Beliefnet
How Great Thou Part
Faith Archives

My brother saves lives for a living. I have never shared with anyone that I once questioned my own choice of career. Can you blame me? I am engulfed (always the lover of puns) in a family of firefighters, cops, […]

The past few years have presented intricate challenges and infinite blessings. As we know, the two often accompany one another. Intricate and infinite…the adjectives of faith. Spiritual fitness cannot be maintained without them. I use the word ‘maintain’ rather than […]

This is a hard one. We tell ourselves that bad things happen for a reason – until they happen to us. We can take the ‘little’ bad stuff but the ‘big’ bad – not so much. It’s not that we […]

Wishing you a Happy and faith-filled New Year!   “God will open doors.” – Colossians 4:3 “Pray first. Act second.” – Isaiah 8:20 “Always put your hope in God.” – Hosea 12:6 “Forget the former things; Do not dwell on […]

In many ways, we can learn from our youngest selves. Toddlers live in real time.  There is zero pretense, no games and no holding back. Toddlers demand to be heard and because of this we listen.  Is it possible we […]

It’s natural to have regrets in life. Few of us escape them. Often, they sleep within us and remain silently dormant. And then an uncomfortable life experience pokes the bear and wakes them from their slumber. It could be reaching […]

It was Bob Marley who said, “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.”  No one wants to determine the degree of courage they are capable of. It’s frightening to question the unknown depths […]

The hard times in life demand both inspiration and spirituality. It is what anchors and sustains people through adversity. It provides the hope and the promise to soldier on from the valley to the peak as life often necessitates. The […]

I pull the dresser drawer and dump the contents onto the floor. I pull another drawer and dump and another and another. I stare at the pile of clothing and assorted things. I am on the umpteenth purge of my […]

Who doesn’t adore the obvious love between Chip and Joanna Gaines? They are the talented, gorgeous and hilarious star couple of HGTV’s, “Fixer Upper.” They make us all want to move to Waco, Texas and claim them as our new […]