Tag Archives: trials

A Poem

All these trials are important, All the pieces will make sense Frayed and broken, mixed up messes, thoughts distressing, soul’s suspense Falling, swirling, where to settle, take a step and try to stand God with never ceasing patience, leads me … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Possibilities

Isn’t that a wonderful word? It seems so fresh and full of breath, it offers such hope. Jesus says in Him I will have “abundant life.” But when I compare that promise to what I see happening around me, I … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Spiritual Growth, Trust | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Prepared

Storms happen. What a funny thing to write on such a beautiful peaceful day. Quiet, other than birds singing and the little creek gurgling… but it’s true, storms do come. Sometimes when we least expect them. I’m talking about those … Continue reading

Posted in Practical Life | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Blessed

I am blessed by this latest trial of my husband’s illness and hospital stay. Can you imagine anyone saying that? Or really meaning it? But I am quite serious- I really feel blessed. James says to “count it all joy” … Continue reading

Posted in Illness, Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1John 4:16

1John 4:16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in His love… Mentally exhausted from my week of caring for my parents, I went to a new women’s Biblestudy today. I usually host a … Continue reading

Posted in Practical Life, Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Waiting

Waiting on God is no easy business and not for the faint of heart. Even the folks in heaven have been told to wait patiently (Rev. 6:11). Sometimes it’s been me and Him against the world or the cause and … Continue reading

Posted in Practical Life, Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

God's Past Faithfulness Deserves Our Present Trust

Sometimes life can be hard. God has certainly allowed my family seasons of suffering that have lingered on and on. David and I, have recently walked through 5 of the hardest years of our married life! Covering areas of our kids, our … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction & Recovery, Children, Illness, Spiritual Growth, Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Can and Will

Facing surgery again this summer is no fun. For those that know us, we have had our fill of hospital stays and unexpected procedures. In October of 2010 my husband, David was diagnosed with colon cancer. That initial surgery lead … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction & Recovery, Children, Trust | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Thankfully Aware!

Today I wrote, “To God be the Glory!” on a payment of a bill I mailed that was MUCH over due. I was so thrill to pay off this account I wrote, “Praise God!!” in the checkbook by the entry. … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction & Recovery, Spiritual Growth | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Faith-life in the Light

“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of … Continue reading

Posted in Illness, Marriage, Spiritual Growth, Trust | Tagged , , | 1 Comment