Often, we have scars that are unacceptable to others around us. We don’t want to discuss them. It is too embarrassing. But before I get too deep into this discussion of unacceptable scars, I want to make a distinction. At least two types of unacceptable scars....
That’s a great question. I have two that tie for my top choices. Of course there are many things about the Christian life that are wonderful, but in the past few years, these two have had a very encouraging effect on me in new ways. I think part of the reason is...
Dear Martha, Someone in my church community hurt my feelings deeply and I don’t see how I can forgive her. I know I should, but I need help. Miserable Mable Hi Mable, I can identify with how easy it is to be hurt by others in your church community. We are all so...
Dear Martha, Is our family the only family that fights and yells at each other on the ride to church on Sunday mornings? Somehow, it seems to contradict all the reasons we are attending church! Rattled Rhonda I can assure you Rhonda, you are not alone. Many families...
I’m going to write a series of advice letters based on true-to-life situations until I get real ones from you. I’d like to see if you will find something to contact with in these “advice” columns. Dear Martha, When I go to church, I feel like I...
Welcome to a Place of Hope
photo: Gayle Sankey Clegg
I’m Martha. I’m so glad you came to visit. This is a place for women who are scared, overwhelmed, brokenhearted and losing hope. One thing we can find together is hope. The Biblical kind that is confident expectation in the person and promises of GOD!
In 2015, my husband had a stroke which changed our lives on many levels. I waited the required year after to see what the final outcome of his recovery would be, and when the time was up, I experienced a very dark time despite the fact that he had improved considerably.
I began seeking out how to find hope for a person who is scared, overwhelmed and brokenhearted. Because I ran the gamut of all those feelings. Often, I still do.
We all need the encouragement of GOD’s Word to remind us of who GOD is, what His promises are and how certain our hope is in Him! It is not because of how strong our faith is but because of who the One is in whom we place it!
But let me back up a bit and tell you a little about myself. I am a wife of just over 50 years to a now retired pastor, a mom of 3 daughters who are grown and married, with 7 grands. I’m also an RN.
We have lived in a variety of places in our years of ministry including Jamaica, FL, TX, IL and now AL near one of our daughters.
Now that COVID has arrived, our neat, controlled worlds have all been turned upside-down. It makes no difference what our age or stage in life, everything has changed. The things we once based our hope on have all shifted.
Come join us as we find hope together in Christ! We’re all learning new ways to trust Him as we discover places we once thought we firm are now shifting out from under us.