Sacred Story Library

Sister we are in this together. Our library contains encouraging stories from women who, like you, walk through chapters of questioning, grieving, loving, hoping, and surrendering. We pray you will pass on stories because hope is contagious. Our Teaching Moments offer perspective about living your story in light of God’s Word. We love to hear how you are impacted by what you read.

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Heaven is Real

Heaven is Real

On a hot summer day in July, 2015, my mother, my two younger sisters and I sat in a doctor’s office in Galveston, TX, awaiting the oncology specialist with Mother’s test results. At my younger sister’s suggestion, I had taken off work to attend the doctor’s...

God’s Word on Dark Days

God’s Word on Dark Days

Sue's Story: One day I retired after 30 years of teaching, and the next day I stepped into the office of my husband’s business, Athletic Decals, during a turbulent and frightening time in our lives. Faced with an expensive and unfounded lawsuit, I feared for our...

God’s Gift of Today

God’s Gift of Today

Jennifer's Story:  The Navy had just sent us to our new home in Tampa, Florida. Reunited after Kevin’s deployment in the Middle East, our family was excited to live an hour from Disney World and to enjoy our new swimming pool and Jacuzzi. This exciting new chapter for...

A Foreboding Closet

A Foreboding Closet

Angela's Story: As I reflect on my early life, I see how growing up without a mom and then with a Disney-esque stepmom shaped me. It may sound melodramatic, but I don’t really like recounting my childhood. It feels like opening the door to a foreboding closet...one I...

Crevices

Crevices

Melissa's Story: An open tab on the laptop exposed his secret: visual images of topless women, each in stark contrast to my body style. The floor beneath me quaked. The gentle, kind, giving husband who normally guarded my heart …crushed it. I did not question his love...

Witnesses to a Weary World

Witnesses to a Weary World

Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” What does it mean to be a witness? Merriam Webster defines “witness” as someone who gives...

Never Too Late to Forgive

Never Too Late to Forgive

Heidi's Story:  I harbored and nurtured so much bitterness toward my father as I grew up that I preferred the term “the patriarch.” Justified by events of my childhood, I felt I earned the right to hold him in disdain. He netted a living as a lawyer, so naturally I...

The Harvest is Plentiful

The Harvest is Plentiful

Then he [Jesus] said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38 As a city girl, I do not have experience with the agrarian way of...

The Most Dangerous Prayer

The Most Dangerous Prayer

Diana's Story: I married Rick 18 years into my Christian walk. I knew well the sin of an unequally yoked marriage (2 Cor. 6:14). But I loved Rick, and since he supported my church involvement, I assumed he would soon come to the Lord. Thirty years and two children...

Training the Next Generation

Training the Next Generation

We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.  Colossians 1:28-29 My husband and I,...

Hard Times

Hard Times

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15-16) This year I have felt hard-pressed in every way. I am sure I am not alone in feeling this way. We have been in a...

Like A Lush Orchard

Like A Lush Orchard

“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.  So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.  The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be...

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