I Am Not the Hero

  And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Philippians 4:19-20 (NIV 1984) A dear friend of mine has breast cancer. Discovered this past spring, it came as quite a shock. She lives alone and has very few people she can call on for help. I have always been one of those people, but this spring … I was not. It just about killed me. At the time, I was going through my own struggles. Finishing up my term as national director of Moms in Prayer while caregiving for my father-in-law didn’t leave enough hours in the day to even do both of those jobs […] Read more »

When Shaundra Spoke Up

If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. Isaiah 58:9b-10 (NIV) I can’t remember her name. It was something soft and beautiful … like Shaundra. She was gentle and beautiful, too, soft like her name. Always a smile on her face, she did her work in my Christian middle school English classroom with intelligence and wit. I enjoyed her, and, after class whenever time allowed, I loved to chat with her. I simply assumed she was as happy as she seemed, and it never occurred to […] Read more »


Do you ever feel beaten down by relationship troubles? Or a general sadness at the state of the world? Or too many dear ones in crisis at the same time? This was right where I found myself a few weeks ago. Then God gently called to my mind our Sweet Selah feather—chosen to remind us of God’s promise to cover us with His wings. From that picture, this poem came to life. I hope it blesses you today. Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. Psalm 57:1 (NIV)     You are loved, Sharon     Sweet Selah Ministries Vision To encourage […] Read more »

Will You Hold My Hand?

For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.  Isaiah 41:13 (NIV) He’s seen too much in his short, little life. Lived in too many homes; had too many families to ever feel secure. Now, for a season, he’s living with my daughter and her husband and their son. They often open their home to foster children who have no other place to go. Finally, this summer, I had a chance to meet him. We don’t live near each other, so phone calls and pictures fly back and forth, but actual visits are treasured and rare, carefully planned and anticipated. Oh, how I wanted our visit to go well. […] Read more »