Category: Life Experience

12 Years: From Pain to Praise

It is now 12 years to the day that I sat alone in that hospice room listening to my dear mother making her transition from this earthly life to be present with the Lord.  It was December 26, 2003 shortly

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

The Constancy of Christmastime

Each year at Christmastime life events change in my personal life. I find myself in a different place emotionally seeing the changes.   Some change appears to be bad because of the decisions made by those dear to my heart. 

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

I don’t understand

For Christians, what matters most is learning to trust God regardless of whatever we face in this life even when we don’t like or understand it. Like me, you have probably thought I don’t understand what God is doing. Or

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Gains and losses

I have learned it’s so easy to focus more on our losses in the past that we lose sight of any spiritual gain in the future. I firmly believe that gains and losses are a necessary part of life. I

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

If only…

He stands seemingly oblivious to his surroundings.  He is in his own world…his own mental bubble of exclusion.  He scans the room.  For at least five minutes he stares at one place with laser precision; his eyes fixed. What does

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Faith Addicts

Trying to please others is a way of life for some people. Unfortunately, they believe if they are accepted by others they will somehow be better, have better or do better.  In other words, they anticipate being rewarded by pleasing

Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Authentic Character

I believe one of the greatest evidences of the authentic character of a Christian is the power to forgive, smile with grace,  secure in who you are in Christ rather than return evil for evil when individuals say things to

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Childhood memories

I have learned that sometimes childhood memories will help you to see that God’s hand has always been upon your life. This was actually revealed to me a few years ago while I was reflecting on my childhood. Although I

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

From Pain to Praise

  It is now 10 years to the day that I sat alone in that hospice room listening to my dear mother making her transition from this earthly life to be present with the Lord.  It was December 26, 2003

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Forgive until it hurts

13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. (Colossians 3:13 NLT)   This scripture really hit a nerve with me.  I like to think that I

Tagged with: , , , ,
Top