Trusting God in Singleness, in Financial Crises, and More

What Student Ministry Really Needs? Homework.

When women ask Jen Wilkin what discipleship resources she recommends for teens, her answer is simple: “Give them the Bible itself.” As Jen explains, “In an age where the pattern for discipling students has been to repeatedly lower the bar, we should do what the soccer coach, the chemistry teacher, and the SAT prep instructors do: Raise it.” In this stage of life, teens know what it means to be a student. If we train them to study God’s Word now, Jen says we will set them up for a lifelong love of the Scriptures. Read this post.

What If God Takes It All Away? Trusting Him Through Financial Struggles

During a two-year period, Sarah Walton went from debating how to redesign her kitchen to wrestling with how to feed her family of six on food stamps. “God led us to a place where there was no other option but to let go of all we had saved, planned, and worked hard for,” Sarah explains. “Through all of this, even in our desire to use our resources for God’s glory, He has taught me to search my heart by continually asking three questions.” Read this post.

16 Prayers for Children God Delights to Answer

Moms, do you have the desire to pray for your kids but find it difficult to know where to begin? Stephen Altrogge suggests using Scripture. As he explains, “God has made it abundantly clear in Scripture that He wants to bless our children and descendants. He’s given us many promises to give us faith to hope and pray for their salvation and well-being.” Read this post.

Single Is Never Second Best: Enjoying God’s Gift at Midlife

Lydia Brownback, like so many other single women, has found herself wrestling with the question, “Why doesn’t God bring me a spouse?” This question, Lydia says, that was “so perplexing in our twenties and thirties, can become downright painful as the decades march us into middle age and our marital prospects diminish.” But singleness isn’t second best. “To the contrary, it’s a privileged calling with unique blessings to enjoy and to pour out for others.” 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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