"Grieving is a Gift" may not settle well with you. One doesn't realize how much effort grieving takes until life hands you a situation with which you experience grief. Grief and grieving aren't just for death. You can experience grief in the loss of a job, friendship, a move, divorce, a child marrying... the list … Continue reading Grieving is a Gift
It's Friday. Time to join the crew at Five Minute Friday and write on a prompt. Prompt: Weak Weakness image provided by Kate Motaung at Five Minute Friday This post was originally published in 2018 on Leaving a Legacy, [GGMANDY dot COM and linked up on the Five-minute Friday Link-up. Each time he said, “My … Continue reading I Boast In My Weakness ~ In Christ I Am Strong
image provided for Sarah Beckman There's nothing like reading a book that you wish you had earlier but then realizing the Lord directed you to survive in the very way the author has suggested. That's what I found in Sarah Beckman's book, Hope for the Hard Places. That is exactly what happened to me. Our … Continue reading How to Find Hope in the Hard Places
Have you Chosen your One Word for 2019? So, everyone is talking resolutions or #ONEWORD365 so I may as well join in the "fun". Honestly, it's getting a bit frustrating to meet any kind of goal these days. I'm coming up on 8 years of chronic pain. As you may have noticed just by looking at … Continue reading Never Despise Small Beginnings
NOTE: I received this book at no charge in exchange for writing this review. These words are my own opinion and I have not been compensated to say them. Dare to Hope again Have you been losing your hope lately? What is it that is pulling you down into despondency? Sickness? Fear? Guilt? Worry? Grief? Discouragement? … Continue reading Book Review: Fully Alive
He said to me, “Son of man, watch and listen. Pay close attention to everything I show you. You have been brought here so I can show you many things. Then you will return... and tell them everything you have seen.” Ezekial 40:4 (NLT) Behold! My "One" Word As a child, I was notoriously … Continue reading Behold My One Word for 2018
IS YOur glass half empty or half full?
Easter, for me, has always been a great day of celebration. A day of basking in the joy of the resurrection. But this year, it was different. You see, life has changed a lot for our family recently. Easter 2015, my husband was pastoring a church as he had been for nearly 40 years. Our children … Continue reading A Different Kind of Easter
I kept asking God "Why are you taking everything I love away from me?" ...
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe. Life has sure been throwing me some curves lately. There's been illness, job loss, and interruption of ministry and just life in general. But God has been right there with us. (I love that … Continue reading Safe in His Arms Living by Faith