There are times when God has been teaching you a concept, maybe even over a long period of time, when suddenly there's a complete revelation...such as when when you finally really understand that those terrible, horrible things that were said to you, were not only untrue, but were in reality, a mirror's reflection of those … Continue reading Truthful Revelations
Forgiveness is a command given by God. Since Jesus forgave us, and died for our sins, we must forgive others. Though it's true that forgiveness allows our offender to be released from guilt, sadness, and pain; forgiveness is necessary for us to be free from the roots of bitterness. If the roots of bitterness are … Continue reading Stumped by Forgiveness?
I went to a beautiful funeral today, to celebrate the life of a beautiful soul, belonging to a beloved young boy gone too soon. Yet, God remains triumphant even through tragedy, because people gave their lives to Jesus today! So though we grieve the life of a dearly precious boy, he now lives eternally with … Continue reading Victory in Jesus
Cloud: When darkness hovers over your community, and people are hurting as tears fall, and sorrow saturates the painful places. Silver Lining: When light brings community together, and people are hopeful as smiles appear, and glimpses of joy can be found in the healing. "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." Romans … Continue reading Empathy
The flawless looking model on TV flashes her bright white teeth, but her smile doesn’t reach her eyes. Her pretend fiancé presents her with a jewelry box containing a pair of expensive diamond earrings. She looks at the camera and says you should have some too, because she insists, “You deserve it!” But I know … Continue reading The Good Life…Do We “DESERVE IT?” (Compassion Series)
It's FALL! Many are shouting about their favorite season: "hoodie weather!" "roasted marshmallows!" and "pumpkin lattes!" While I love all those things too, I often want to pull the covers over my head, and hibernate until it's springtime again. But God is healing me, and He can heal you too! So...we are going to CELEBRATE FALL! … Continue reading The Silver Lining Fall Giveaway!