A Bruised Reed

A Bruised Reed

(Guest post by Elisabeth Hemmeter, currently a student at Penn View Bible Institute) Around 2020, I was gifted a tiny succulent that my roommate Danielle and I affectionately named “Ralph.” Normally I’m not much of a potted plant person, but little Ralph was easy to...
Commonplace

Commonplace

Have you ever almost ruined Christmas for someone…Like the time my children went to school and told a classmate that Santa Claus was not real? Last weekend my daughter Abigail testified some Christmas thoughts that I thought might ruin it for someone because...
Until the End

Until the End

This month, my mind has gone to my parents and the light that they are to me in 2023. My father had prayed through that he was supposed to go into World War II.  Then while on a suicide mission, trying to rescue what he thought were stranded Americans, he was...
Are You Worn Out?

Are You Worn Out?

A Little Worn Out? (Abigail preached this at our church last Wednesday.  I wanted to share with you today.) Are you exhausted? In Isaiah 35, God says, “I’m going to make the desert bloom.  If you’re thirsty, I’m going to give you water.  If you’re confused, I’m...
It Can’t Compare

It Can’t Compare

This is a first for me…resending a post that I sent over a year ago.  But I still feel it!  This was originally sent in February 2022.   I have changed the date, and I am sharing it again. I am still needy.  God is still God!  -Elizabeth One of my life’s...
Laid Aside

Laid Aside

As they headed west in covered wagons on the Oregon Trail, they knew that it would be a difficult trip, many times lasting four to six months.They made good use of every inch in their wagons.  The wagons that headed west were not usually the bigger, sturdier Conestoga...