By Jane Reeves

Stories: written by ordinary people who have an extraordinary God

Beauty for Ashes

When God enters our stories they become His stories or History. Over and over in scripture as well as in our lives, we find that He gives “beauty for ashes.” I pray that the stories in this section would bring hope to those of you whose lives have been shattered.


At a recent luncheon, I was sharing my story with the R.N. sitting next to me abou... more

When I need to draw near to my Lord…I turn to Southern Gospel. Just give me... more

Go back with me sixty two years to a little church in Idaho which decided they could ... more
The first time I saw Scooter, I knew he would come home with me. I simply could not l... more

I am propped up in bed right now alternating between heat and ice on my lower back... more

The young child looked into the mirror and studied her reflection while wondering:... more

A testimony of a new Russian Believer... Before I came to faith, it seems I was wa... more

My husband and I recently went through a pretty tough loss. We had been trying to ... more

There she sits, huddled on the floor of the empty kitchen, the phone pressed tight... more

I guess I grew up like any other kid in the suburbs, looking for ways to enjoy lif... more

One bright sunny morning in late August the telephone rang. “I have orders f... more

It is March and I am surrounded by beauty. The sky is an azure blue; the air is li... more

My dog is psychotic. Pepper is a friendly, shy little fellow who has been part of ou... more

Mimi is very upset with me. Mimi is my new rescue dog. She is 4 years old and the ... more

“You have Lyme Disease.” I sat there stunned staring across the table ... more

We all have a story. When my children have to write a story for school, they usually ... more

I remember one of the first times I read the 49th chapter of Isaiah. Oh, I remembe... more

I ran from God for the first 32 years of my life. Those years were spent in a dysf... more

It is 1947 and I am surrounded by boxes on every side. Strange men are loading the... more

The authentic story of the redeeming power of God is nowhere more vividly illustrated... more
This hymn was written after several traumatic events in Horatio Spafford's life.... more
Every Thanksgiving my entire family travels up to Pennsylvania for a feast of turkey,... more