Is somebody being a real “turkey” to you this year? Thanksgiving can be a tough time for a lot of people who are excited to get together, but end up feeling let down by hurtful family and friends. During this time of my husband healing from cancer; God has immensely blessed our own family with … Continue reading When Thanksgiving Hurts… A Bite of Encouragement for Struggles with Self Worth, Rejection, Forgiveness, and Boundaries
Celebration to Conviction… My Christian Halloween Journey
Germany. The very first memory I have of Halloween, is when my dad helped the local teens paint the windows of our apartment building in Germany. I wanted to help, but I wasn't allowed to hang out with him on the indoor staircase. I have a photo of myself, around the age of four, dressed … Continue reading Celebration to Conviction… My Christian Halloween Journey
Joy is EATING a Broken Gingerbread House!
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 We Failing to See THE SILVER LINING in Our “Failures?”
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?”
Thanking God… Choosing to Trust Him in Your Trials
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
Oh Christmas Tree… Let YOUR Lights Shine!
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!