Held and Beloved 7

A Brief Look Inside the Book Held and Beloved Day 7 Have these Held and Beloved  stories impacted your heart? Helped you recognize the miraculous parts of your own story? Encouraged you to notice the hand of God moving and working in your life? Sharpened your vision to trace His handiwork and His eternal purposes that are always moving forward? Have these stories won your heart to value the beauties of the…

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Held and Beloved 6

A Brief Look Inside the Book Held and Beloved Day 6 The night stretched long after a painfully quiet Sabbath. The stillness made the events of the previous day pound on repeat through her heart. It is very likely she didn’t sleep all night. By early morning, still before any light of day, she just couldn’t bear it any longer. She got up, got dressed and went to the only place she…

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Held and Beloved 5

A Brief Look Inside the Book Held and Beloved Day 5 A young girl was chosen for an unexpected role. Called to walk a path few understood. She was relatively unknown, possibly as young as fourteen when she learned that she’d been chosen. Like Esther, she was purposely placed to step out in courage as God’s eternal plan of redemption for His people unfolded.  Her name was Mary. We aren’t even given…

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Held and Beloved 4

A Brief Look Inside the Book Held and Beloved Day 4 It was a long, hard road that brought us to an unexpected future. We both knew what it was like to be alone, suddenly single again—and worse.  We had lived the harsh reality of being rejected, cast aside, abandoned while our previous spouses pursued other relationships, and left to wonder if it was too late or too impossible to know the…

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Held and Beloved 3

A Brief Look Inside the Book Held and Beloved Day 3 A courageous woman named Rahab lived in a home built into the walls of the city of Jericho. She had heard about God’s people. A new nation. A miraculous rescue from the mighty land of Egypt. Awe-inspiring stories about guidance from cloud and from fire, water from a rock, and daily provision of food from the heavens. Something about their journey…

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Held and Beloved 2

A Brief Look Inside the Book Held and Beloved Day 2 An unidentified woman was caught in the very act of adultery. Dragged out into the courtyard, in front of the crowd, to be accused and probably stoned. That was the law. She was alone. Defenseless. Her mind was racing, wondering how this whole scene could have been different.   Why was she, alone, thrust into this glowing spotlight? A pawn in the…

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Held and Beloved 1

A Brief Look Inside the Book Held and Beloved Day 1 Life is hard. Sometimes heartbreakingly, bone-wearyingly hard. Life is also precious. Sometimes breathtakingly beautiful, deeply touching, and treasured. Seldom do we pause to really consider what holds us together when the pieces swirl, when we try to hold it all, and discover we can’t. Sometimes it sneaks up on us and suddenly it all just seems too big. The joys and…

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