Leave it to a cemetery to be the one place I can seek refuge from the scurry and stress of the holiday season. There's a sense of peacefulness here that wafts through the air. The only break in silence is the chirping of birds and a soft buzz of cars passing by. The weather is … Continue reading Missing Someone at Christmas
“GOD ’s a safe-house for the battered, a sanctuary during bad times. The moment you arrive, you relax; you’re never sorry you knocked.” Psalm 9:9-10 MSG Heavenly Father, You are our place of refuge. When the storms of life kick up, under Your wings we find safety and shelter (Psalm 91:4). When life has left … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Safe-House
“He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” Psalms 91:4 NLT Heavenly Father, thank You for the shelter and protection you provide. You are like a mighty eagle, who covers us with Your wings and keeps us safe. No matter what … Continue reading Meditation Monday: The Lord is My Protector
Today is always a bittersweet day for me. Although it’s been 14 years, the pain is as raw today as it was then. Am I supposed to be sad, joyous, sorrowful? My emotions always run rampant on this day. This day use to hang a deep dark cloud over me, ready at any moment to … Continue reading O’ Death Where is Your Sting (Words from a hopeful mother)
“Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need your help. Protect me, for I am devoted to you. Save me, for I serve you and trust you. You are my God.” Psalms 86:1-2 NLT Heavenly Father, You are my God. There is no other like you. There is no other … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Hear My Prayer
“I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalms 16:8 NASB Heavenly Father, thank you for being by my side at all times. No matter what the day may bring or what my circumstances might be, You are there. You see the hurts, … Continue reading Meditation Monday: I Will Not Be Shaken
The middle doesn’t always provide safety and comfort, nor does it mean we won’t stumble or fall. However, in the middle of the rink is where we skate in tandem with the Lord.
Doubt...that sly and sneaky voice that creeps up out of the dark abyss and causes you to think twice about your purpose, your goals and the path that God is sending you down. Your once sprouting bud, which stretched up towards the heights, suddenly becomes wilted and bent over with fear. Doubt causes you to … Continue reading Doubt: Word of the day
What would we see if we stepped away from our fleshly perspective and looked through the lens of Christ? I believe we would see the edges of our soul being polished and perfected.
"When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul." Psalms 94:19 (NASB) Heavenly Father, You are the almighty comforter. You know what our soul needs and longs for and You provide it abundantly. When anxiety, fear, and doubt weighs heavy on my soul, You comfort me. In a world that is uncertain, … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Calm My Anxious Thoughts