3 Ways to Pray Like a Child
May 11th, 2017

3 Ways to Pray Like a Child

Hannah DeMarco

I wish I talked to God more like my 7-year-old nephew. When Max prays, he thanks God for the popsicle he ate that day. He prays for a sick bird he saw at the zoo. He asks forgiveness for accidentally crushing an ant with his foot on the ...

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Want to Get Away from It All? Find Hope in God’s Word
May 2nd, 2017

Want to Get Away from It All? Find Hope in God’s Word

Hannah DeMarco

The theatre lights turn on and the credits roll as the audience slowly trickles out in a daze, shoes crunching popcorn kernels along the way. But I’m still sitting in my theatre seat, unwilling to let reality set back in after watching such a happy ending. Because ...

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3 Verses to Ease the Pain of Feeling Overlooked
April 11th, 2017

3 Verses to Ease the Pain of Feeling Overlooked

Coleen Buglino

I once described to a friend that I was feeling like a filthy mop. I pictured myself being pushed across the floor, absorbing all the mess and the grime, working tirelessly while no one was looking. I explained feeling like everyone else was busy doing their glamorous jobs, living ...

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Feeling Incompetent? Bible Verses Offer Assurance
April 4th, 2017

Feeling Incompetent? Bible Verses Offer Assurance

Andrew Tomashewsky

The job was simple enough. I planned to take my infant daughter grocery shopping one Saturday afternoon while my wife was practicing organ for the Sunday service. I had the backpack set with diapers, toys, and Baby Bjorn, just in case. After I dropped my wife off at practice, ...

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What Does True Love Look Like?
March 21st, 2017

What Does True Love Look Like?

Hannah DeMarco

Who do you love most? To be honest, the person I usually love most is myself. I want what’s best for me . I look out for me. My choices are often guided by self-interest. But, as Jesus taught us, real love looks different. ...

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Failed Plans? Lean into God’s Word for Comfort
March 14th, 2017

Failed Plans? Lean into God’s Word for Comfort

Dottie McLoughlin

This was my day, and I was all smiles It took a holiday to do it, but our family was finally all together again. As I welcomed them all into the house, I anticipated the low hum of great adult conversation as children giggled and played quietly in ...

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Psalms of Lament for When You Feel Rejected
March 9th, 2017

Psalms of Lament for When You Feel Rejected

Hannah DeMarco

I have yet to meet someone who enjoys the feeling of being rejected. Of being told, “Thanks, but you’re just not good enough.” But it’s something that all of us feel at one time or another, not that we’re likely to admit it. Like a pile of crumbs, we ...

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4 Psalms for Strength When You’re Overcome by Exhaustion
February 28th, 2017

4 Psalms for Strength When You’re Overcome by Exhaustion

Hannah DeMarco

It doesn’t matter how much sleep you get. It doesn’t matter how well you eat. It doesn’t matter how hard you exercise. You just can’t seem to get enough rest, and as a result you feel completely exhausted. You remember the days when you had enough energy to ...

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