The Wonder of God as Witness

Do you ever feel invisible, as though you or your efforts are unseen? At the same time, do you ever feel relief that no one sees some of the things you think, watch, or do? "I am the one who knows, and I am witness, declares the LORD."  (Jeremiah 29.23b) People we live with, work with,…

The Power of Comfort

When someone we care about hurts or struggles, we want to be a source of comfort. We offer words, hugs, our presence. And we pray. Our thoughtful gestures matter and certainly impact, yet when we pray, we rehearse our trust that God is with this person. We express the depths of how we desire Him…

Smile the Extra Mile

There it is. That smile of his. That smile of hers. The genuine one that says  Right now, I'm good.  We're good.  My heart is full. Waving from the car, playing in the backyard, goofing off with friends, glancing up from a book or at the supper table. Receiving a smile from one of our…