Faithful Friday: Blessings in Disguise

When we lost Austin, there were a lot of comments from others that took me back.  Some that made me downright angry.  I don't believe that any of them were intentionally hurting me, in fact just the opposite.  When the unimaginable happens, people grasp for words - anything - that will bring comfort.  Sometimes they say the only thing that comes to mind, and because they've never experienced such a loss, they can't fathom how it might be perceived. One comment that haunted me then, is healing for me now.   Someone mentioned then about my jo...more

Faithful Friday: Forgiveness

You know the saying, "it's easier to forgive than forget?"  Personally, I couldn't find that to be more true.  Yet, if I'm honest with myself, I know you can't really forgive someone until you also decide to forget it.  That's true forgiveness. But it's sometimes easier said than done....more
Yes, I agree.  Forgiveness is a balm that heals those who extend it as well.more

Faithful Friday: Never Alone

 "Be strong and courageous....more
Blessings to you all as you adjust to these life changes ... I love the verse from Isaiah too.more

Faithful Friday: Choosing Joy

"....Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”  - Nehemiah 8:10   Having written a few guest posts lately, I've reflected more on how I came to choose joy.  I think in the beginning of this blog journey, I was just on auto pilot.  It was as if something deep inside me just put me through the motions.  Unexplainable.  I can still recall that night in the bed when I was literally brought ...more

Faithful Friday: Finding Rest

 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,and you will find rest for your souls.”- Matthew 11:28-29...more

Faithful Friday: He Speaks

Have you ever been stunned when reading the Bible? As if the words just reach out and shake you? Or perhaps they fall down and envelop you like a hug? I've noticed over and over again how many times this week, God has spoken to me through His word....more

Faithful Friday: Trusting Him

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall directyour paths....more
I love this quote, from a young adult author:   "Anyone can fly. All you need is somewhere to go ...more

Faithful Friday: Spiritual Serenity

"Be still. And know that I am God."Those words echoed frequently while on our camping trip in the woods this past week. Each morning, as the birds began their singing, sending their melodies back and forth as if in multiple duets, I heard "Be Still."...more

Faithful Friday: Pray Without Ceasing

Noah came home with a bracelet last night that simply said, "Pray without ceasing," which he got from a local youth church event. It surprised him that I knew the verses surrounding, as they instantly came out of my mouth upon seeing it. I shared with him it was one of my favorite verses and why. And it's been on my heart ever since....more

Faithful Friday: Season of Singing

See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone....more
 @Isabel_Anders Thank you!  Have a JOYful weekend!  :)more