What Doesn’t Kill You Doesn’t Make You Stronger

What Doesn’t Kill You Doesn’t Make You Stronger

SHARED BY LISA APPELO They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, but that’s not the whole truth. Because what doesn’t kill you can make you bitter. What doesn’t kill you can leave you numb. And what doesn’t kill you can lead you to make bad decisions with even...
52 Bible Verses to Grieve with Hope

52 Bible Verses to Grieve with Hope

This article is a companion post to the one about grieving with hope. by Lisa Appelo In deep grief, God’s word brings deep comfort. The Bible is living and active and meets the most broken and pain-filled places in our soul. “Within the Scripture there is balm for...
How to Process Grief with Hope

How to Process Grief with Hope

As the GPC family works through our grief at the untimely death of Sandy Franks, we might all find comfort/help/direction in this post. Please see below. by Lisa Appelo I’m often asked how to process grief with hope. When I became a young widow and single mom to seven...
Lenten Prayer: St. Ephrem the Syrian

Lenten Prayer: St. Ephrem the Syrian

This week’s prayer comes from St. Ephrem the Syrian (c. 306 – 373), an Eastern Christian theologian and Doctor of the Church. *** O Lord and Master of my life! Take from me the spirit of sloth, faint-heartedness, lust of power, and idle talk. But give rather the...
Christ Has No Body

Christ Has No Body

Teresa of Avila (1515–1582) Christ Has No Body Christ has no body but yours, No hands, no feet on earth but yours, Yours are the eyes with which he looks Compassion on this world, Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good, Yours are the hands, with which he...