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
“See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.” Isaiah 48:10 NIV Heavenly Father, thank You for refining, reshaping, and renewing me. Thank You for every experience I've had in life, which has helped me to grow and mature in faith. I'm thankful not only for … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Furnace of Affliction
“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
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.
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)
The other day I was so ecstatic after leaving the dentist’s office after weeks of waiting to have my fractured tooth repaired. Who knew it would feel so great to smile again. Another check box in the healing process as a result of our car accident. Stitches removed. Check. Tooth repaired. Check. Car replaced. Check. … Continue reading When Adversity Causes Spiritual Affliction, God Provides a Spiritual Prescription
“For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 NKJV This verse is one the Lord has been speaking to me for some time, however, it wasn't until tragedy struck that I was forced to peel back the … Continue reading How God Mends the Fibers of Our Heart When Adversity Has Torn it Apart