Articles, Resources, and More (08/18/16)

How Marriage Is Teaching Me to Search the Whole Person

After the wedding is over, when you’ve looked across the kitchen table and found the man you married to be different than you thought, you have a choice: will the two of you grow together in these newly discovered layers, or passively part ways over time? Sara Hagerty says, “Covenant has bound us to a limitless search.” Her words are not just for married women; we can all dig out the depths of another person, and in the process, learn how to press in to know the Lord. Read this post.

Don't Wait to Encourage

We may read articles, agree with the wisdom, and yet not address the weaknesses in our own lives. This post pleads with us as followers of Christ. Read this post.

Thy Will Be Done: A Reflection on the Hardest Year of My Life

Even writing these words makes my heart ache, for I know there are many who are facing unimaginable pain. To those whose current circumstances are too much to withstand, I pray that the God of all peace and comfort will show you that nothing is too much for Him. May He pour out His grace, so we might be able to say in all seasons: “Whatever You’re doing, whatever Your endgame here is—I believe You are good.” Read this post.

Lay Aside the Weight of Moodiness

How easy it is to blame our actions on our emotions, or excuse our feelings because we are women. “But more often than not, for most of us, our bad mood is being fueled by a wrong belief. And the mood, though likely sin-infected, is a mercy. . . . When our souls are ‘cast down’ and ‘in turmoil’ within us, we must ask, ‘Why?’ And then we must preach to our souls to ‘hope in God,’ our salvation and our portion, whose mercies are new every morning.” Read the post.

3 Questions with Astronaut Jeff Williams

Ask most people where they spend time with the Lord, and similar answers appear: in the bedroom, on a couch, at a coffee shop. But what would it be like to study the Bible and pray on the International Space Station? Astronaut Jeff Williams gives his answer in this quick interview, sharing his “appreciation of God’s creative and providential work given the literal ‘worldview.’” Read the post.

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About the Author

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep is a hospital teacher, a seminary student, and a Lyme patient living in Texas, where God continuously sustains her through Scripture, dry shampoo, and Mexican food. She blogs her journey through medical treatment at with the hope that her words will be a picture of the Lord’s perfect faithfulness in chronic pain; for even in suffering, God is good.

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