Broken 

I love being misunderstood, judged, and accused…said no one ever.  Note to my friends: I did mess up. I was wrong. Some things were just poor judgement and others flat out sin! (See my recent blog post Foot In Mouth.)  When this happens, when I mess up or sin, I feel worthless.  But I am…

Foot In Mouth

Also known as sin.  Recently in a lady’s Bible study, I tried to comment on a particular topic. What I tried to say was relevant to the topic being discussed, but what I said came out all wrong.  I did not carefully consider my words. I did not plan what I was going to say.…

What I Learned About God

We are leading another group of folks through “God’s Healing in Grief.” This is a ten-week online study. Everyone in the class has lost loved ones and are hurting. Some are moving into a place of helping others who are hurting. Lesson One is all about God’s comfort and His nature. Part of the study…

Today (with scriptures)

Two years ago I wrote the poem “Today” which is included in “My Journey through Grief into Grace.” The poem was recently quoted on While We’re Waiting’s Facebook page.  Here is the poem with scripture references in parentheses. TODAY Today I choose to trust You. (Psalm 25:2) Today I choose to not be anxious about…

New

Your past does not determine your future.  We as humans have the ability to make new choices, to change our behaviors, to set a new course for our lives.  Today. This day. Right now. You can choose to start over.  But we need help changing our ways. We need help from a “higher power” to…

Eternal Life

We need to get to know God.  Seek Him.  Spend time studying His Word then apply it in our lives.  Pray. Worship. Talk with Him. Listen to Him.  Do you know the One True God?  We can find healing in our grief.  We find healing, hope, peace, and joy in the One True God. Do…

 Gifts From Above

So many hurting people crave comfort. They crave a sign that they are going to be okay or that their departed loved ones are okay.  (Last week I shared a quote from “God’s Healing in Grief.” The article is “Are They Okay.“) Grieving people crave comfort so much that they may be deceived into believing…

Are They Okay?

“Dear one, if your loved ones were believers in Jesus Christ, if they were Christians, Jesus knows them and He gave them eternal life. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. They are okay; you have no need to worry or be concerned about them. They are in the presence…

 Books I Read This Quarter

I love to read. As I wrote a week or so ago, I didn’t have much time for reading the last part of 2016. I’m making up for that this year! A dozen books in ten weeks! Only four were fiction… “The Crown Duel” and “The Court Duel” by Sherwood Smith I read these two…