Category: Grief

Following Your GPS

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT) Years ago, I had just driven across the 301 Nice… Continue Reading “Following Your GPS”

Lights in a Dark World

Recently, as I sat in the quiet darkness of my living room, looking at the beautiful Christmas lights, I remembered something that happened a few years ago.  I have always put a single candle in the windows of my house at Christmas time.  One… Continue Reading “Lights in a Dark World”

Not Nearly Enough Time…

It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late,    and work your worried fingers to the bone.Don’t you know he enjoys    giving rest to those he loves? Psalm 127:2 The Message I moved through the house this morning before heading out the door, making a… Continue Reading “Not Nearly Enough Time…”

Washed

“…let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:22 NLT While praying for… Continue Reading “Washed”

That’s What Family Does

In very simply terms, family is defined as a group of two or more persons related by birth, marriage, or adoption who live together. But family is so much more than that!  It is a bond of love that makes true family. It’s living… Continue Reading “That’s What Family Does”

Would You Climb a Tree…

My daughter sometimes calls me “mama munchkin.” I need a step stool to get clothes out of the washer.  I ask for help to retrieve items from the top shelf in the grocery store.  I recently used a kitchen spatula to knock a plastic… Continue Reading “Would You Climb a Tree…”

Missing the Signs?

Yesterday afternoon as I headed out to run an errand, I was approaching the entrance ramp to I-64 at the college.  As I got closer, slowed, and turned on my left turn signal to enter the ramp, I realized that a car was exiting… Continue Reading “Missing the Signs?”

What is Prayer?

Sitting in the stillness of my living room… the light of a new day just beginning to filter in through the windows… the only sounds I hear are the snoring of my fur baby and the click of the furnace as it comes on… Continue Reading “What is Prayer?”

No Wrinkles on My Spirit

I admit that I love to watch re-runs of The Walton’s on TV. The stories depict a time when hardships were the norm but family values, faith in God and hard work were valued. In a recent episode Grandma Walton was experiencing some health… Continue Reading “No Wrinkles on My Spirit”

Refining

I have refined you, but not as silver is refined.    Rather, I have refined you in the furnace of suffering.I will rescue you for my sake—    yes, for my own sake!  Isaiah:10-11 The trials and tests we go through don’t define us…they refine us! Many years… Continue Reading “Refining”