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“Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.” Exodus 3:1 The backside of the desert can seem like a place of barrenness. When your journey takes you on a path you are not prepared for, such as disapproval, criticism, health problems, or relationship woes, your calling may be challenged. Natural gifts and abilities no longer seem strong enough to keep you going and the emptiness you have witnessed in the eyes of others…

“The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.” Proverbs 31:11 Let’s look at this verse in the New Living Translation: “Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.” I am a widow, and my husband has been gone for almost twenty years. We had a good marriage and he was a wonderful man. Did he have faults? Of course, he did, but then, so did I. I am so thankful for how much…

“I’m so sorry, I can’t find a heartbeat.” The room began to spin. I had heard these same devastating words four years prior. Surely this wasn’t happening to us again! We walked to the car, numb, reliving a nightmare we had already experienced. Why, God? We thought this baby was our promise, our rainbow after the storm. Sure, we had two living children to drive home to, but that didn’t change the feelings of loss and grief we found ourselves experiencing for the second time in four years. Over the next several months, I dealt with the overwhelming desire…