Every year I struggle with anxiety going to see the fireworks on the Fourth of July. Will we get stuck in the ditch? What if someone has to use the restroom, but can’t exit from our parking spot? What if we get thirsty or hungry? Why am I being so ridiculous? The anxiety is probably … Continue reading Higher than Fireworks… Jesus Shines Brighter!
Happy Birthday, beautiful baby! The sun is shining, and the birds chirp among the trees whispering in the breeze. The puffy, clouds float along in the aquamarine blue sky. You’re alive! “The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life” (Job 33:4 NIV). Beautiful baby, you were just born, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Beautifully Broken Baby! 15 Encouraging Bible Verses for Suffering Christian Believers
It’s now been two years of suffering through life with serious chronic illness. It’s made me appreciate, even more, the sweet and simple things in life. I find God in nature, so; as I do every Easter, I decided to wander down to the gorgeous Japanese magnolia tree. It stands next to a tiny white … Continue reading The Magnolia Blooms are Dying, but Jesus is ALIVE!
“And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him” (Mark 5:6 ESV). Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Please forgive my long unanticipated absence. I’ve been through two years of severe chronic illness; yet God is always good, and Jesus is still my King! I haven’t been able to get … Continue reading Merry Christmas… Jesus is King!
I can't let Thanksgiving go by without thanking God for my beautiful family, friends, and readers here at The Silver Lining! I also want to thank God for healing me from horrible chronic migraines! These terrible headaches robbed me of my time, comfort, and happiness. Thank you to all of you who have prayed for … Continue reading Thanking God… Choosing to Trust Him in Your Trials
It's graduation time! This year is especially meaningful to me, because my twin sons are included among the 2017 graduates. As homeschoolers, my husband and I have watched them pursue their interests from a young age, with the freedom and time to really develop and excel at their God-given gifts and talents. For that, we … Continue reading Be of Good Courage, Christian Graduates! God Promises You a Great Future!
God's miracle can come after decades of nothin'. “I haven’t given up hope, but…” I was catching up with a friend. She and her daughter have seen a rough stretch. Death in the family, countless unanswered prayers. Though my battles were different, we reached the same conclusion: the last fifteen years had not gone as … Continue reading Guest Post by Brandon Adams: It Can Come Out Of Nowhere
Your healing may not come all at once. God first has many important things to teach you. These lessons are necessary for your growth as a Christian, and will prepare you for the greater spiritual battles you will face on earth. While you wait to be healed, ask God what He wants you to learn … Continue reading Healing is a Journey…
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!