Find Hope in God—Our Mighty Fortress—This Weekend

God, Our Mighty Fortress

“As ordinary as our days may seem, the world we live in is precarious,” Gloria Furman writes. “Each of us is affected by wars and rumors of wars, national catastrophes, and personal crises. The unknowns we live with can threaten to overwhelm our faith and even our very lives.” But we find refuge in God, our Mighty Fortress. Gloria directs our hearts to find hope in Him today. Read this post.

Answering Children's Questions at Halloween

“What if your child is scared of the dark and worried about what a stormy Halloween night may bring?” In this post, Alison Mitchell addresses the questions many kids will be asking in the weeks leading up to October 31: Are ghosts real? Will witches fly in my window on Halloween night? Does the devil wait in the dark to catch people? Alison responds to these topics and more. Read this post.

Woe to the Complacent

“It’s hard to read Amos without squirming,” Sharon Hodde Miller says. “Thousands of years later, Amos’ words are as relevant as ever. We continue to live in a world of vast economic disparity.” No matter where you fall on the spectrum of financial wealth or poverty, Sharon says that this Old Testament prophet forces us to ask, “What are we to do with our blessing?” If we want to know, we should look to Christ. “As followers of Jesus, we are meant to leverage our blessing for others, just as He did for us.” Read this She Reads Truth devotional.

Four Truths for the Infertile Married Couple

As Meredith Hodge and her husband have experienced the pain of infertility, she says that Sarah and Abraham of the Old Testament have become dear friends. “Though we can’t chat with them directly, God’s Word is filled with guidance from their story. He has graciously given us this account of a couple who certainly understands the fear, weight, anxiety, and isolation that bears down upon modern-day couples struggling with infertility.” Read this post.

The God Who Gets in the Gap with Us

Many of you have been following Kimberly and LeRoy’s medical journey over the last few months. This week, Kimberly shared updates about LeRoy’s condition and described what happened at an event where she recently spoke. She writes, “Thank you for continuing to walk with us on this journey and especially for interceding. God is faithful. He is carrying us in the daily grind of new meal plans and meds, of painful episodes, and sleepless nights. He is the faithful God.” Read this post.

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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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