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?

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Recent Articles

Finding Strength When Hope is Deferred

Finding Strength When Hope is Deferred

by Kerry Tittle
Oftentimes, the most celebrated holiday can feel like anything but the happiest time of the year. This year the Lord has revealed more hurting hearts to me than Christmas cheer.

But maybe the hardest part for me is being so heavy laden in my own struggles that I don’t know how to help the ones I love.

Longing

Longing

by Kerry Tittle
After the Thanksgiving décor was packed away, little eyes looked at me with obvious expectation. My heart hurt knowing the unspoken excitement of decorating for Christmas was upon us and so was another year of grief. How can such a joyous and opportune time to teach children be so heavy?

Battlefields and Gauntlets

Battlefields and Gauntlets

by Kerry Tittle

A few years ago I was asked to tell my story at a Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) national conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There was nothing unusual about this until a man walked in the room. There in the front row sat David Powlison. I made it through but not without the overwhelming feeling of insecurity and inability. Then it happened. The email that announced his diagnosis with stage IV pancreatic cancer. WHY God!?!

Life can be bumpy and sometimes children get hurt

This imaginative tale, straight from the heart of a child, can help children and parents find hope and healing in the greatest story of all — the gospel.