Meditation Monday: Furnace of Affliction

“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

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

Joy To The World (A message of Hope to a hurting heart)

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)

When Adversity Causes Spiritual Affliction, God Provides a Spiritual Prescription 

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 

How God Mends the Fibers of Our Heart When Adversity Has Torn it Apart

“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

Satan Seeks to Devour

In a recent bible study, one of our speakers said something that really resonated with me, she said, “Satan seeks to devour where God seeks to Empower.” Let me repeat that just so it really sinks in, “Satan seeks to DEVOUR where God seeks to EMPOWER.” You’ve heard the verse “God works out all things … Continue reading Satan Seeks to Devour

Does Pain Have Purpose?

Pain, heartache, loss, trials, what are they all for anyways? Do you ever wonder why we must endure any of this? I know this question has crossed your mind at least once in your lifetime because I don’t know anyone who has never experienced a trial. I can’t help but have these questions that fill … Continue reading Does Pain Have Purpose?

Stormy Weather

Isn't it amazing how the worst storms make the most beautiful skies? You can almost guarantee after a storm that the sunset and sunrise will be breathtaking. I usually have my camera ready in anticipation of capturing God's glory painted across the sky; clear sunny days are nice but there’s just something magical that happens … Continue reading Stormy Weather

O’ My Soul

   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