Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction.
– Isaiah 48:10
Facing the refining fire of trials?
We’ve been there too.
Let’s share the journey together.
What is Refined Family?
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by Stephen Altrogge
I sit down early in the morning, Bible in hand, super charged coffee by my side. The world is asleep. My kids are asleep. Heck, I’m still asleep. I finish, and I feel…nothing. Did anything really “happen” during the time I read the Bible? Why should I even continue when it just feels like I’m going through the motions?
by Kerry Tittle with Butch Walker
October is Child Loss Awareness month. When I learned of it I began to read a plethora of articles. The stories were all unique, but there was a common thread: change. Everything changes. The person you were ceases to exist. Marriages change. Families change. Resistance is definitely futile.
by Christina Muñoz Madsen
I felt so helpless and scared. My coworker, Anne Pressly, was clinging to life in a hospital after having been brutally attacked in her own home and there was nothing I could do. All I could do was pray and, honestly, what good would that do?