Meditation Monday: Comfort Others

“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Heavenly Father, thank you for your unfailing love and comfort. Thank you for wrapping your arms around me in times … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Comfort Others

Missing Someone at Christmas

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

Meditation Monday: Safe-House

“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

Meditation Monday: Resurrected King

“He will swallow up death forever! The Sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears. He will remove forever all insults and mockery against his land and people. The Lord has spoken!” (Isaiah‬ ‭25:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬) Heavenly Father, thank you for swallowing up death forever! Thank you for paying the wages for my sin. The magnitude of … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Resurrected King

O’ Death Where is Your Sting (Words from a hopeful mother)

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)

Meditation Monday: The Harvest is Great

“He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”” Matthew‬ ‭9:37-38‬ ‭(NLT) Heavenly Father,‬‬ thank you for allowing me to be a servant in Your kingdom. I am not … Continue reading Meditation Monday: The Harvest is Great

Meditation Monday: Harvest of Joy

“Restore our fortunes, Lord, as streams renew the desert. Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.”‭‭ Psalms‬ ‭126:4-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Heavenly Father, thank you for renewing the barren areas of my soul. Thank you … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Harvest of Joy

A Harvest of Joy, Planted With Tears

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

Heart-Dresser (Walk-ins are welcome)

Do you find yourself as concerned with the inside as you are with the outside? Do you ever wonder what would happen if the Lord stripped back all the outer adornments of our heart, what would he find? Are the fibers of our heart fresh and vibrant or dry and brittle? The Lord wants us to step into his beauty parlor with our dry and brittle layers and walk out with a fresh and flowing heart.