Category Archives: Friends

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

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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

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

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

Puddles and Other Muck

There are days and seasons in life when things are just too overwhelming and difficult. Just too much. I seem to be slogging along through a season like that, one full of puddles and muck. Last week, my husband’s ministry … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Samuel, 2 Corinthians, Acts, Armor of God, Contentment, Ephesians, Faith, Faithfulness, Family, Fear, Friends, God, Grace, Healing, Heart, Heaven, Hebrews, Holy Spirit, Hope, Isaiah, January 2016, Jesus, Joel, John, Joy, Lamentations, Life, Love, Lovingkindness, Mark, Marriage, Matthew, Men, Mercy, Mind, Nahum, Obedience, Others, Peace, Prayer, Psalms, Rest, Revelation, Romans, Sacrifice, Salvation, Satan, Self, Submission, The Father, The Gospel, The Nature of God, The Son, The Spirit, The Truth, The Way | 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

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