How to Give without Guilt, and Fulfill the Mission of Pleasing God

Sometimes we have the opportunity to bless a reader at The Silver Lining, by meeting a specific need. I believe God gives me spiritual words spoken in discernment, wisdom and love; meant to offer you hope, healing, and encouragement in Jesus Christ. I’d also like to be the hands and feet of Jesus whenever, and wherever he … Continue reading How to Give without Guilt, and Fulfill the Mission of Pleasing God

1/5/23 Dave’s Testimony: New Year 2023 ~ Fighting an Octopus… Pain, Suffering & Promises

It’s been a bad day. I hate the devil who is damned himself. I know it’s him wrapping his tentacles around Dave and our entire exhausted family, trying to squeeze the life out of every single one of us. I’m still leaning on strength through Jesus, and I refuse to give up. My God promises … Continue reading 1/5/23 Dave’s Testimony: New Year 2023 ~ Fighting an Octopus… Pain, Suffering & Promises

When Thanksgiving Hurts… A Bite of Encouragement for Struggles with Self Worth, Rejection, Forgiveness, and Boundaries

Is somebody being a real “turkey” to you this year? Thanksgiving can be a tough time for a lot of people who are excited to get together, but end up feeling let down by hurtful family and friends. During this time of my husband healing from cancer; God has immensely blessed our own family with … Continue reading When Thanksgiving Hurts… A Bite of Encouragement for Struggles with Self Worth, Rejection, Forgiveness, and Boundaries

11/6 Dave’s Testimony: Healing Service Offers Hopeful Miracles and Peace about Living with Terminal Cancer

A lot has happened recently, with more coming. Dave’s scan has been moved from November 28th to November 9th. This is a rattling, battling time for us. Please be praying for him this week! A couple weeks ago we went to a healing service. Our dear friend Sarah had invited us, and kept and kept … Continue reading 11/6 Dave’s Testimony: Healing Service Offers Hopeful Miracles and Peace about Living with Terminal Cancer

10/10 Dave’s Testimony: Terminal Cancer War… Our Soldier’s Personal Battle of Life or Death

We’ve been to the oncologist this week. Except for a nausea, fatigue, pain, anxiety, agitation, and a touch of chemo rage; Dave’s done pretty well this round. Blood Work is, ironically, excellent; even the liver enzymes, as Dave continues taking Fen Ben. We’ve had some really rough days for Dave; filled with pain, fatigue, and … Continue reading 10/10 Dave’s Testimony: Terminal Cancer War… Our Soldier’s Personal Battle of Life or Death

6/3 Dave’s Testimony: Cancer, Chemo, Clots, Credit, and Chaotic Car Conversations

This week is the 4th course of chemo. There are IV fluids, iron infusions for anemia, and a new side effect… annoying hiccups. Last off-chemo week, Dave didn’t feel as well at all. Chemo is cumulative; meaning my husband will probably feel worse, and have to endure more side effects, as he continues treatment for … Continue reading 6/3 Dave’s Testimony: Cancer, Chemo, Clots, Credit, and Chaotic Car Conversations

4/17 Dave’s Testimony: Roller Coaster… Easter Joys in Fighting Cancer

I find it interesting that my husband has been diagnosed with rare stage four cancer; and it’s all happening before Easter, my favorite time of year. It’s a time of new beginnings: when beautiful irises come into bloom, when Dave and our boys have played electric and acoustic guitar and drums in the church worship … Continue reading 4/17 Dave’s Testimony: Roller Coaster… Easter Joys in Fighting Cancer

I Cooked Pierogi in their honor; but Ukranian Refugees are Starving … and Dying.

I didn’t want to use these words in my blog, but honestly; I have felt helpless and hopeless over the war in Ukraine. I’ve tried to tap into my talents and abilities. What can I do? How can I help? I started with prayer, and then I began writing blog posts about the war and … Continue reading I Cooked Pierogi in their honor; but Ukranian Refugees are Starving … and Dying.

Happy Birthday, Beautifully Broken Baby! 15 Encouraging Bible Verses for Suffering Christian Believers

Happy Birthday, beautiful baby! The sun is shining, and the birds chirp among the trees whispering in the breeze. The puffy, clouds float along in the aquamarine blue sky. You’re alive! “The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life” (Job 33:4 NIV). Beautiful baby, you were just born, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Beautifully Broken Baby! 15 Encouraging Bible Verses for Suffering Christian Believers