Six Ways to Be There for a Friend in Crisis

Recently a friend of mine posted something like this on Facebook: "It has been a horrible week. The kids were sick, so we didn't get to take our scheduled vacation. We lost our health insurance. I am waiting in the hospital while my husband has his appendix taken out. It has been stressful." Immediately the responses were numerous. And predictable. "I'm so … [Read more...]

When Scripture Hurts

This is my third post here at Satisfaction Through Christ, so I thought I might take a moment and let you get to know me a little more. I have been blogging for almost seven years, and the majority of those years focused on the fact that I am infertile, and that we are adoptive parents. In fact, my original blog was called “Barren Woman,” and that is still my email address. … [Read more...]

Becoming the Titus 2 Woman…at 40!

In my mind, I am twenty-three years old. When I close my eyes, she is who I see in the images of myself. I have felt that way for a long time, which is odd, I thought until recently, because I didn’t particularly recall twenty-three being a pivotal year for any reason. But lately, I realize that 1998 was, in fact, very important in the development of who I am today. The … [Read more...]

Three Reasons Bible Reading Should Top Your “To Do” List

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against You,” Psalm 119:11 (NIV) This is one of the earliest verses from the Bible I can remember memorizing. It was part of the pledge to the Bible we said every morning at the Christian elementary school I attended. I heard it daily at school, and then I heard it again at church on a regular basis. Knowing the … [Read more...]