September 18th 2017
By: Sandra Bretschneider My friend was diagnosed with cancer a week ago. And you know what she said to me? “Pray for God's glory,” she said. Her response was sobering. "Yes, God's glory! And a miracle!" I thought. Unfortunately, cancer is a beast she's familiar with. Years ago she battled it, to its defeat. She knows what the word “cancer” en
September 4th 2017
By: Sandra Bretschneider Suffering. A word we are more than merely acquainted with. Unbearable heartache leaves us worn, naked, and vulnerable. Exposure always seeks a hidden place though. Except, our tendency isn't to seek after the One who allowed hardship.
August 21st 2017
By: Sandra Bretschneider Every day I scroll through faces and words on my phone. Beautiful pictures and amazing accomplishments clamor for attention. We all want to be noticed in this busy world full of people. Rarely do we share our nakedness—our weaknesses, ugly pictures, or hardships. Nobody will ever see those parts of us.   
August 7th 2017
By: Sandra Bretschneider Tiny, profound discoveries are made beneath my toddler's feet. Dried crumbs and paper pieces are tightly held in her hands. She's on a continual quest of discovery, to find the extraordinary in her small realm. To her, the world is new. It's full of hidden treasures. And she finds them, these wonderful things, in the ever-so-simple and mundane.
May 22nd 2017
By: Sandra Bretschneider Chubby baby feet touch wet sand by the salty shoreline. My youngest daughter squeals with excitement. She slaps the water with her tiny hands and splashes water everywhere. My ol
May 8th 2017
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April 24th 2017
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April 10th 2017
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April 3rd 2017
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March 27th 2017
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"He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young."
Isaiah 40:11