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

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: 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: 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