Freedom From Shame by Kristin Shirley

Recovery. Abortion Recovery. If you look online, the definition of a recovery is “a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength” and also “the action or process or regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.” I sat at a women’s conference this weekend for our church. As Irene Rollings, the…

Walking Out Sacrifice with Faith

I approached the beautiful entrance of the Fort Benning army base one night. The grand entrance lit up with bright lights that demanded a high level of respect.  The entrance covered the four-lane highway like a bridge with a row of American flags blowing in the wind and high columns on all four corners which…

Trusting God

Trust. I thought I had this one in the pocket. Years ago, I was so excited to finish writing a Bible study with this topic because I thought it would be an easy one for me. I thought I had conquered the issue of trust many, many years ago. I was stunned when I began…

Forgiveness is a Choice

    What makes forgiveness such a hard choice? Why do so many of us struggle with offering forgiveness? Choosing to forgive in this world often seems like we are validating the act; that in some way, we are saying what happened is okay. Forgiveness can be seen as a sign of weakness or a…

“Right Now” Joy by Angela Scott

“If I could just get through this situation, then I’d have joy.”  “When I get this done, I’ll be at peace.”  “When all of this is over, I’ll feel fulfilled.” Ever felt that way? I have, but we don’t have to wait until everything is just right to walk in peace, joy and fulfillment; we…

A Fresh Start by Melissa Todd

A Fresh Start can be defined as an opportunity to start over without prejudice; a clean slate, a chance, a new opportunity. Where are you on your life journey? Are you tired of the same day-to-day routine and you want something new? Do you need a vacation to clear your mind? Or have you found yourself in…