Sometimes you're feeling down, maybe really down... and your eyes light on something out of the blue... something that makes you smile. Today it's one of my daughter's simple deer drawings. The notepad is lying open, because she's working on her book, in my room, on the floor... because she never likes to be alone. … Continue reading Give God Your Failed Plans…God Prospers and Encourages Us with Silver Linings, Smiles, and Truth
My daughter woke me this morning, so I could enjoy this beautiful gift! If God created even the birds to love and care for one another, then imagine how much more He loves and cares for US! "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground … Continue reading A Love Beyond Beautiful Birds
I love Easter! I love giving presents! The Silver Lining is giving away a brand new copy of my favorite devotional: Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young, bound in turquoise imitation leather (my favorite color)! Also included, is an itty bitty leatherette journal necklace (made by me; well... not the journal itself, but I put it … Continue reading The Silver Lining I Love Easter Giveaway!
Last night, while praying with my family, and discussing the Proverbs, my seven-year old daughter reminded me that she wanted to read the Proverbs too! Convicted, I realized this was the second night in a row that she had mentioned it to me, and that I had not included her when I had invited my … Continue reading The Heart of a Child Seeks Wisdom
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!
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!
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!
Social Media Facebook Entry *Plus an additional surprise, practically identical, Valentine's Day Giveaway coming very soon only for my subscribers, because I appreciate you! Details below... Dear Readers, and Future Readers of The Silver Lining, Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays! You don't have to be part of a couple to celebrate, in … Continue reading The Silver Lining Valentine’s Day Giveaway!
Jesus says, “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give … Continue reading The Love of Jesus is Sweeter than Chocolate