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Walking by faith through trials

We recently looked at "Rejoicing" and "Counting it all joy" when we face the trials of life.  Today I am just in awe of looking at the results of the work that the Lord does in us and through us when we obey Him and walk by faith through those trials. James 1:3, 'knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.' There is such beauty in the truth that we do not have to doubt, or to worry, even when we cannot see the end of what God is doing.  Because we have a gift from Him that

Count it all joy!

Every time I've ever been in a situation with ladies discussing this idea, the main question is always the same.  "Are we really supposed to be happy about the trial?  What does it mean to 'count it all joy', and is it wrong to be sad about it?" One thing my husband is fond of saying is that a burden is just that, a burden.  And it feels like a burden! Well, it's the same as a trial.  There's no getting around the fact that a trial IS a trial - and it feels like a trial!  It doesn't feel like


I've recently been immersing myself in the book of James.  Today would be my 23rd day in a row to read the same thing - and it has not even become close to getting boring!  Every day new phrases jump out at me, and today it's been no different.  Today, I'm just in awe of the idea that James, in writing to a people scattered because of persecution and having left all that is dear to them on earth, starts his letter saying, "Rejoice!"  (this is the word you probably see as "Greetings" in your

Not just a hill of beans

8 These are the names of the mighty men whom David had:... 11 And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. The Philistines had gathered together into a troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentils. So the people fled from the Philistines. 12 But he stationed himself in the middle of the field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. So the Lord brought about a great victory.  2 Samuel 23 Who doesn't love a story about a hero?  This man Shammah was an amazing

The Special Trip / Ebenezer tbt

Our family has had a lot of adventures - and we have had the wonderful blessing of traveling all over the place.  However, a couple years back, we realized that we still had never had a family vacation - where it's just us and where we could spend our time together.  When traveling is connected to ministry, it can be quite busy, and especially, we don't get to spend much time with Scott.  So, we prayed for an opportunity to take a fun trip as a family, before Daniel's senior year of high school

#tbt The Unexpected Gift

I love the idea of throwback Thursday - it's fun to look back on things, and it always makes me smile! Well, in our family, we have a little box where we keep miniature figurines that remind us of stories from the past of ways that God has helped our family. The idea is not unique to us - but we heard of it, and loved the idea, and adopted it for our own.  We call it our 'Ebenezer box'. Ebenezer means 'stone of help' and comes from I Samuel, where Samuel set up a stone in commemoration

What are my loaves and fishes?

Lately I have been pondering the idea of how far-reaching our testimony can be.  I once heard a story of a man called Jenner of George Street who spent many years handing out gospel tracts in Sydney, Australia.  He did this faithfully every day, having very short, if any, conversations with people.  He had no idea if the work he was doing reaped any fruit.  It was years later, before Jenner died, that the Lord was gracious to send someone to tell him about his own life being changed by that

A Simple Word…

I wanted to share this because it was SO encouraging to me!  (read pages 3-5 on the article link below!)  A simple word for the Lord Jesus can reap eternal rewards!  I love hearing other's stories of what they are seeing Christ do through them, and I also benefit greatly from hearing what things they say - it gives me ideas since I do not consider myself to be great at knowing what to say in the moment.  Here's a little glimpse of how this article encouraged me that way... Tom preached two


Monday marked the final performance by the Deo Gloria singers that Daniel would have the privilege to lead.  This has been a stretching year for him, and it has been so encouraging lately to see him meeting weekly with many of these high schoolers to pray that God would move among them to be a testimony and a light to the world.  Although he will be blessed to sing one more song with them at the Cornerstone Family Schools end-of-the-year meeting, this was the last acapella performance for the

The Partnership of Prayer

I find myself sitting here in my office tonight, just hiding out.  What an exciting Friday night, right?  But I am thrilled, because the reason I am closed up in here is the group of 20+ teens up in my living room that are gathered for their weekly prayer meeting.  Last week there were 40 of them gathered in another home, but tonight there are conflicts keeping some of them away.  I still sit in awe every week as these kids gather - the result of one girl with a burden who sent out a plea for

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Scott & Lynn DeGroff

Scott & Lynn DeGroff

We are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ that have been married 22 years. Our joy and our ambition is to walk with the Lord and serve Him with our lives. Our son Daniel is married to the love of his life, Della. Our daughter Rebekah is a student at Liberty University. Our heart's desire is to see a generation reached for Christ and a bride of Christ that loves Him with all her heart.

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