When Hope Runs Out

“The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Thy faithfulness.” Lam. 3:22-23, NASB Maybe you watched my Devotions for Women: NO WATER! segment yesterday. If so, you’re aware that water is currently unavailable at the Wickham household. I like camping, but really, not in my own house. Yet the trial continues … a third repairmen is scheduled to investigate the issue tomorrow morning. I pray he’ll be able to correct it. Sadly I discovered that the […]

Why I Don’t Need to Work My Head Off

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9, NASB Reformation Day comes and goes every October 31—an occurrence I take for granted far too often. But I wonder, what was life like for people who lived after the Roman Empire’s fall and prior to Martin Luther’s courageous act in 1517? The Roman Catholic Church maintained an incredible amount of influence, selling indulgences that […]

By His Grace

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.” 1 Cor. 15:10, NASB Looking at old photographs with my mom, I gazed at the black and white picture of my mother’s parents. “I look like her,” I reluctantly thought as my eyes focused on my maternal grandmother. The facial features, the stance … indisputably I resemble her. My […]