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
“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.” (Psalms 30:5) Heavenly Father, how sweet and tender is your faithfulness. This world is so full of sin and darkness yet even still, you shine your goodness on those who … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Joy comes in the morning
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”Romans 8:28 Father God, your truth and your promises are like medicine to a wearisome soul. No other can make such bold statements and fulfill them - but YOU can … Continue reading Meditation Monday: All Things Work Together for Good
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?