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!
The pre-lit Christmas tree promises “lights that stay lit, even if one goes out.” It doesn’t tell the truth. We’re all familiar with stressful holiday preparations. Everyone knows that a dose of irritation is included, for free, in every box of Christmas tree lights! A few years ago, our family purchased a pre-lit, artificial tree … Continue reading Oh Christmas Tree… Let YOUR Lights Shine!