Category Archives: Lies

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

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

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

All Is Not Lost

“Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He … Continue reading

Posted in April 2016, Armor of God, Atonement, Condemnation, Consequences, Ephesians, Faith, Forgiveness, Grace, Heaven, Hope, Isaiah, Jesus, John, Lies, Life, Light, Love, Men, Redeemer, Repentance, Salvation, The Father, The Son | 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

New Beginnings, Mercies, and Months

Onward Christian soldier. You’ve got this! Don’t become distracted by the cares of this world, even when they seem enormous (like Super Tuesday, a lingering cough, a ginormous tax bill, or a mountain of laundry). Don’t you know we follow … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, 1 John, 1 Peter, Armor of God, Colossians, Ephesians, Faith, Faithfulness, Heart, Heaven, Hebrews, Holy Spirit, Hope, Jesus, John, Lamentations, Lies, Life, Love, Lying, March 2016, Men, Mercy, Mind, Peace, Philippians, Psalms, Revelation, Romans, Sacrifice, Salvation, Satan, The Father, The Future, The Gospel, The Rapture, The Son, The Spirit, Worry | Leave a comment

Bitter Words and Fiery Darts

We were suckerpunched this past week with a shock-and-awe confirmation that someone near and dear has been spreading lies about us. The heartbreak was breathtaking. We were left stunned, broken, wounded, devastated, heartsick. Because of lies. Because of the one … Continue reading

Posted in Armor of God, Cursing, Ephesians, Faith, Faithfulness, Family, Fear, Forgiveness, Friends, God, God's Promises, God's Word, Healing, Heart, Hebrews, Holy Spirit, Hope, Jesus, John, Joy, Lies, Life, Love one another, Lying, Matthew, Men, Mind, Mourning, November 2015, Others, Peace, Prayer, Proverbs, Psalms, Romans, Satan, The Gospel, The Spirit, The Truth | 2 Comments