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Young Orphan Demonstrates the Key to a Prosperous Life

Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. 1 Timothy 6:6 For many years, I have read this verse as: “Godliness + Contentment = the key to abundant living”. Recently, I began glimpsing another understanding:  Being content with godliness is the pinnacle of prosperity–the primary purpose of our lives.  Doesn’t ...

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Be A Good Stepparent

It’s not an easy role to fill.  It’s not the natural way of things, it’s not always the ideal situation.  However, life is rarely considered ideal.  It sure wasn’t ideal for the little girl I once was.  I lost my mom to cancer and then the worst thing that could ...

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Why Should I Embrace My Failures?

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, ...

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One Year To Live

We would go to the hospital to watch her die.  Her time was short, cancer was eating her alive.  I have described it that way before because there is no better way to explain it.  She was diminishing quickly before our eyes.  And yet, mom would smile at us.  What is braver than that?  I was ...

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I Don’t Want To Be An Orphan Any Longer

An orphan is a child without parental care and affection. To be orphaned means to be cut-off from the love, protection, and provisions a parent can provide. We all are born spiritually cut-off from our heavenly Father. Christ’s resurrection made it possible for us to not be orphans any longer. It ...

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