Who was and is and is to come

Gina Butz faith 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was wrestling with trust in God. Ok, who I am kidding? I wrestle with trusting God more often than that, but I want to tell you about this particular time. It was regarding our finances. Since coming back to America, I have found life to be more expensive. America is the Land of Opportunity (To …

Faithful

Gina Butz 31 Days of Victory 0 Comments

Um . . . . full disclosure? I don’t feel like writing tonight. I feel like I have nothing to report. Today was a pretty ordinary day. I got up, exercised, prayed, got ready. I got the kids up, made them breakfast, drove the carpool to school. I helped in Megan’s classroom and hung around while she had a meeting …

Faith(fulness)

Gina Butz faith, transition 0 Comments

I once did a word study in Ephesians 6. In the phrase “shield of faith,” the word faith was most often translated “faithfulness.” In other words, it is God’s faithfulness that covers and protects me, not my faith. That was a relief to me because faith is not my strong suit. It’s not my faith or lack of it that …

Finding God

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Recently I pulled out all the journals I could find that I’ve written as an adult. (Yes, I still write on paper. Someday, when computers take over the world, they will have to pry the last piece of paper from my cold, dead hands). But I digress. I am trying to gather my thoughts from our time in Asia and …

The Eye of the Storm

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We haven’t yet had the full force of hurricane season here, but I anticipate that it will be interesting. In our kids’ school binders, several of the teachers have typed in a “hurricane alternative” curriculum for the days we’re stuck at home. Like a snow day I guess! I’m sure we’ll get to know the weather reporters on the local …

Feed on Faithfulness

Gina Butz faith, transition 3 Comments

Do not let the current state of our house fool you. Though people who visit express astonishment at how “settled” everything looks, mine is not a settled heart. Perhaps our zeal to get the house in order quickly is partly a way to occupy our hearts. It distracts them, and makes them think they are settled too. It’s also evidence …