Your Present Situation is Not Your Final Destination

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26 NIV) At first, Asaph, the writer of the Psalm, had “envied the arrogant when [he] saw the prosperity of the wicked. They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong. They are free from commonContinue reading “Your Present Situation is Not Your Final Destination”

For the Love of Marriage

By Janina Jolag A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV) My heart began to beat faster as I realized what was happening. A beautiful ring sat in a brown box, as my soon-to-be husband asked me to become his wife. I couldn’t stop smiling. He took out the ring, and withContinue reading “For the Love of Marriage”

A Mother’s Unconditional Love

By Janina Jolag Her children arise and call her blessed.(Proverbs 31:28 NIV) As Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I begin to think of the word love and what it truly means to me. Then in that same instant, my warrior twin boys come to mind and I begin to think. The love ofContinue reading “A Mother’s Unconditional Love”

Love Always Trusts

And he called the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites quarreled and because they tested the Lord saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?” (Exodus 17:7 NIV) Imagine a relationship with trust issues. It’s definitely not one we want to find ourselves in. Yet that’s the kind of relationship God had with HisContinue reading “Love Always Trusts”

Don’t Get On the Wrong Train

Wait on the Lord;Be of good courage,And He shall strengthen your heart;Wait, I say, on the Lord! (Psalm 27:14 NKJV) There’s a well-known Middle Eastern saying for single people: “Don’t let the train pass you by,” or in other words, “Hurry up and get married before it’s too late.” But I like to say, “Make sure youContinue reading “Don’t Get On the Wrong Train”

More Than Royalty and Romance

“Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14 NLT) God had greater things in mind for Esther than just royalty and romance. He used her to save the lives of her Jewish people when she realized her purpose in life. We find a similar pattern inContinue reading “More Than Royalty and Romance”

Love Always Protects

[Love] always protects. (1 Corinthians 13:7 NIV) This little guy thinks he’s everyone’s protector. He waits for everyone to get home and greets them with joy. At night, he stays by the door to ensure everyone’s safe. This is Milo. We find it incredible that a little dog like that can have such love andContinue reading “Love Always Protects”