How to Get God’s Favor


Dealing with disappointment is hard. You know that. I know that. You didn’t lose the 10 pounds you vowed to drop by July 1 (or gain the 10 — a sliver of a minority, I know). Your teen (actually mine!) has filled out a dozen-plus job applications and had three interviews and still no job. […]

Why Counsel Hearts to Hope?


  My ministry to counsel hearts to hope was born out of my own pain. Among them, loneliness and isolation. I’d go to church desiring friendship with godly women, but it seemed everyone was talking to everyone else and they knew the secret handshake or the secret password or whatever and I didn’t. I was the wallflower, just another […]

4 Keys to End “What If” Worry

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Usually when you hear “what if,” the next words turn dark. . .like a moonless night? Fear creeps. You’ve felt the creeping “what if,” haven’t you? “What if . . .my husband loses his job?” “What if. . .a monster molests my precious child?” “What if. . .someone learns my secret?” (What if. . .everyone […]

God Met Me at the Strangest Place

Lucy Ann Moll

God met me at the library. How strange! How crazy and wonderful and amazing! Twenty-three years old, newly married and out of work, I scanned the shelves for redecorating books. I wanted something, anything, to turn my two-bedroom apartment into a home. Someplace cozy for my husband, Laces (our shy beige kitty) and me. God […]

How I Overcame My Fear

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HOW I OVERCAME MY FEAR. This is the first part of a two-part series on God’s solutions to overcoming fear.  The trouble began when I got the promotion. Me, the new managing editor of a health and food magazine. My supervisor Sally, the new executive editor. I waltzed into the art department on promotion day, scanned […]