The Blessing of Friendship

      "There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."  Proverbs 18:24 NIV   For the last few weeks I have been part of an inspiring "Poetry as Therapy Online Retreat" sent out by Jenneth Graser of The Secret Place.  If you would like to check it out, there's still time to … Continue reading The Blessing of Friendship

Remember: A Mama’s Memories

    We have a favorite story that usually gets shared at least once a year in our family gatherings. Even though our children were all young when it happened, (in fact our daughter wasn't even born yet,) each one could probably repeat the story verbatim now, since they've heard it throughout their growing-up years. … Continue reading Remember: A Mama’s Memories

Simple Woman’s Daybook June 2018

For Today June 5, 2018: I am joining in with the lovely group over at The Simple Woman, for her monthly link-up. Looking out my window   After a long winter, and an even longer spring, the gift of summer-like blue skies and green trees is feeding my thirsty soul with life from above.   … Continue reading Simple Woman’s Daybook June 2018

A position on suffering

      "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NIV)   These verses hit me in an unexpected way last week.  As I heard that word "witness," … Continue reading A position on suffering

General Data Protection Regulation

Photo by Oli Dale on Unsplash   Hello friends, This post is a bit different from the usual offering. I (Bettie Gilbert – blog owner) am writing to alert you to some changes in data protection which affect how you might receive emails from my website, BettieGsRAseasons. General Data Protection Regulation (EU) In order to … Continue reading General Data Protection Regulation

Forgiveness: The Return of the Elder Son

    Have you asked the Lord for a friend who could come alongside you as you pray for loved ones?  Have you felt the alone-ness that comes when your church body has grown weary of hearing you request prayer for your wandering ones again?   I have felt those cries when my children were … Continue reading Forgiveness: The Return of the Elder Son

His Ways Are So High

Just when we thought spring was finally on its way, our tricky Midwestern weather decided it needed another backwards dance with ice and snow.   My heart can sometimes feel that backwards pull.  Maybe yours does also?   After decades of praying for relief for my husband's chronic knee injury, when the actual surgery for … Continue reading His Ways Are So High

The Fountain of Love

    Have you ever felt a moment of time connecting the past and the present?  Almost as if eternity had swept up your time into Christ's life of FOREVER?   I had a moment like that this week, as I came across more of my old journal notes, from 15 or more years ago, … Continue reading The Fountain of Love

Simple Woman’s Daybook April 2018

One of the first blog link-ups that I remember reading, long before I ever thought of writing at my own blogsite, was "The Simple Woman's Daybook."  I was so intrigued by the thought of women sharing moments from their day with each other, bringing touches of beauty into each other's lives.  But I've never thought … Continue reading Simple Woman’s Daybook April 2018