Belinda Jo “BJ” Mathias (Mississippi)
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We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. - Hebrews 6:19 (NIV)
I never thought about the absolute necessity of an anchor until I stood aboard a 1935, 45-foot, double-masted sailing vessel watching dark storm clouds roll in above the Chesapeake Bay. The clouds obscured the sun’s light from above, as choppy seas tossed us about. In the midst of that storm,...
"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.