Category Archives: Be Brave

Faith and Bravery Cannot Be Separated

We know from the well-known “faith chapter” of Hebrews 11 that faith defined is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see (v. 1). For me, this definition of faith is more understandable: Faith is taking the first step even when you cannot see […]

I Am Called Ma

Ma is not my favorite endearment for mother. It sounds so “country” and “backwoodsy” and where we live is far from that. But I am called Ma by my son. Understand, I never thought I would be a mother. I knew early on that I wouldn’t be able to have babies. I just knew. I […]

At This Juncture…

I’ve been told often that the story of raising the kids John and I have is brave. I’ve never considered it brave. It all began out of curiosity—Holy Spirit curiosity. I was curious as to why a group of rotten disruptive students at the middle school I was subbing at would hang around with me […]

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