No Sugar-Coatings

Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort. For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself.Continue reading “No Sugar-Coatings”

Even if He Doesn’t

We had hoped He was The One… Luke 24:21 Lord, if You had been here…. John 11:21 Even if He doesn’t… Daniel 3:18 NLT And we know that God causes all things to work together for our good and His glory. Romans 8:28 Becky’s version Though the following story occurred several years ago, the emotionContinue reading “Even if He Doesn’t”

Rock of Ages, Cleft for me

Lean on Him I called on Your name, O Lord, Out of the lowest pit. You have heard my voice… O Lord, You have seen my oppression. Great is Thy faithfulness. Who is among you who [reverently] fears the Lord, who obeys the voice of His Servant, yet who walks in darkness and deep troubleContinue reading “Rock of Ages, Cleft for me”

How’s Your Rope?

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand]. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust [with great confidence, and on whom I rely]!” “BecauseContinue reading “How’s Your Rope?”

Christmas Movie Suggestion

The Nativity Story I admit it – I absolutely love Christmas movies. Everything from the original Grinch cartoon to It’s Wonderful Life and even, A Christmas Story. I know, I know. These have nothing to do with the real meaning of Christmas. To be fair, neither do Christmas cookies, mistletoe or snowflakes, some of ourContinue reading “Christmas Movie Suggestion”

What’s Your Paper Trail Look Like?

For we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]— 2 Corinthians 5:7 Amplified Bible For our light and momentary affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory that is far beyond comparison. So we fix our eyes not on whatContinue reading “What’s Your Paper Trail Look Like?”

Lord, If You Had Been Here…

The sisters sent word to Jesus saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.” John 11:3 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when He heard that he was sick, He then stayed two days longer in the place where He was. John 11: 5-6 Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him, but Mary stayed atContinue reading “Lord, If You Had Been Here…”

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies is one of my favorite Christmas devotionals. It’s such a vivid word picture of the ingredients that make up our lives and what the Lord is able to do with those ingredients.  Wrapping the joy of Christmas cookie baking (and eating!) around the real-life pain that each of us walks through at someContinue reading “Christmas Cookies”

Rock Flowers

One of my favorite, Streams in the Desert devotionals (11/23). To all my fellow “rock flowers.” He is up to something in the hard places of your life and mine (see James 1), let’s trust Him in our seasons of blessing and seasons of pain. – Your fellow rock flower, Becky White Thou hast shewedContinue reading “Rock Flowers”

Because You Prayed

Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, “Because you have prayed to Me …” The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. Isaiah 37:21a NASB     James 5:16a NASB In the middle of the crisis, it just didn’t occur to me. Busily making decisions and finding solutions as I dealt with the realityContinue reading “Because You Prayed”