Waterfall

“…the sweetness of grace and freedom comes hand in hand with the uncomfortable, bitter-rawness of honest emotions and grief.” ― Natalie Brenner Grief often comes like a waterfall. It can bury us in torrents of emotions, so powerful, so outside ourselves and beyond our control, that those torrents threaten to wash us out into a sea…

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Longer Is Better Because…

How much longer must I cling to this constant grief?     I’ve endured this shaking of my soul.     So how much longer will my enemy have the upper hand?     It’s been long enough! Take a good look at me, God, and answer me!     Breathe your life into my spirit.     Bring light to my eyes in this…

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A Tale of Two Emails

I stumbled to my laptop. “Might as well read my emails.” I thought. You see, I woke up this morning after one of those nights. Fitful sleep. A night filled with weary tossing and turning, in my mind—and in my heart. I was haunted by faces. Stony faces from yet one more encounter with folks…

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Life Trashed? Who Is Our God?

When your life gets trashed ask yourself, “Who is our God?” (It can change everything.) And I’ll give you a hint… Our God is the God who saves! I don’t care what your circumstance might be. God can change it. He can make it over into something beautiful. He can make you over. Chuck Swindoll…

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Trashed To Treasured – Here Be Lions

“It’s not victory that makes a man. It’s his defeats.” ― Pierce Brown I see rays of brilliance in Mr. Brown’s writing. And he’s right, sometimes our life gets trashed! Unfortunately, while there are grains of truth in what he writes, there is a vast difference between standing on bedrock and standing on shifting sand.…

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My Best Friend and My Shepherd

The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd.     I always have more than enough.  He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love.     His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.  That’s where he restores and revives my life.     He opens before me pathways to God’s…

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Waiting With A Hope-FULL Heart

Wait for the Lord’s help. Be strong and brave, and wait for the Lord’s help.  Psalm 27:14 NCV “Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts.” ―Elisabeth Elliot My grandfather used to say that waiting on…

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Never Losing the Light: Deserted You? Never!

Desert you? When have I ever deserted you? When have I ever left you alone in the storm? Yes, you’ve endured trial. Yes, you’ve endured trouble. And, you’ve had your share of disasters, I’ll grant you, but deserted? Never! I don’t desert My children. (You’re walking by sight again.) How can I possible get you…

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Never Losing the Light: Winter Waiting

Winter waiting is hard. (I know.) But it develops all of these: – above all, patience – then, composure – and, of course, endurance – steadiness – stability – trust. All aspects of waiting. Which ones do you think you can do without? Patience? (…hardly.) How about composure? (Have you ever seen a chicken without…

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Never Losing the Light: View The Changes With A Smile

Child, I want you to begin to view the changes I bring with a smile. (These frowns… honestly!) You cry to Me for change, and then when it’s not the kind of change you envisioned… If you could see your face! My sweet child, what have I told you about “understanding”? (Of course you do…

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