I always used to wonder: how do people have testimonies? I was not viewing my life through God’s perspective, and so I could not understand his grace. And when I did, I realized I had so much to thank God for. God has blessed me with a spiritual gift of ...read more
On the first day of April, sunshine streamed down and spring brightened the landscape. Green shoots were everywhere, fruit trees were breaking into flower, and crocuses and daffodils smiled up at me. And I was out spraying blackberries. Perhaps if I caught ...
Susan's blackberry bushes
My friend’s father is facing a terminal illness. Dan (not his real name) is the primary caregiver for his elderly father. I met Dan two years ago, and we developed a friendship. Both of us enjoy watching NBA games, so we usually talk about our favorite teams, individual players, and ...read more
I grew up like most of us in America with a great sense of responsibility: "if it's going to be, it's up to me!" sorts of quotes, and to a large degree that has served me well. It certainly did growing up on a farm in Ohio. But that mentality ...read more
Upper Room author Lisa Ward with son Eric just hours before he got on the plane to leave for Afghanistan.