Category: suffering

The Space Between

That space between Before & After. That sliver of time between the unknown and the now known. That tiny AND between the here and now. It’s profound what that AND holds. It’s the moment between what you didn’t know and what you know now. It’s the moment between your life before a discovery and the life after the discovery. It’s the space between. The … Read More The Space Between

Peeling and Tossing

It struck me, as  I was thinking on The Mended Heart bible study that I’m doing, and I asked God to peel back the layers.  To show me “me” and to unearth the things that I’ve covered up in order to live “normally”. He wants to heal me completely. To peel back each layer and toss away the hidden junk that keeps me stuck. … Read More Peeling and Tossing

Welcome To My Monday Morning

(One of my favorite verses. I even wear it daily on a bracelet I had made.) Romans 12:12 ~ Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. As I start my day, I am so blessed to look at this Thankful Tree on my kitchen table and see the leaves of thanks that my family has hung on the limbs. Now… When … Read More Welcome To My Monday Morning

And I Am Sure Of This

    And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. ~ Philippians 1:6 (ESV)   Ever feel like a FAILURE ? An outright no good can’t do it right failure ? (yes, I am aware that I just wrote a run-on sentence )  Yeah? ME TOO.  Examples … Read More And I Am Sure Of This

Picture Perfect

Can I speak bluntly for a moment? Women need to stop wearing masks and stop assuming that everyone else has it all together. We need to be real and transparent and share the good the bad and the ugly. (No, I don’t mean to rant or tell all.. Face it, nobody wants to hear it all) I’m saying share the real you, not just … Read More Picture Perfect

Without JESUS

I’ve found that with grief comes moodiness. Some days I’m more irritable than others. Some parts of the day I’m “ok” and at other moments I’m not. Not many people see those sides of my grief. Or if they do, I don’t even realize it. Truth is, I don’t know when the low moments will occur. Anything can trigger them. They may last 5 … Read More Without JESUS

Time Doesn’t Stop For Anyone

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. (Psalm 116:15 ESV) When I knew my Daddy was definitely dying, (I believe he had coded 2 or 3 times by this point) as we all surrounded him in the hospital, I sang “Jesus Loves Me” and “Zippity Doo Dah” in his left ear. (He used to sing the last one … Read More Time Doesn’t Stop For Anyone

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New Year New Me

Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord … Read More New Year New Me

Wrong Label

Labels are for cans of food. Labels are for items of clothing. Labels are NOT for people. They shouldn’t be…that is. Romans 2:3 ~ Do you suppose, O man —- you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself —- that you will escape the judgement of God? Hmmm. OUCH. So…. we are all guilty? Maybe? Definitely? GUILTY.   Psalm … Read More Wrong Label

Some Days are Hard

SHORT and SWEET SIMPLE TRUTHS   Some days ARE harder than others. Harder to choose joy. Harder to be patient. Harder to believe that things will get better. ROMANS 12:12 ~ Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. I don’t know about you, but on those days, I’m even more heaven ready. That’s where the “joyful in hope” comes in. There … Read More Some Days are Hard

Don’t Be A Blessing Robber

    There are times when we least expect it that GOD reaches out and loves on us. We don’t deserve it, none of us do, but HE freely gives us HIS LOVE. I don’t know why it still shocks me sometimes… My FATHER GOD, HE loves me! So much that HE speaks to me in a language that touches my soul. Through the obedience … Read More Don’t Be A Blessing Robber

When You Are Hurting

I wish I could give a simple answer. An AHA!! type of  answer..that could make things make sense to people who are hurting.   I can’t.   I can only point the hurting to the ONE who heals all hurt. In HIS time..in HIS way. The ONE who promises to never leave us. The ONE who gives wisdom and knowledge to all who ask. … Read More When You Are Hurting

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