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Having been in a non-weight bearing leg cast for almost six weeks, I have some advice for you, my dear, precious, wounded friend. First of all, I feel your pain, I know your misery, and I understand everything that you are going through. Hang on sister, let me help you through it, okay?     I have compiled ten tips to help you manage this treacherous road a bit easier. There will be nuggets of skills you will acquire that I won’t mention here, because you will naturally learn what’s best for you. I could tell you that you...

Today I am deeply honored to be sharing an incredibly powerful story that my precious friend experienced, in which she believes God’s Angels saved her and God’s love lifted her heart out of doubt and into belief.  Denise reached out to me after reading my post about Cassidy’s claim to see angels.  She told me that she has quite a story that can beat that one!  I couldn’t wait to read it, and she blessedly wanted to share it here.   Friends, Denise is sharing a part of her life that is as raw and real as humanity...

The Christmas Story still lingers in my heart as I dwell on the greatest story ever told … and the Characters that made it happen. I have been thinking through each person’s call and their purpose set on the stage of God’s Will, and it is my deep desire to live like them. It is my great conviction to stretch my heart and my hands further in order to continue the message of God’s passionate plea, and in doing so, perhaps His Plan for me will be fulfilled. I’ve realized that God moves mountains, through people. I sorted through...

The Christmas Story…And the Characters of Christianity The birth of Christ is the most well-known and celebrated story, through the prophetic anticipation of our savior to the miraculous entry into the world. The sweet simplicity of the manger and humility with which God delivers His Son brings forth the foundation and stage for the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. There is magic and wonder in angelic hosts opening up skies and a star so bright it guided many across the land to kneel down in praise of the newborn King. The Christ-Child...

The word hallelujah is one of the most powerful words I know.  I don’t believe there is another word like it.  The famous song has a power all its own, and the whisper of the melody still lingers in my heart from the most beautiful memorial I have ever had the honor of attending.  The church was packed, and each person rose to sing and share stories and the forever lingering love and life of one of the greatest.  Each profound moment left me breathless and soaked in tears. My dear friend’s husband was a mighty man, diagnosed...

I find myself gasping for air these days… treading the treacherous waters as best I can. I sink in grief, for my beloved friend who so abruptly lost her devoted lifetime love just days ago. He was yanked from her life in an instant, leaving her heart crushed into a million tiny torturing pieces and her daughter crumbling into wailing tears. Oh the pain. The pain.  The pain. This death paralyzes me, and my ‘to do’ list has shifted and changed and the shadows follow me as I try to accomplish the tasks at hand, all the while the waves...

Friends, I have a treasure to share with you today.  This precious soul is a cherished friend and she has a light that will illuminate your world with her story, her beautiful words and powerful message.  I am anxiously waiting to read her book, “Raised By Strangers” while I am recovering from my surgery in just a short week.  I urge you to go and buy it, and take in her wisdom, her strength, and her insight into God’s restoration and grace.  I know you will be blessed by this faithful heart…and find an abundance...

I am thankful I am not living in a war torn country, fearing for my life and that of my family. Pray for them. I am thankful that I am not suffocating in sadness, barely breathing and grasping for the love I lost. Pray for them. I am thankful that I am not facing a Holiday with a broken heart, shattered dreams and a marriage ended. Pray for them. I am thankful I am not in an abusive relationship, where I live in fear for my life and my children’s lives. Pray for them. I am thankful that I live in a home filled with gifts to open...

  I am entering the Christmas season, with a weary and worn spirit. I have stepped into the advent similarly in years past, depleted and empty of anything worthy of celebration… but ironically so desperately in need of a Savior. The timing seems wrong, but perhaps so right, as I long to linger in His Light that was introduced to us long ago in a Manger. Maybe being stripped of strength will lead me to once again surrender to the One who gives it. Perhaps being vulnerable to life’s tiring terrain will once again guide me to His...

Sometimes when you are exhausted and think you are simply too worn to do much else, life takes a twisted turn off the cliff of predictable and pushes you to an entirely new level of survival. Things shift and priorities plunge into ‘crisis’ mode, where minute-by-minute you try to breathe, decide on what next, and do it. It happens. This is where I am. Just in time for the Holiday. Life. It can relentlessly leave you in the wake of sudden blows causing crashing crumbling pieces to flood your days and nights, as you attempt to wade through...

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