This might sound like an oxymoronic statement, but let me explain. Think about JFK. What do you picture? A man in his eighties or a man in his prime? That youthful face will always be remembered because of his untimely death. Even our Savior is never pictured as an older man because His substitutionary death took … More Death—the great preserver!
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life .Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred: late, delayed, postponed, tardy, overdue. What do we do when our hope is delayed, postponed, or overdue? My last post was written with joy and anticipation because my newest grandson was on his … More When Hope Doesn’t Come
Several years ago, there was a pastor who was having difficulties in his ministry—so much so, that he was moving to another ministry. At that particular time, we were at a highpoint in our ministry. I remember one of our children saying, “How can they be so excited about leaving? I’d die if we had … More Ready to Die? Really?
And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.Then touched … More 20/20 Vision Faith
That’s quite a statement! What would make someone say that? I can’t share my particular difficulties right now, but I do know that there’s not much else that Satan could throw my way that would be more difficult! As I walked down our dirt road, my mind was in a whirl and my heart was … More The Darkest Days of My Life
I know this is two “borrowed” words in a row, but this was too good not to reblog! Rooted Thinking is a blog that I follow. These young men have great insight into the Word and the world in which we live! So, check it out! 🙂 After I Die–Then What?
Another golden nugget from my dear friend who is enjoying the unspeakable joys of heaven! Can’t wait to meet him! It is not easy to say that God is love when everything that happens actually gives the lie to it. Everyone’s soul represents some kind of battlefield. The point for each one is whether we … More Trust in Fact – Oswald Chambers
I came across this “poem”–it’s more of a prayer–the other day and thought I’d share it for Mother’s Day. Our oldest turned thirty this year! How did that happen? As I read the poem, it seemed like yesterday that I was the one in the hospital giving birth. Tommy arrived at 2:47 am after twenty-two … More Thank You, Lord
Would anyone in their right mind pray a prayer like that? I don’t think so. Yes, it’s been one year since my husband’s fall. For those of you who have joined me since that time—and I am overwhelmed by that number—here’s a recap of the accident: During the renovation of our church gym, my husband, … More Please Push Me Off This Ladder, Lord
Trust–how can I trust the nurse, when my newest little granddaughter is obviously not happy with what she is doing? Yesterday, Callie Brooke made her way into the world, and we praise the Lord that Mommy and baby are doing great! She was only a few minutes old when we met. In fact, she had … More Trust–When She’s Turning Blue?