In a way, I started this post last Sunday. I used a familiar passage that many of us have memorized. I expanded the group of verses to use on my Sunday post and got thinking about how it applies to our kids. Today, I’m applying it a little differently than it...
Once upon a time there was a girl who grew up in a Christian home. She loved Jesus. At a very early age, she made a decision to receive Christ into her life. It was so early that she couldn’t really remember a time she wasn’t without Him. At various times,...
As we discovered last time in our post on passing on the faith, the foundation of our faith is Christ and the salvation He has purchased for us. It is also called the Gospel, or the Good News. It is the heart of our faith as Christians. It is why we pray in the name...
This week I was in an online discussion (I’m finally learning how to use Google+) and the topic of passing our faith to our children came up. I am experienced in this area, but am by no means an authority. When we look back on the raising of our daughters, we...
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.