"I pondered the parallels between the raptor seeking to be lifted up into the air and my own desire to be lifted up toward God..."
We are all subject to trials. What is fueling your fire of affliction?
Fun fact: if you hold up a pea at roughly arm’s length, it covers the disc of the sun just like the moon does during an eclipse. Obviously you wouldn’t want to try this due to the harmful nature of looking directly at the sun, but the same principle would also blot out the disc … Continue reading The Coolest Thing in the Universe
This week of Thanksgiving we are sharing messages of gratitude. Join us @UpliftTheWorld and #GiveThanks. Blessings from all of us at Uplift the World.
Edith Eva Egar was taken to Auschwitz when she was 16 years old. Suffering grossly she said one of the greatest things that got her mentally through the war was remembering her mother telling her, just before entering the camp, that “They cannot take from you what you put into your own mind”. She found liberation … Continue reading It’s All Worthy
"I don't know what dark plan lies within you. Nor do I know by what design we were asked to live without each other these 16 years. But God has offered us a new beginning...don't slap His hand away."
It never fails. Whenever I step into the shower, begin cooking dinner, or turn the ignition on my car, my cell phone rings. It is comical how my dad always seems to call at the most inconvenient, busiest time of the day. But when I think about my sweet dad and his penchant for phone … Continue reading Fathers
The world is invited to fast together, for a unified purpose. "Let us unite our faith to plead for physical, spiritual, and other healing throughout the entire world."
Now, when confronted with tragedies and disappointments, instead of allowing panic and hopelessness to creep in, I take a deep breath and direct my thoughts to the many times I’ve seen God’s hand in the significant as well as the trivial concerns of my life.
I remember it was June, ten years ago, and we hadn't grilled at all through the winter or spring. I thought it would be a lovely evening to fire up the barbecue. I opened up the lid to ignite the grill and was shocked when I saw a furry tailed pack rat all cozied up … Continue reading The Rodent Episode, or How to Battle the Adversary