John Piper once said, “The deepest root of Christian womanhood is hope in God. She doesn’t put her hope in her husband or in getting one, and she doesn’t put her hope in her looks.”
Growing up, I put my hope in my dad. He was an amazing man who somehow managed to live in a house with one wife, six girls, and one bathroom. He worked hard, kept us safe, and did his best to fulfill our needs. Dad could fix anything (who can’t when there’s duct tape) and still found time to tell us stories at night. There was never a day I went hungry and there was rarely a day he didn’t make me smile. He was everything to me.
I loved that man so much and always will. But in 1976 Mom and Dad led our family toward something better than they could ever supply on their own–faith in God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
There isn’t a gift under the sun that is greater than that. Faith in God is more than a comforting thought, it’s a strong foundation with roots that run deep.
Without faith, it would have been hard to watch him step out of this world, but because of my faith, I could face it with joy.
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Tilling the Soil
Read Genesis 22:1-19 where we see Abraham’s faith tested, and his hope undefiled.
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:13, KJV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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