It’s now been two years of suffering through life with serious chronic illness. It’s made me appreciate, even more, the sweet and simple things in life. I find God in nature, so; as I do every Easter, I decided to wander down to the gorgeous Japanese magnolia tree. It stands next to a tiny white … Continue reading The Magnolia Blooms are Dying, but Jesus is ALIVE!
It’s Good Friday; and it's a bad world. There’s a plague of locusts destroying crops, further starving the people of Africa. Running at a faster, more frequent pace; we are experiencing earthquakes, floods, tornados and wildfires. All of these are competing, to outdo the viral plague which is currently sweeping the globe; a whispered household … Continue reading Good Friday… Coronavirus Kills, but Jesus Saves!
As a young teen, I moved from Texas to Alaska; a huge change in climate, weather, scenery, and wildlife. Texas had been hot and humid, with temperamental storms coming out of nowhere, drenching us in the middle of a sweltering, sunny day. The sky was a vast, pale blue; the brown desert ground was flat … Continue reading Waiting for the Fireworks… and Waiting
The first blog I ever wrote was for Valentine’s Day. Since then, my son has been miraculously healed by The One Who truly is sweeter than chocolate! Remember that you’re loved by Jesus every day!❤️️✝️💙
Jesus says, “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him” (Luke 11:11-13 NIV)! God WANTS good things for us. He wants to bless us abundantly. He wants us to have good things to eat and drink, but more importantly, He wants us to feed on his word and be nourished by it.
Today I had a day where good things happened. Not every day goes like this, but when good things happen, I know that they are gifts from God. I thank him for the gifts. These little things that happen during our better days, are…
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Today was a very, very dark day, filled with much sorrow. I watched a sister in Christ say goodbye to her teenage son at a memorial service with family and friends. It was a celebration of his life, with fond, loving memories of a very special boy who brought a lot of laughter, joy, and … Continue reading A Very Dark Day… Jesus Reaches with Light
I wrote this short post last year, but it accompanies yesterday’s butterfly blip about choosing New Year’s prayers instead of resolutions. Since so many of you enjoyed the New Year’s Eve post, I thought you might like to read a bit more about the good things God has promised to do for you this coming year! No matter our current situation, if we lean on God, 2018 is sure to be a success! Happy New Year, and may God bless you abundantly, in Jesus’ name!
I’m not one for making New Year’s resolutions which are soon forgotten. The feelings seep in almost immediately: guilt, disappointment, discouragement, and regret. The year has barely begun, and we’re already unable to even start the resolutions meant to bring us a brand new year full of amazing accomplishments.I’m tired just thinking about it! How about beginning our new year by simply praying, and asking God to bless and guide us in all we do? We can thank God for the good gifts He’s given to us over this past year, and commit to putting Him first. We can pray for wisdom and discernment, asking God to help us become more like Jesus. Instead of resolutions, let’s ask God to help us stay on the path He has provided for each one of us. Or, ask Him to help us find our way back to the path if we’ve…
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Yesterday, I received a message at my ministry page which said, "There is no silver lining on Facebook." At first, I said to myself, "Oh, no! I let down my readers... again." I thought how my life doesn't always allow for my enthusiasm about God's truth, to be shared the way I planned. God gives … Continue reading Are We Failing to See THE SILVER LINING in Our “Failures?”
I will soon be hosting the "The Silver Lining Spring Giveaway!" Also coming up are some fun things to brighten your day, along with another psalm accompanied by gorgeous butterfly photographs taken by a dear friend. Some of my future blog posts will focus on how people can heal and be set free from narcissistic … Continue reading The Silver Lining: Join us for encouragement, giveaway, and fun!
Everything is going fast: fast messages, fast replies, fast fixes. We become fast friends, who sometimes find out we jumped in too fast, and need to get out of the relationship…fast. We are fast to start a conversation and fast to comment. We send out fast birthday wishes, and our Christmas photos go out fast, … Continue reading Slowing Down with God in a Fix-It-Fast World