Today I am one month into my recovery from back surgery. While I still have pain, I'm getting around a lot better. I love my home, but I start to go stir crazy if I don't get outside to breathe in some fresh, clean air. I've been getting that slightly overwhelming feeling of wondering how … Continue reading Two are Better than One… The Healing Joy of Friendship
I'm now three weeks into my recovery from back surgery, and more appreciative than ever, of what God is doing in my life! Because of the many prayers, great care, support and encouragement I've received; I'm healing really well for someone who went home from the hospital after a lumbar fusion just three weeks ago. … Continue reading The Healing Love of Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
I messed up. Last week, I hurt a friend's feelings... a beautiful friend; who supports me, encourages me, and makes me laugh out loud! I threw out some advice which hadn't been sought, with the hopeful intention of making life a little better for her. She hadn't asked for it though. She has before, but … Continue reading The Healing Power of an Apology
What can be done when annoying bees buzz gossip into our ears, casting doubt about a friend or loved one's character? How do you handle it? Do you accept the information as valid and true, or do you go directly to your friend for his or her side of the story? Have you let a … Continue reading Queen Bee Gossip: Sweet as Honey or a Toxic Sting? (Series: Toxic People and Situations)
I never expected God would fill me up with so much joy, at the exact same time I'd be recovering from major back surgery! I'm two weeks into recovery, and God has been lighting up my life! Now don't get me wrong... it hurts! The pain is intense. Just when I think the pain is … Continue reading The Unexpected Joy of REST
Exactly one week ago, was the big surgery day. For a while, I've thought the surgery was long overdue, but now I can see that God planned it to be this way all along. I want my family, friends, readers, writers, church, and even very kind strangers; to know that last week God showed up... … Continue reading When You’re Sick, God Shows Up… Because He’s Already There!
Dear readers of The Silver Lining, Today is my surgery day! I'm finally headed in for a lumbar fusion, after years of suffering with severely intense, chronic back pain. My God is in control, and I have peace and hope, because Jesus is at the wheel! Thank you to everyone who is praying for, supporting, … Continue reading Trusting God through Trials
Sometimes I get discouraged, and doubt creeps in. I wonder if my blog is making a difference in other people's lives. There are times of great response, with comments and sharing; and other times there are personal affirmations from others (my favorite) and sometimes silence, when my heart remains grateful to my most encouraging friends! … Continue reading Let God be Your Affirmation… not Fools!
JESUS is the REASON for the SEASON! Drawing on Christmas Eve Day at 12:00 p.m.! My giveaway is to thank my readers, and to encourage them to share The Silver Lining blog. My desire is to spread hope in the form of godly encouragement, so others can find love, truth, healing, freedom, and joy in Jesus Christ. … Continue reading The Silver Lining 2nd Annual Christmas Giveaway!