Meditation Monday: Suffering Produces Perserverence

"Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." Romans 5:3-4 Heavenly Father, although it's hard in the midst of suffering, I look back and thank you for all that I have endured. Thank You for using the trials I've faced to produce … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Suffering Produces Perserverence

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: Grace…the Gift of God

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians‬ ‭2:8-9‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Heavenly Father, thank You for Your saving grace. The greatest gift I could ever receive is the precious gift … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Grace…the Gift of God

Meditation Monday: Nothing and No One Can Upset God’s Plans

“I’m convinced: You can do anything and everything. Nothing and no one can upset your plans. You asked, ‘Who is this muddying the water, ignorantly confusing the issue, second-guessing my purposes?’ I admit it. I was the one. I babbled on about things far beyond me, made small talk about wonders way over my head.” … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Nothing and No One Can Upset God’s Plans

Meditation Monday: Make Thankfulness Your Sacrifice

“Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.”” Psalms‬ ‭50:14-15‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) Heavenly Father, thank You for being such a loving God. Thank You for freedom from sin … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Make Thankfulness Your Sacrifice

Meditation Monday: Words of Wisdom

“The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will.” Isaiah‬ ‭50:4‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) Heavenly Father, thank You for wisdom and understanding, which surpasses anything this world could offer. You teach me all I … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Words of Wisdom

Meditation Monday: The Spirit is Pleading for You

“And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.” Romans‬ ‭8:27‬ ‭(NLT‬‬) Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit you've given us; a gift given to those who put their hope and trust in … Continue reading Meditation Monday: The Spirit is Pleading for You

Doubt: Word of the day

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

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

Feed Your Faith, Not Your Fears

He stood at the edge and peered down; beaded droplets glided down the side of his face, and landed on his sweat-drenched shirt. I could feel his adrenaline racing, and I knew his heart was pumping...thump-thump, thump-thump, thump-thump. He glanced over at me, then took a couple steps back. One step forward. Two steps back. … Continue reading Feed Your Faith, Not Your Fears