It was late. It had been a long day of Christmas errands, wrapping, and preparing for my daughter's Christmas party the next day. We were ready for hosting her closest homeschool friends. The house was even... clean. My daughter and I were cuddling in one of our new chairs, in front of the fireplace. I … Continue reading Joy is EATING a Broken Gingerbread House!
Are you prepared for your honored guest? Last night God gave me the honor and privilege of hosting over 20 beautiful women in my home for our church's annual Christian Women's Fellowship Christmas Party. It was a joyful celebration of fellowship, fun, food, laughter; and the sharing of both sweet and sad memories. The house … Continue reading Are You Prepared to Invite THE Guest of Honor to Your Christmas Party?
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 can't believe it's been six years since my friend Donna Dehart passed away. I love this photo of the two of us giggling, trying to play the Wii (and failing miserably) on Christmas Day, 2008. It's the only photo I have of the two of us together. Donna's daughters were at their dad's on … Continue reading Before Your Loved Ones Die, Give Them Jesus… Expect a Miracle!
Have you ever been given a gift, only to have someone get angry with you, and take it back? Perhaps the gift was offered up again later, but you were required to do something the giver wanted you to do, before the giver would present it to you. Is it a gift? No. This is … Continue reading Is It a Gift?
Congratulations to Cindy R. for winning The Silver Lining 2nd Annual Christmas Giveaway! As always, my family prayed for God to pick the winner, and we are so happy to share some Christmas joy with Cindy R.! Thank you to all who entered. I appreciate your support and encouragement as I follow the ministry path … Continue reading Congrats to the Winner of The Silver Lining 2nd Annual Christmas Giveaway!
Cloud: A busy day filled with appointments and lots and lots of driving back and forth. Silver Lining: God filled it up with little bits of joy and surprises, and perfect answers to prayers, and time alone to listen to God's Word. Then, while finally arriving home, He painted me a breathtaking Merry Christmas scarlet … Continue reading Christmas Shenandoah Sky
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!
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
Would you leave an unwrapped gift under your Christmas tree, if the tag had your name on it, and you knew that the box contained something better than your mind could ever even imagine? People do it all the time. They are offered the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ, and instead walk away, … Continue reading THE SILVER LINING CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!