A New Heart

A New Heart

  Jerrie’s Story:  When I was little, Mom and Dad would hold my hands and lift me off the ground as we crossed a wooden bridge from the parking lot to our church. I loved the sound when I clomped down and hit the wooden boards with my shoes. I would squeal...
Ashes of Abuse Traded for Beauty

Ashes of Abuse Traded for Beauty

  I grew up as a second-generation Chinese-American. My parents were immigrants who had worked hard to come to the United States hoping for a better life, including high hopes and dreams for their children. As a result, my mom was determined my sisters and I...
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...

Praise: God is All-Powerful

“His divine power has given us everything we need for life a godly life…” (Eph. 3:20). Power. Something humans have craved since the beginning of time. Physical strength, control, influence, resolve, money–all of these things represent power. Power...

God sees Our Desires and Failures

“In the spring at the time when kings go off to war, …. David remained in Jerusalem.” 2 Samuel 11:1 How can God seeing our struggle with our desires help us to seek Him in times of temptation? Not once but for the third time has God drawn my attention to the cover of...