"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
Have you been called to trust God during a season of sorrow or struggle? Let’s face it, it’s easier to wallow in our pitiful pit of despair rather than to praise God through the pain. Our flesh screams, “What about me!” but our soul whispers, “What about God?”
It never gets easy, celebrating your child's birthday at a cemetery--that never gets easy. Especially, on a milestone birthday like today; Aryanna would be 15 years old. I remember the day she was born, the nurses rolling her into my room and swiftly disappearing. I remember looking at this 8lb. 12 oz. tiny human and … Continue reading A Harvest of Joy, Planted With Tears
Life is full of mountain highs and valley lows. It's easy to be victorious when standing on the mountaintop but easy to be defeated in the depths of the valley. God desires to prepare us in advance so we can have victory in our valleys. Read on to discover how you can be victorious in the valley.
“But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold." Job 23:10 (NKJV) Heavenly Father, you are omnipotent and omnipresent; you see me and are with me always. You watch over me, not with a vengeful spirit but with a loving heart. You know the path … Continue reading Meditation Monday: pure as Gold
As I drive along the highway, my eyes catch a glimpse of a stunning sight – an array of tangerine-colored wildflowers cascading along a hillside. I’ve driven along this highway many times, but never have I caught a sight such as this. Friends, head on over to Cisneros Cafe to read full article. My post is … Continue reading Set Ablaze
"If you've ever experienced deep-seated agony, then you know the stinging pain that reverberates throughout your entire body. One that brings with it a burning sensation that never dissipates. Like Novocain to a throbbing and relentless toothache – you numb the pain, vowing never to feel this hurt again."
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 NASB Heavenly Father, thank you for this promise. I can rest confidently and securely in this one verse. I know that no matter what trials may … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Called According to His Purpose
Why is it, in seasons of brokenness, God's voice seems louder, his embrace tighter and his presence closer than ever? There's something about being broken that produces profound intimacy with the Lord. It's often in the pit of despair, where the door to God's glorious grace is unlocked. As we're surrounded by songs of Joy … Continue reading Joy To The World (A message of Hope to a hurting heart)
In a moment of unfiltered, uncensored and frankly, unnecessary fury, I allowed hurtful words to shoot from my mouth like daggers headed straight for my target. Once they shot out, I knew it wasn't going to be good – but still, I said them anyways. Like a poison tipped arrow, I watched as they made … Continue reading When Peace Prevails (2 Tips on avoiding the perils of pride)