Remember Amy

(Some details have been changed to protect the privacy of those involved.) God had given Amy a smile that would brighten up any room. We were fifteen and part of an elite group of teen singers from different parts of the state. For several weeks that summer we toured around from church to church, leading … More Remember Amy

Faith Is the Antidote for Fear (by Emerald Barnes)

Recently, as I was praying one night, God spoke this little phrase to me. “Faith is the antidote for fear.” Well, it was something similar. I can’t remember it word for word, but that was the essence of it. For once, I wasn’t worried about anything. I wasn’t fearful. I was just praying and thanking … More Faith Is the Antidote for Fear (by Emerald Barnes)

Root of the Problem

Last year, we were so focused on doing projects inside of our fixer upper, it was well into July before I started working on a particular section of our yard. Big mistake. By the time I started pulling out and cutting back all of those unwanted vines and shoots, it was so overwhelming that I … More Root of the Problem

Something Real

Someone said to me recently, “There’s always two sides to people.” The woman lived several states away, but I’ve heard her words before. She felt no one at her church was willing to be open and honest about their life, so she no longer felt welcome to be open and honest with them. She craved … More Something Real