Category Archives: Fellowship

When Life Gives You Raspberries

Splintered. That is how my heart felt throughout much of the late spring/early summer days. Thrown to the ground, shards scattered, reflections distorted like a funhouse mirror. I tried to hold it all together and attempted to somehow mend the … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Death, Depression, Faith, Family, Fear, Fellowship, Forgiveness, Friends, Genesis, God, God's Heart, Grace, Healing, Heart, Hope, July 2017, Lies, Life, Love, Luke, Mercy, Mourning, Prayer, Prodigal Son, Psalms, Repentance, Romans, Salvation, The Father, Worry | Leave a comment

Heaping Grace and Love on the Walking Wounded

Easter. A time to reflect on the extravagant grace and mercy heaped upon us by God through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, our passover Lamb. A time to celebrate new life– in Christ and in our gardens. A time … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, Acts, Blessings, Children, Church, Condemnation, Consequences, Easter, Faith, Family, Fear, Fellowship, Forgiveness, Friends, Genesis, God, Grace, Healing, Heart, Holy Spirit, Jesus, John, Lies, Life, Love one another, March 2016, Men, Mercy, Others, Prayer, Pride, Psalms, Repentance, Satan, Self | 4 Comments

Shattered Ornaments and Broken Hearts

I wholeheartedly believe this truly is the most wonderful time of the year! Colorful strings of lights transform the ordinary home into a merry gingerbread house. Spicy smells and sweet treats tempt and delight. Personal stockings are hung and awaiting … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Peter, Advent, Christmas, Death, December 2015, Depression, Family, Fear, Fellowship, Forgiveness, Friends, God's Faithfulness, God's Promises, God's Word, Healing, Heart, Heaven, Hebrews, Hope, Jeremiah, Jesus, John, Joy, Life, Love, Luke, Matthew, Men, Mind, Mourning, Others, Peace, Prayer, Psalms, Rest, Romans, Salvation, Satan, Self, Waiting on the Lord, Worry | Leave a comment

Reaching Out to Our Youth

My husband is the director of the GSAE (Greater Spokane Association of Evangelicals). Last Thursday he sponsored a panel discussion on youth and why they are leaving the church. It was eye opening. Convicting. Humbling. And full of truth, whether … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Timothy, Anger, Children, Church, Depression, Disciples, Faith, Family, Fellowship, Friends, God, Healing, Heart, Holy Spirit, Hope, Jesus, Joy, Knowledge, Lies, Life, Love one another, Lying, Matthew, Men, Mercy, Mind, Obedience, October 2015, Others, Prayer, Pride, Salvation, Self, Sin Nature, The Gospel, The Truth, The Way | 1 Comment

Looking Up With Wounded Hearts

“How long will you torment my soul, and break me in pieces with words?” ~ Job 19:2 Job had lost his children, his possessions, his home, his wife, and his health. He was in terrible shape. And then his friends … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Condemnation, Consequences, D.L. Moody, Faith, Faithfulness, Family, Fellowship, Forgiveness, Friends, God's Faithfulness, God's Promises, God's Word, Grace, Hatred, Heart, Heaven, Hope, Jesus, Job, John, Lies, Life, Love, Love one another, Luke, Matthew, Men, Mercy, Mind, Mourning, Others, Persecution, Redeemer, Repentance, Revelation, Salvation, Satan, September 2015, The Father, The Future, The Gospel, The Rapture, The Son | 1 Comment

Going to Battle for a Friend

I have the best hair stylist on the planet. Okay, at least in my city. She does an incredible job with my hair, yes, but more importantly she cares about me and my family.  We have known each other for … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Thessalonians, August 2015, Children, Colossians, Ecclesiastes, Ephesians, Faithfulness, Family, Fellowship, Friends, Galatians, God, Heart, Hope, James, Life, Love one another, Men, Mourning, Others, Peace, Philippians, Prayer | 4 Comments

Stand Firm in Faith and Do All in Love

“Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” ~ 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 The friendly smile often throws me off guard. But sometimes, that smile doesn’t … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Chronicles, 2 Corinthians, Acts, Armor of God, Ephesians, Exodus, Faithfulness, Family, Fellowship, Forgiveness, Friends, Grace, Hatred, Healing, Heart, Holy Spirit, Isaiah, Jesus, John, July 2015, Lies, Life, Light, Love, Love one another, Lying, Matthew, Men, Others, Persecution, Praises, Prayer, Romans, Salvation, Satan, The Father, The Gospel, The Son, The Spirit, The Truth, The Way | 1 Comment