"In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ." … Continue reading All Things Are Possible
I’m not a writer, by any fraction of the definition, so when I was asked to write, I literally laughed out loud. My friend kept encouraging me. The more I wanted to say “no way!” the more I felt God tapping on my heart that He wanted me to write. I didn’t want to…because I … Continue reading Cherished
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." Romans 15:13 What is true joy? If you had asked me years ago to define joy, I would have said it meant extreme happiness.This was my working definition … Continue reading Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart…
There is something about sacrifice that make a gift more precious. Hand carved wood, a precious antique saved through generations, lovingly tended to give to you. The expensive item you had in mind and never thought you would get. A sacrifice in love means so much more. David, the man after God’s heart, knew this: … Continue reading Desert Rose
I prayed but God didn't help. ~~~ It took us 3 1/2 years to get pregnant. I remember how heartbreaking that was, feeling broken and less of a woman as for 3+ years my belly and arms remained empty. I now know without a doubt that God had a very good reason for not answering our … Continue reading So Where’s God In Our Trials???
I prayed but God didn't help. ~~~ I've been tirelessly praying for a very dearly loved friend for a LONG time. He's been battling some terrible things on his own for even longer than I've been praying about it. I've spent countless nights pleading with God to heal him. I know the only way that … Continue reading Are YOU Ready?
I had prayed with all my heart for healing. After all, I had personally experienced a miraculous healing from the same disease just five years earlier. I knew He would heal me again. I had faith to believe He would. Didn't He hear? Didn't He care? I don't understand, I prayed to God but He didn't help. … Continue reading I Prayed But God Didn’t Help
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 NKJV It’s that time of year again, awkward Christmas cards, strings and strings of lights that don’t blink and tacky Christmas sweaters. Sound familiar? Whether … Continue reading A Stronger Faith