Category Archives: Mourning

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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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

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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

Quit Looking Back!!

“Don’t look down. Whatever you do, don’t look down!” We all can appreciate those times when perhaps looking down would not be in our best interest. But what about looking back? “Don’t look back. Whatever you do, don’t look back!” … Continue reading

Posted in April 2016, Armor of God, Consequences, Faith, Family, Forgiveness, Genesis, God, Healing, Heaven, History, Hope, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jesus, Life, Men, Mercy, Mind, Mourning, Obedience, Others, Paul, Peace, Philippians, Pillar of salt, Psalms, Redeemer, The Future, The Past, The Way, Time, Waiting on the Lord, Worry | 5 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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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

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

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