Welcome to The Silver Lining!

During the trials and turmoils of life, God’s truth IS the silver lining, and our comfort comes from knowing that He is always in control! The Silver Lining contains: articles, blog posts, and butterfly blips. These vary in topic and length, by category, but all serve to bring the reader hope, healing, truth, and freedom in Jesus Christ!

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My hope is to write about my experiences and what God
 has taught me. Instead of writing another “opinion,” I prefer to use scripture from the bible 
to encourage my readers to look for the silver lining. I like to focus on God’s words and His truth, rather than 
the words and the lies of the world. God IS Truth, 
and readers can learn more by using the scriptures from The
 Silver Lining as a starting point, and further searching the scriptures.

58 thoughts on “Welcome to The Silver Lining!

    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      Kate,
      Thank you so much for your sweet words! These words are encouraging to me, and help me to “fight the good fight” when life gets overwhelming. I also feel honored, that you take time out of your busy schedule to read the words God has given me to share! I can barely keep up with writing everything He tells me, but I try!
      Hugs and prayers to you,
      Angela
      “Fight the good fight of the Faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
      1 Tim. 6:4

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      Lori,
      Thank you for sticking by me, and encouraging me as I continue on God’s path. I’m so grateful to hear that you look forward to reading the words God gives to me. Your words encourages me, and give me affirmation that I’m going in the right direction!
      Miss you!
      Angela

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  1. Dayna Scaia says:

    “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”
    ‎John 20:29 ESV · ‎John 20:29 KJV

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  2. Keegan Harkins (@keeganharkins) says:

    Thank you for sharing such encouraging posts! I noticed that your blogs have a tag to be able to ‘share’ your posts via Facebook. I run Hebrews 4 Ministries and we have a daily devotional page on Facebook (Coloring Through the Bible) I would love to feature a couple of snippets from your blogs on this Facebook page. Would that be okay? Feel free to check it out (also our website: http://www.Hebrews4Ministries.com) and let me know if this would be okay. Thank you so much!

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      Keegan, I am so honored you would like to reference my blog on your devotional
      Ministries page! Please forgive me for such late response; I had even tagged your note to get back to you sooner! You are free to share my blog posts in their full format with their links, via: Word Press, email, and social media (ie. Facebook), or reference my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/angelaslittleattic).
      If you want to use a snippet,it should suffice to use quotes, along with my name, while providing a link in ( ) to the blog referenced. I’m sending you an email, so you can tell me which snippets you’d like to use, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with any needed additional links. 😊 I’ll send you an email for permissions for your files, and links you can use if you don’t have them already.😊 May God bless your Hebrews 4 Ministry (Hebrews is one of my favorite books in the bible!)in Jesus’ name! 💙

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      Keegan,
      Unfortunately, as a record for the future protection of my blog and its copyright, I must publicly rescind all permissions for you to use any writing from my blog, ‘The Silver Lining’ and any other published works of mine found on the internet. On Nov. 14, 2016, I responded to your Oct. 29th permissions request to use my work. I then visited your website and found that you had already violated my copyright, both before, and on the dates of Nov. 2 and 5 of 2016. Large parts of my blog were copied and pasted onto your website in the form of devotions, without my permission. You did not credit my blog ‘The Silver Lining,’ as the source, nor did you provide its link, ensuring readers could locate and read the entire article at my website.

      You did the same thing on your website’s Facebook page, where you made two comments as yourself, but instead copied and pasted paragraphs from my blog, and again neglected to credit ‘The Silver Lining’ as the source and provide its link. Because you infringed upon my copyright, which is clearly posted on my blog, I’m sorry to have to tell you that you do not have permission to use my work in the future, in any way, shape, or form. Thank you for removing my work from your pages as I have requested. May God provide wisdom, discernment, truth, and the grace of Jesus in this situation. I pray your ministry will still be used for God’s glory, and His higher purpose, which is to lead people to Jesus Christ.

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      April, thank you for your kind words… It’s so encouraging to have sisters and brothers in our lives, who want good things for us. I’m so blessed to have already experienced so much of God’s light in my life; He’s always there, even in the dark times! I’m looking forward to much more light in all the good things God has coming for me; knowing He will be holding my hand through the hard times too. I pray you blessings, joy, and light in your life also; and may God bless you as you write and share God’s light with others! In Jesus’ name! 💙

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      Promise, I’m so thankful to have the privilege to give you a good word in the name of Jesus! I pray God gives you joy, and you find Jesus to be your source of happiness, each and every day! 💙 Sending you love! 💙

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      Rita, thank you for subscribing! I so enjoyed reading your heartbreaking, but beautiful testimony today, whilevrelaxing outside in the warm spring air! Thank you for your encouragement! May God bless you, in Jesus’ name! 💙

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  3. Brenda Grunewald says:

    I’m so glad I found this site via Facebook. I’m a newbie and narcissism is also new to me and I believe my mother is a narcissist and siblings , Aunts, and my husband. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster and I’m so tired of it. I’m co-dependant and need information on this and how to become stronger. My only support is my daughter.
    I think I’ll find hope here.

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      Brenda, I’m so glad you found The Silver Lining! I will do my best to answer your questions and give you support and encouragement on narcissism, which is the sin of extreme self-centeredness, where there is no empathy given to others but the narcissist ( though the narcissist will be good at pretending to be thoughtful). I’ll be posting several more posts on this subject this summer, and I’m also considering starting a new blog on just narcissism, in order to share as much knowledge about it as I can. You will still find a lot about narcissism right here at The Silver Lining; spiritual encouragement which will help especially victims of narcissism to find hope, healing, and joy, in Jesus Christ. I share a lot about truth here on the blog, as narcissists fill the heads of both their victims and flying monkeys (helpers) full of lies. The Bible helps us grow in wisdom and discern truth from lies. God has taught me so much, and I want others to find freedom in Christ too! You can also join my Facebook ministry page for daily encouragement. I also share more links about narcissism there to help other people gain more knowledge and support. There have been two links on narcissism shared in the past couple days at http://www.facebook.com/angelaslittleattic. 💙 Also feel free to message me or send a note if you want prayer, links on narcissism, or to talk directly. Learn as much as you can about the topic, but find your healing and counseling only through Jesus so you don’t get lost in the way! God bless you, heal you, and protect you in Jesus’ name! 💙

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  4. lightformypath62 says:

    I will repost because maybe I have to log in first.
    I’m glad I found this site through Facebook. I’ve recently learned about narcissism. I believe my mother and husband are narcissists and possibly siblings and Aunts. My only support is my daughter.
    I’m very much of an enabler and that’s been my assigned role forever it seems. I’m hurt and angry and rarely heard. I stuff my feelings with food and I’m so tired.
    Hoping for help and healing here.

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      I only “liked” this post, because I’m glad you found support here! I don’t like that you’ve been a victim of narcissism. I know it’s extremely painful! But the good news is uou don’t have to remain a victim! I’m so glad your daughter is supportive! I wrote you below, and also I suggest you read as many posts as you can find under the topics “narcissism” and “spiritual abuse” and “child abuse” here at my blog. The stories and experiences will likely feel very familiar, but the silver lining of hope through Jesus is threaded throughout them all. I’ll do my best to help you! Jesus is The Great Physician! You’ve also encouraged me today, reminding me I’m right where God wants me to be! You can also contact me on Facebook atThe Silver Lining ministry page, and you’ll get more info there about narcissism too! http://www.facebook.com/angelaslittleattic
      I will be praying for you! 💙

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  5. lightformypath62 says:

    Thank you so much! Some days are more hopeful than others. It’s just so hard to understand why your own mother and family members would intentionally hurt their own daughter and sibling.
    I will give this up to God and trust that He will heal me. A lot of damage has been done. I’m 55 and it’s still going on from six states away!
    Thank you for your encouragement and you’re a Blessing!! 😇

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      Keep looking to Jesus! Ask God to show you who is safe and not safe! I know it’s hard to believe family could do this to us, but it happened in the Bible too; and it’s happened to me. You are not alone. We will be hated for our Christianity, but God promises to protect us! I will keep praying for you, and I’m here if you need someone to talk to you and listen, and pray with you! God will use us in a mighty way; I don’t have all the answers, but I do know we can trust Him! 💙

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  6. lightformypath62 says:

    Thank you Angela!
    You’re genuine caring, understanding and support is helping me to keep going and not let the abuse consume me!

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      Thank you so much, Leigh! I find it healing to be able to tell others how Jesus healed my heart! God bless you, in Jesus’ name, and may your heart continue to heal. I’m so proud of you for having the courage to speak up and use your voice for what’s right and true! 💙

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  7. Michelle says:

    I thank God for leading me to your story through Google search. It’s time for my departure to leave. I need Gods strength and wisdom to leave peacefully. My story: I am married to a Covert Narc for 26 years. It wasn’t until 2018 The Holy Spirit reveal to me what I was dealing with but I still remain in the relationship. God provide me a way out when we sold the house in March 2020. Still here. As a believer during the time I met him. I heard God voice telling not to get involve with this person. He abandon his family with a new born child. I was so blinded and ignored God’s instructions. In my disobedience God’s grace was upon me. Now the time his come again to listen and obey I’m ready Lord.

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      Michelle, first of all I want to ask forgiveness for my two year delay in replying to you. I was very very sick due to Covid. But God is best to turn to in times of need and it sounds like He’s been guiding you. I hope you are doing well and that God has helped you make some decisions you need to make for yourself. I do know that God can change the heart of a narcissist, but he or she must be willing to submit to Jesus and it’s a long hard journey. If you still need someone to talk to, please send me a new comment and we can figure a way to connect. My suggestion is Christian counseling first for you and next for your husband if he is willing. It can change everything. My prayers are with you today.

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  8. Katherine Wood says:

    Just read your article about narcissism. Thank you. I’m convinced my 34 year old daughter, whole is extremely beautiful, brilliant, and successful is a narcissist. I thought I was losing my mind.

    I came to faith late having grown up in man-made religion, in the Episcopal Church that doesn’t preach from the Bible. God directed me to a Bible church. I heard my first sermon on September 30, 2018, and saw what freedom looked like. I placed my faith and trust in Jesus, asked for forgiveness for my sins and the Holy Spirit indwelled me. I was baptized on April 11, 2021. I turned 70 in August.

    It is the wisdom and discernment that I now have with saving faith that shines a light on my dysfunctional and broken and scattered family. The same is true for my siblings. No one knows Jesus, attends church or has any clue about the Bible. Praying that God will soften their hardened hearts and open their eyes and ears to the glory of God.

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      Katherine, it’s so good to see you here, but I am so sorry to hear about what you’ve gone through. Please forgive my late reply for I’ve been dealing with Long Haul Covid over the past couple years. It’s shocking to realize that someone you love is narcissistic: completely selfish and self-centered. I have this in my own extended family. As I’ve witnessed with one of my friends, when it’s your own child, the pain is magnified. I am agreeing with you in prayer that your family will find Jesus. And I’m so glad you did! I have found that God will get us through the pain to the other side and all we have to do is pray and wait on him. That’s it! It teaches us patience in The Lord God, and during it, we learn lots of wonderful things. This time of patience also protects us from pain and stress; and it allows us to heal. It makes us stronger so that when the time comes, we will be able to step forth in forgiveness, because we have already forgiven. And then we get to see what good things God goes! I’m proud of you for seeking the truth and giving your life to Jesus. May God bless you and restore your family in His perfect timing! In Jesus’ name! 💙

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  9. Suzie Mills says:

    Saw your writing for Ukraine. Victory in 40 Days. I wondered the same. We have been in a sermon series on Miracles. We talked of David and Goliath. Goliath tainted Israel for 40 Days Goliath brought a sword to a God fight. We have prayed for Miracles over Ukraine. May peace reign on Day 40 be the biggest Miracle yet?

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      Suzie, I’m so excited that God has also been speaking to you about the 40 days! Thank you for sharing the example about Goliath being in Israel for 40 days. I didn’t know that; and it would’ve been a wonderful example backed by scripture! I’m hoping and praying for a huge miracle. I’ve seen and heard about many miracles so far in Ukraine. I know God us listening; I’ve never witnessed so many people praying! Thank you for visiting; you’ve given me even more hope. God bless you in Jesus’ name and also may He give glory to Ukraine! 💙🙏🏼💛 SLAVA UKRINI!

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      LeeAnn, thank you so much! It’s really nice to be encouraged by you about my writing while going through our tragic family crisis. My writing is a gift from God, and it’s how I spend time with Him. All my husband and I have ever wanted is to comfort people lead them to Christ. I’m so thankful for he privilege of making a difference! Blessings! ❤️🙏🏼💙

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  10. Jodie says:

    I saw a pot about your husband’s cancer. I’m a cancer survivor as well. I’m done with treatment as long as the scan comes back clean. Your life will never be the same but you obviously have a great relationship with our Savior. I’m sure he will be with you all through this. I know He has been there for me. 🥰. I will pray for you and your family.

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      Jodie, thank you! This is encouraging! I’m so glad to hear you are doing well after battling cancer! We are definitely finding strength through Jesus! I don’t know how anyone could walk this path without Jesus! God has set everything in motion to make sure we are cared for in His perfect timing! He is here for us! Thank you so much for praying for our family! And especially Dave! 💙🙏🏼✝️

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  11. Kathy Carter says:

    Praying for Dave’s healing & your family during this most difficult time. Hate you are having to walk thru this. Despite your trials, thank you for encouraging others via your amazing gift of writing. Wendy is my wonderful friend & neighbor.

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      Oh Kathy! Thank you! Wendy’s neighbor; she told me good things about you! 💕 Thank you got blessing her, and thank you for praying for Dave’s healing, and for our family during this difficult time. I appreciate your encouragement, prayers and love! God bless you and your family in Jesus’ name; and thank you for taking time to read our story! 💙🙏🏼💕

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  12. Debbie larrick says:

    Please let me know if you got my friends request that I sent you today.i also sent you all a prayer on your silver lining blog did you all see it and read it. It was for dave.

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    • Angela Royse Pelleman says:

      Debbie, it was so great meeting you yesterday, and praying together, for each other; right where we were! I did answer you on The Silver Lining. Thank you for your message! I didn’t see your friend request, but I’ll
      Look again, because I have lots of messages. If I int see it, I’ll send you a friend request! May God bless your precious family, in Jesus’ name! 💙🙏🏼

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