Living in Faith, Scripture Lessons, Scripture verses, What I've Learned Lately

God is our hope, even in the darkness

Two verses tucked into the Old Testament book of Micah reminded me that there’s always a glimmer of light to be found, even on the darkest days.

Christian non-fiction, Living in Faith

Finding hope in dark places

Some days seem like all sunshine and roses. Other days … not so much. When you need a reminder of where our true hope is found, download the fall issue of Refresh magazine and read how hope shines in dark places (including my article, “Nightmare Prayers”).

Living in Faith, Scripture verses, What I've Learned Lately

We’re all a masterpiece — and a work in progress

You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress. That’s the message I saw on a meme a few weeks ago, and it stuck with me. The world expects “masterpiece” and can turn cruel when all they see in us is “work in progress.” How do we remind ourselves that despite our flaws and failures, we’re a masterpiece of God?

Living in Faith, Prayer

10 prayers for a new school year

The back-to-school season has begun, with students, teachers, and support staff preparing for a new year of learning. Here are 10 things we can pray as a new school year begins.