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
My daughter is a budding artist. She is perfectionistic in her work, so it's difficult for her when she makes a mistake on her pictures. I wonder how she got that way? As she was making an adorable book about birds and worms, her creative happiness suddenly turned to sadness. She no longer wanted to … Continue reading Mistakes or Miracles? God Creates Goodness!
I have a lot of trouble with self-condemnation. As I child, I wasn't given compliments. Instead, my faults were constantly highlighted. I have lived with the fear of failure for so long, that anxiety has become a companion for pointing out my imperfections. This is no way to live! I'm learning not to judge myself. … Continue reading Take Heart! Teeny Tiny Accomplishments Go A Long Way!
Two years ago, God saved my dad's life three times in the span of two months! I'm so grateful God entrusted me to be the third family member to get my dad to the hospital on time. Once more, his situation was grave. He was septic again, and the ER doctor pulled me out of the room to whisper that my … Continue reading Enter the Race…Win the Prize!
by Angela Royse Pelleman The bible tells us we shouldn’t be concerned when others gossip about us. When others slander us behind our backs, telling lies, it's so good to know that God has our back! We can trust in Him completely, because He is Truth, and it will eventually come out. Those who belong … Continue reading Gossip, Lies, and Slander? No worries! God has Your Back!
by Angela Royse Pelleman "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV). Sometimes it seems that nothing in our lives makes sense, and we often struggle with the question, "Why?" When … Continue reading God is Our Driver … Rest, Relax, and Ride Along!