My baking error made me seriously ponder how important key ingredients are in our lives. One blessing I have noticed during this Covid-19 pandemic is that the world has displayed an increase in prayer for relief from the suffering and devastation that has flooded the earth. Could it be that it took a global pandemic for people to realize Jesus Christ was missing from the forefront of the thoughts and lives of many individuals and families across the globe?
Grief is a stone I keep in my pocket It was rough and jagged when I found it, And I can’t count the times I’ve scraped my knuckles While carelessly digging around for something else. But I took it out today—just for a look— And marveled at how easily I could run my … Continue reading Be Still, My Soul
Lately, we’ve heard the word ‘essential’ used quite a bit. By definition, the word essential means something that is absolutely necessary or indispensable. People have jobs that are essential, or nonessential. Businesses and services are either essential or nonessential. Travel can be essential or nonessential. A desire to see a medical professional can be deemed … Continue reading Just What is Essential?
When we turn our sin and suffering to the Lord, then WE are blessed with the same ability to triumph, for " He hath triumphed gloriously."
"With God’s help, good cheer permits us to rise above the depressing present or difficult circumstances. It is a process of positive reassurance and reinforcement. It is sunshine when clouds block the light."
Suddenly it didn’t matter if that baby was going to sleep in a laundry basket, a crib, or a box. She was here in all her purity and innocence and our family was richer for her birth. She came home from the hospital Christmas Eve and no Christmas gift has equaled her since.
I thanked Phil for organizing the event and including me, to which he humbly replied, “It’s what Father would have us do.”
We are all subject to trials. What is fueling your fire of affliction?
How much better our lives would be if we could see ourselves how God sees us? Can we proactively listen to Him in our daily lives?
Little by little we all clutter our lives. What once seemed like a vital item when viewed on a store shelf a few years back now resides in a worn out box, labeled for a new destination, and piled in a heap in our garage.