“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
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)
"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."
For some reason, the Lord has been speaking to me lately about trials and heartache. I'm not sure why? Aren't the holidays to be a time of joy, peace and laughter; a time where families gather, children play and husbands and wives snuggle up together -- I guess it's because unfortunately, that's not the … Continue reading O’ My Soul
As I sit here at the cemetery, celebrating what would be Aryanna's 13th birthday, I can't help but wonder what I would say to her on this big day? I'm sure she'd be excited and nervous all at the same time. She would be becoming a young woman and figuring her way through friends and … Continue reading My Love Letter