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!
When people hate you because you love Jesus and tell others about his miraculous healing...when people hate you because you care enough to tell them the truth about false teachers who bring false hope and false prophecy, which will bring them more pain...when people gossip about you and listen to lies because it makes them feel … Continue reading Go Away, Dismay!
(from a series related to narcissistic abuse) Gossip is a long train of lies hitched onto half-truths, sprayed with graffiti, speeding its way down the rough, bumpy track. Who knows where it's going? It's dangerous, but it seems like everyone wants to jump on board, and it can cost people their lives. It's not easy … Continue reading The Gossip Track…It’s A Train Wreck!
Are you a child of God? If you're a child of God, it means you're saved by grace. It means that you receive eternal life, through Jesus, when you ask him into your heart. It means you take a step of faith, believing he died for you, and asking forgiveness for your sins. But being … Continue reading Raising the Bar in Relationships