Author Archives: sonflowerranch

Plot Twists, Dashed Dreams, and Peace

Our lives have had more plot twists lately than would seem possible. But after all, don’t they say that “Truth is stranger than fiction”? Sigh. So it seems. Some of the lyrics in the song When Will I Be Loved, written … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John, April 2017, Faith, Faithfulness, Family, Fear, Forgiveness, Friends, God, Grace, Heart, Hebrews, Hope, Jesus, John, Joy, Lies, Life, Love, Lovingkindness, Men, Mercy, Mind, Others, Peace, Persecution, Philippians, Praises, Prayer, Sacrifice, Salvation, Thanksgiving, The Father, The Gospel, The Son, The Truth, Worry | 2 Comments

Oh, the Depth of the Riches of God’s Word!

I have always been a quantity over quality kind of person when it came to studying the Bible. I didn’t realize this until I hit emotional rock bottom back in December. In my anguish, I began really poring over passages … Continue reading

Posted in Acts, Apostles, Blessings, Church, Friends, Grace, Healing, Holy Spirit, Isaiah, Jesus, John, Life, March 2017, Mercy, Psalms, The Father, The Son, The Spirit, Wisdom | 1 Comment

Abounding in JOY!

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, are you spiritually exhausted, worn, and weary like I am? Guess what, the enemy is laughing at us… “The devil is at church as often as you are. And he stands outside your closet … Continue reading

Posted in Acts, Apostles, David, Disciples, Fear, February 2017, Fruit, Galatians, God, Heart, Holy Spirit, Hope, Jesus, John, Joy, Lies, Life, Love, Peace, Psalms, Refreshment, Rest, Satan, Shepherd, The Father, The Son, The Spirit, The Truth, The Way, William Gurnall, Worry | 1 Comment

Time With Jesus

This morning I am relishing the thought of spending this entire day AT HOME. Not since Thanksgiving have I spent a whole day in the comfort and safety of home. I’ve been anticipating this day with great joy, and I … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Christmas, December 2016, Healing, Jesus, Life, Luke, Martha, Mary, Rest, Self, Waiting on the Lord, Worry | 2 Comments

Sweetly Broken

Lord, break my heart for what breaks Yours.  Have you ever prayed that prayer? If you dare, God will open your eyes and change your perspective. But be prepared for your world to be rocked. He will reveal calluses on … Continue reading

Posted in Enemies, Faith, Family, Fear, Forgiveness, Freedom, Friends, Giving, God, Grace, Hatred, Healing, Heart, Hope, Jesus, Life, Love, Love one another, Men, Mercy, Mind, Mourning, Nature, Obedience, October 2016, Others, Prayer, Repentance, Sacrifice, Salvation, Self, Submission, The Gospel, The Nature of God, The Truth | Leave a comment

A Tale of Two Kings

Two kings. One was a conqueror and mighty man. The other his grandson. Both ruled the most powerful nation on earth at the time. Two chapters in the book of Daniel. One filled with the personal testimony of the first … Continue reading

Posted in August 2016, Babylon, Blessings, Consequences, Daniel, Faith, Family, Fear, Heaven, History, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Knowledge, Life, Men, Mind, Nebuchadnezzar, Obedience, Praises, Pride, Repentance, Salvation, The Father, The Son, The Spirit, The Truth, Wisdom | Leave a comment

Storm Debris and Fresh Beginnings

A terrible storm raged through our area yesterday, bringing with it damaging wind and hail, torrential rain, and even a couple of tornadoes. The accumulation of hail was so great that it looked as though it had snowed in July. … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Faithfulness, Fear, Forgiveness, God, Grace, Hatred, Healing, Heart, Hope, Jesus, July 2016, Lamentations, Life, Light, Living Water, Love, Matthew, Men, Mercy, Mind, Mourning, Obedience, Others, Peace, Prayer, Pride, Psalms, Redeemer, Repentance, Rest, Salt, Salvation, Self, Submission, Thanksgiving, The Gospel, The Past | 4 Comments