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Help Us Have Peace in Tribulation

By Sandra |

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 When Christ ascended to the right hand of God, He didn’t leave us alone. The Holy Spirit indwells in believers and comforts us. He reminds us of this promise … Read more

Help Us Comfort Others

By Sandra |

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, … Read more

Help Us Encourage Others

By Sandra |

Set up road markers for yourself;     make yourself guideposts; consider well the highway,     the road by which you went. Jeremiah 31:21a I still hear it now—how encouraging my parents were to other special-needs parents in our small town in Oklahoma. I’ll get a friend request on Facebook from one of their friends and they will ask, … Read more

Your Vessels

By Sandra |

(Today’s prayer and devotion are from Mary Buhr) Therefore, since we have this ministry, just as we received mercy [from God, granting us salvation, opportunities, and blessings], we do not get discouraged nor lose our motivation. But we have this precious treasure [the good news about salvation] in [unworthy] earthen vessels [of human frailty], so that … Read more

Your Peace

By Sandra |

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. 1 Cor. 14:33a There are times on this special-needs parenting journey that are confusing. When we first hear the diagnosis, it can be like learning a new language. When we transition to school, it’s confusing again—what is the best option for my child? Each new … Read more

A Heart Like His

By Sandra |

… learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause. Isaiah 1:17 When we pray to have a heart like God’s two things happen: our hearts are moved by what moves His heart and He empowers us to act on His behalf. We can’t right every wrong or fight against every … Read more

They are fearfully and wonderfully made

By Sandra |

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:13 & 14 I remember one day when I was probably middle school age I looked in the mirror and said to my dad, “My … Read more

We May Abound in Hope

By Sandra |

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 There are days I grow weary from the sameness. James will likely live with us forever (as will my sister with Down syndrome when my parents … Read more

Teach Us What We Do Not See

By Sandra |

“… teach me what I do not see …” Job 34:32a I love this verse from Job because it applies to my life in so many ways. Teach me what I don’t see because I’m not taking the time to slow down and really look. Teach me what I don’t see because I’ve got my … Read more

You Renew Us

By Sandra |

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen … Read more

With You All Things Are Possible

By Sandra |

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27 (a quiet reminder for Easter morning) Help us to remember with You all things are possible!

Establish Our Steps

By Sandra |

The heart of man plans his way,     but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9 Most of us have sat in IEP meetings to map out everything we hope our kids will experience and learn in the coming school year. We plan what they will do, how often they will do it, and what success will look like … Read more

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I’m Sandra Peoples. I’m a pastor’s wife and a special-needs mom. But to be honest, those descriptions weren’t my plan A. Click here to learn more about my journey.