Beauty from Ashes

"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them." Romans 8:28 (NLT) One of the discussion questions that was asked of us during the recent small group study at my church was, “Looking back on your life, … Continue reading Beauty from Ashes


Be Thankful Challenge

  I am excited to have been invited to take part in this Thanksgiving challenge! Five People I am Thankful for:  Jesus Christ- He was both God and Man, so surely He qualifies as "people."  All that I am and all that I have is because of Him and there are no words to thank … Continue reading Be Thankful Challenge

My Two Thanksgiving Angels

“God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” ~Matthew 5:4 (NLT) My alarm went off early this morning, and for a brief moment, I wondered why I had volunteered to deliver Thanksgiving meals to the shut-ins. The thought quickly passed, as my brain started to shake off the morning fog, and I got … Continue reading My Two Thanksgiving Angels


Freedom in Surrender

"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." ~Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) One of my most valued … Continue reading Freedom in Surrender


The Message in Jesus’ Tears

“Jesus wept.” ~John 11:35 (NIV) One of my co-workers lost her mother very unexpectedly last week. She is going through all of the usual emotions that accompany such an event and my heart really goes out to her. My own mother passed away nine months ago, so all of those feelings are still very real … Continue reading The Message in Jesus’ Tears