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

Sharing: The Comfort of Christ

Isaiah 40:1 NIV When the glorious sunshine fell across my face, I felt the comfort of Christ flowing over me. And when the excruciating head pains began to lift, again I felt the comfort of God so near. I longed to share that comfort with my loved ones, so I sent them notes of praise … Continue reading Sharing: The Comfort of Christ

Every Breath Counts

The breath goes in and leaves again My soul is so aware In ways I've not felt when It was commonplace My days were commonplace I thought Moving here and going there Whenever I chose But the moments have stilled Inside alone stretching ahead Questioning my worth When time feels muffled And the question comes … Continue reading Every Breath Counts

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

Praying: Fear Turned To Trust

We hear so many words telling us to just “trust God more.”  But is it really that easy? When the foundations of our lives have spun off-kilter, what then? How can trust be considered from a place of such upset? The Cambridge-English Dictionary gives us the definition for the word “trust” as: “to believe that … Continue reading Praying: Fear Turned To Trust