A Personal Note From Sheila: Please Read

Writing my new upcoming book “In The Middle of the Mess” is the hardest project I’ve ever undertaken. Half way through, I almost quit as it felt too raw and a bit too vulnerable. I’ve always been fairly open about…

Your Story Is Not Over Yet

I was sitting in the departure lounge waiting for my flight to board when that dreaded announcement graced our ears, “The 3:30 p.m. flight to Dallas, TX will now depart at 5:40 p.m. Thank you for your patience.” I looked…

From Shame to Love

I was born in a land of castles— Scotland has more than three thousand of them, the oldest dating back to the eleventh and twelfth centuries. When you stand inside one of these magnificent buildings, you can almost feel the…

I Will Rise

“Jesus didn’t come to get you out of this life. He came to live in you through it.” It was a simple statement, no radical new theology, and yet these words from a humble, godly counselor, Dr. Frank Gripka, altered…

Our Hope

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead…

On Mission

“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus — the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” Acts 20:24 (NLT) I…

In Times Like These

During the Roman persecution of the Jews in the second century, Rabbi Akiva was once asked why he persisted in teaching God’s Word when doing so meant risking torture and death. “Let me tell you a parable,” he said. Once…

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