Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble. Proverbs 17:17 (The Message) Don’t face your valley alone! You have a heavenly Father who loves you and cares for you deeply. Ask Him to find the supportive friendships, the family you need. Then don’t overlook the surprising help that might arrive! He may use long-lost relatives, neighbors, a support group, your local church, a very old (or very new) friend to provide comfort and encouragement in unlooked for ways. But the most importantSEE DETAILS
Then Moses said to the Lord, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.” EXODUS 33:15 (NIV) If there’s one thing I learned in the wilderness of adversity, it’s how desperately we need God’s guidance. When Jan and I were in the wilderness, we struggled daily to get our bearings. That’s not an easy thing to do when you’re surrounded with empty horizons, deceptive images and shifting sands. As we stumbled our way through this trackless desert, we encountered plenty of people whoSEE DETAILS
The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. EXODUS 34:6-7 (NIV) So often during my time in the wilderness, I longed for God to speak to me “face to face” as He did with Moses. I wanted answers. Reassurance. His presence. I wanted a burning bush, a glory-lit meeting, an encounter with God. But He never showed up … or so I thought. When we expect God to move in mighty ways through burning bushes, shaking mountains and pillars of fire, weSEE DETAILS
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