Book Review #1: When Others Make Your Life Difficult

Difficult life Let’s face it: sometimes life is just plain hard! There are times that we bring the hardship on ourselves because of disobedience to God’s Word or refusal to walk in God’s ways. Sometimes, however, we find ourselves in difficult situations because of the decisions that other people have made. In effect, we become the collateral damage of their disobedience or bad choices!

Often, conflict in the physical world is rooted in Spiritual warfare. When that conflict makes its presence known in our lives through the hurt we receive at the hands of others, we are faced with important decisions. Will we become angry at the injustice done to us and allow bitterness to take root? Will we repay hurt for hurt? Will we, instead, practice forgiveness and extend mercy? Will we show a gracious, Christ-like spirit in spite of our hurt?

Though this book is only 72 pages, it is packed with Scripture to encourage those who are facing difficulties in life. The short, easy-to-read chapters also contain personal stories and practical application that make it a must-read for anyone struggling to make sense of life’s hard times. Both teens and adults could glean encouragement and hope from the Bible principles discussed here.

This book can be purchased for $2.99 from


Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Month

While browsing through Instagram recently, I came across this picture.


I knew that October has been designated as “Pastor Appreciation Month,” but I had no idea that someone had chosen March to honor pastor’s wives.
Having grown up in a pastor’s home, I know that the role of a pastor’s wife is often filled with joy and heartache, blessings and burdens, triumphs and trials. Pastor’s wives come in all shapes and sizes.  All live with the knowledge that God has called their husbands to minister to people who are broken, bruised, and battered. Continue reading “Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Month”