Category: Hope

Power of a Grateful Heart

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on…

Fall pictures

Here are some pictures of my Mums that are out front with some early morning frost on them. The pictures below are from our yard too.  The third one over is a sample of a branch on our Dappled Willow Tree I planted a…

An encouraging word for this Monday morning!

God has given us everything we need to live this faith life!   2 Peter 1: 3 “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”…

Lord, take my sadness and turn it into compassion…..

Lord, take my sadness and turn it into compassion. Lord take my heaviness and turn it into caring. Lord take my weariness in hearing of this world’s tragedies and turn it into Your love. Lord, take my heart and transform it, renew it, and…

Ondamed – an alternative treatment modality for health and wellness.

I have been plagued with insomnia since having my last two surgical procedures and see it as a direct result from general anesthesia.  I had a fusion on my cervical neck region in January of 2016 which resulted in being awake two days a…

Gratitude in the Hard Times

Practices of gratitude can be distorted when we imagine that Christians are always supposed to be smiling and cheerful, even in the face of suffering, tragedy, or grave injustice. To live gratefully is not the same as denying the misery or evil around us….

Death and Grace

Lament Psalm Seven O God, you’ve allowed death to take him away, leaving me alone in the chill dawn of unfinished love. What could you have been thinking? Ungiven gifts pile about me. Unsung songs remain trapped in my throat. Unsaid words lie rotting…

Authenticity

Life is full of many things, but it is the relationships we build in connecting to others that enhances who we become as a person. Authenticity is a sign of braveness, courage and vulnerability being lived out in the ordinariness of our days. The…

It is OK to not be OK

“There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and recovered hope.” George Elliot   Life…

The biblical worldview promotes meaningful social change through relationships

“We all have reasons to be angry towards injustice, abuse, or a harsh fate. Anger can either become a positive force for self-improvement and success or a destructive force of revenge and violence. Our choice determines whether we live a productive and happy life,…

An encouraging word for today!

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35) Today is the first day of the rest…

Sitting on my porch

  I sit on my enclosed porch.   Outside my window, leaves blow in light wind. Isolation in breathing, in – out – in – out – in – out. Learning to move slowly, meaningfully, mindfully, in all motions. Touching life from the inside….

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