The Collection - By Author

Lifestyle

Upward & Outward
Going Against the Tide of Cultural Smartphone Addiction

by Annie Wesche

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.Colossians 3:2 (KJV)Standing in line to disembark the ship, my mom glanced back at me and smiled.


Devotion

Ponder Anew

Annie Wesche

Ah, Lord, God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm!  Nothing is too difficult for You.
Jeremiah 32:17


Devotion

Trusting His Ways

Annie Wesche

There is always something more in your nature which He wills to mark with the Cross.
Amy Carmichael, Gold Cord
 


Devotion

Welcome His Presence

Annie Wesche

“Lord, let me live that I may bring You glory!”


Singleness

Wait for Him

Annie Wesche

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.  "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in Him." The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him.


Serving

Unto Jesus

Annie Wesche

Out of the midnight darkness came the weak sound of what had quickly become a familiar plea in my ears. “Annie?


Devotion

Even in This

Annie Wesche

They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
Psalm 112:7 (NIV)


Relationships

Crucified Living

Annie Wesche

Walking through the house, I called out for my mom.  I was carrying a heavy load of personal hurt that was growing increasingly painful, and I was hoping for a little magical-motherly-advice on what I should do about it. 


Devotion

We Are Not Consumed

Annie Wesche

Slipping into the bathroom of our single-wide mobile home on the orphanage property, I pulled the thin plastic door closed behind me.  I was barely holding myself together and, not wanting to alarm anyone else by my internal battle becoming an external display of tears, I sought out the only place that had some measure of privacy.  I fell to my knees and pressed my eyes tightly shut.&


Purity

Living Unashamed

Annie Wesche

It seemed like just another typical day at the start of my spring semester of Bible college as I navigated the main hall on my way to class. A few yards ahead of me I spotted a small group of guys huddled together and laughing boisterously about something, and there at the center of the pack was the most popular guy on campus.

Prayer

Only Jesus, but Everything I Need

Annie Wesche

I stood in the street next to the idling taxi cab, feeling small and unbearably vulnerable.  It was still early in the morning and the rising sun fell over the city of Kunming, China, like a thin blanket of warm, golden haze.


Singleness

Secure and Satisfied Singleness
Staying Your Heart Upon Your Trustworthy King

by Annie Wesche

MY PRINCE, MY CASTLE, & MY KING The train rolled steadily along as I watched droplets of rain gently tap the window beside me.  I watched one English town after the next pass by in a blur, feeling a combination of intense apprehension and joyful excitement.  After a year of praying, planning, and dreaming, I was finally on my way to Bible college in the breathtaking Lake District of