The Collection - By Author

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 KINGThe 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 E


Purity

Faithfully Fit

Annie Wesche

As we placed our exercise mats on the floor, my friend and I were excited for another workout with our favorite class instructor.  Tricia’s demeanor was always warm and encouraging, her teaching style was intense — constantly pushing us past our comfort zones, and, being a Christian, her music choices were markedly different from other group classes.  As w


Lifestyle

A Mandatory Lesson

Annie Wesche

It took only a moment for the joyful contentment in my heart to disappear.  I was jarred into a panic by the blaring siren and flashing lights suddenly in my rearview mirror.  Oh no!  No, no, no!  What did I do?  After years of driving, I had never been pulled over… Until now.  I resisted the tears that began to well up, pulled off the road,


True Beauty

The Honor of Serving the Master

Annie Wesche

 

"Come to Me...
And learn from me..."
Matthew 11:28-29

 


Devotion

Singing in the Rain

Annie Wesche

I watched in dismay as rainwater began flooding into our 20 by 8 foot container house—again.  Heavy tropical rains had cascaded down on our tiny Haitian home for several nights in a row.  And every night, I went through the same urgent routine:  throw down two of our four towels in the c


The Gospel

Eyes to See

Annie Wesche

As I drove down Main Street, the late hour and the quiet of our small town made it easy for me to ponder on the uncomfortable burden on my heart. God had opened my eyes to how self-focused my life had become. I lived alone, cooked whatever I was in the mood for, worked from home, and filled my evenings and weekends with personal projects and whatever else I wanted to do.


Lifestyle

It's All Worship

Annie Wesche

Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.’”  Luke 4:8

“It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”  Col. 3:24b


True Beauty

Beautiful to Him

Annie Wesche

The living room was empty and I sat alone in the suffocating heat.  I had lived in Haiti for more than a year already and had found ways to deal with the humidity, constant sweating, and even the rats, bats, and bugs.


Serving

Letters from the Mission Field
Count it All Joy—Welcoming Trials as Friends

by Annie Wesche

Haiti 2014To my dear friend, Did you grow up hearing about the great missionaries in Christian history, like I did? To me, theirs were the real adventure stories, and I ate them up like the last berries on the bush, each one savored.


Singleness

His Sacred Task

Annie Wesche

Faith is not faith unless it is tested.  And the single woman who entrusts her future love story to God certainly has before her a mighty test of faith, especially in our world today.  As the years of singleness follow one after the other, will she choose to turn to the world’s pattern or will she stand unwaveringly, trusting in her God?


Lifestyle

Never Too Much

by Annie Wesche

“It’s too much for you.”  “This is too hard.”  “No one should have to go through that - it’s too much.”  Many of us have heard these words from friends and loved ones in our lives.  They are well meaning statements coming from those