Why?

Trusting God through heartache and loss

Tonight, my heart is aching terribly as I grieve the lives lost in Sutherland Springs this morning. I have cried and prayed all day but I still cannot fathom why something so terrible would happen. I just keep thinking that it could have been us. It could have been my children orphaned. It could have […]

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My Mom Made me Write this Blog Post

My Mom Made me Write this Blog Post

My Mom is an incredible woman. She is a total inspiration to me and is the bravest woman I know. I titled this post “My Mom Made me Write this Blog Post”, but this post is not going to be all about my mom. In fact, it really doesn’t have anything to do with her […]

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Be Content and Change the World

Be Content and Change the World

This is a post I’ve been trying to write for about three weeks. I’ve turned it this way and that in my head, trying to reconcile two seemingly unrelated topics that kept coming to me as one. I knew I wanted to write about them both, but just could not figure out how to bring […]

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Creating a Functional and Effective Prayer Journal

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Do you ever have trouble staying focused while you’re praying? I know I can’t be the only one! I start praying about one thing and while I’m praying about that, something will remind me about so-and-so who I said I’d pray for and then that makes me think of the situation what’s-her-face is in and […]

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Real Love

As I’ve gotten a bit older, I’ve discovered that one of my biggest pet peeves (just a notch below people who are inconsiderate!) is our world’s constant insistence on romanticizing love. I know this may sound a bit ironic. However, while love sometimes includes romance, true love is much, much more than that. I’ve often […]

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Don’t be Job’s Wife

Don't Be Job's Wife

Many of you know the story of Job. I’ve briefly mentioned his response to struggle in a previous post, but today I want to look at his story from a little different angle. Job’s story is both tragedy and encouragement. It contains great heartache, but also redemption through faith. It’s a story I’ve read countless times […]

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Thank God for the Fleas

Thank God for the Fleas:Remaining thankful in the midst of diversity

This article is a guest post from my brother, Jubal Terrell. I hope you get as much out of it as I did!   If you are reading this blog, chances are since you know Beth, you probably know me too.  If you don’t, I am about to reveal a little bit of my heart […]

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The Day I Cried Over a Quarter

Remembering God's Provision

Sometimes, life throws you curve balls. As we’ve struggled through the ups and downs of our journey to get out of debt, that is one thing we’ve learned without fail. I briefly mentioned some unexpected expenses in this article, but we had another rough patch this month. But hand in hand with that lesson is […]

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Spend and Be Spent

Working in the ministry is hard. While it is often unbelievably rewarding, it very often will rip your heart out. It is fulfilling, but so draining. When James and I first began this “leg” of ministry, we sought advice from other couples who had been doing it for much longer. The advice and stories varied […]

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My Salvation Story

How I became a Christian and committed my life to ministry.

Hello everyone! I wanted to publicly share the story of my decision to trust in Christ as my Savior. This is something we as Christians just don’t do often enough. When I was six years old I heard lots of talk about people getting saved. They said the “sinner’s prayer” and Jesus washed away their […]

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