A Grace-Filled Gift

September has always been my favorite month. I love the crisp, clear, blue-sky days. My husband and I have our Anniversary at the end of the month. Our daughter's Birthday comes at mid-month. And then just 2 days later, my own Birthday falls. But this year, I have faced this month with a kind of … Continue reading A Grace-Filled Gift

Lovest thou me?

**I was offered this book free of charge from the author, in return for my honest opinion. All thoughts on this book are purely my own.** https://youtu.be/2Ru3qQu39Lk I was so blessed when my dear friend, Cheryl Smith, asked me if I would be willing to read through her new book, and share a post about … Continue reading Lovest thou me?

Sharing: Allegory for Worry And Concern

Matthew 6:28-29 NIV This summer has proven to be a time when worry was close on my heals, more times than I wanted to admit. I began this spring hoping to be in such a place of surrender, laying down my fears and asking God to carry me through the many treatments meted out for … Continue reading Sharing: Allegory for Worry And Concern

Holy Ground, Holy Fear

Into these days of multiplied fear, and into my own days of multiplied pausing, I heard God whispering to my fearful heart to learn more about a proper fear: The Fear of God ~~~ The Holiness of God He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever—holy and awesome is his name. The … Continue reading Holy Ground, Holy Fear

Sharing: A Place of Quiet Prayer

The headlines shouted across the glaring screen, and my heart dropped lower than I thought it could go. It seemed that for a moment I felt the weight and the sadness of the world crashing upon me. But in the next moment I heard a whisper, stronger than the weight, deeper than the sadness: “Then, … Continue reading Sharing: A Place of Quiet Prayer

A Remnant of Weeds

"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." --Ralph Waldo Emerson Four years ago this spring, I had just tipped my feet into the waters of blogging. I had just begun to accept this journey with chronic illness, and I was just starting down the road of letting my garden … Continue reading A Remnant of Weeds

Touch: When God Steps In

As I have been reading Michele Cushatt's latest book, Relentless, a question arose this week that left my heart uncovered and bare: Where have you seen the touch of God, this incarnate God coming to earth, through the touch of others in your life through the years? A poem was stirred as I remembered ... … Continue reading Touch: When God Steps In

Sharing: Christ’s Intercession Within Us

The words of the prayer have echoed through my heart for decades now, lifted to Heaven by my Mother. Her prayer was based upon some of the same Scriptures that my dear friend, Anna Smit has offered through her study of the life of Simon Peter. When Anna asked me several weeks ago if I … Continue reading Sharing: Christ’s Intercession Within Us

Mercy: Sunlight on Frozen Lake

Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, “I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”John 8:12 AMP "Sunlight On Frozen Lake In Wisconsin" --bg Have you felt the chill of winter even though the Groundhog predicted an early … Continue reading Mercy: Sunlight on Frozen Lake

Chronic Joy Ministry: A Prayer Prompt

Dwelling The Cambridge English Dictionary gives us a simple definition for the word dwelling: a place where people live. And yet, we each also dwell within these physical forms–our human bodies that are inherently lonely. No one else can feel the precise emotions we feel. No other person can hear the words that rumble around … Continue reading Chronic Joy Ministry: A Prayer Prompt