After the First Year Post 3 August 2017

Summer vacation is over for many of the kids in our area this time of year. I go to the store and see parents with their children buying new school supplies and new clothes. I hear giggling teenage girls talking about seeing their friends again and the teachers they...

Beauty from Ashes Post 5 August 2017

Turning to God in all situations has been a life long journey. A journey that has changed who I am, what I believe about God and knowing Who He is through experience. Years ago, I read “When Bad Things Happen to Good People”, by Rabbi Harold Kushner. When his son died...

Beauty from Ashes Post 4 Aug, 2017

This I know; God is Love. All love comes from God. God wants us to have what is good for us. God wants us to live abundantly. God cares for us. Then the phone rings. Or someone knocks on the door. They speak the words you don’t want to hear. In a matter of minutes...

Beauty from Ashes Post 3 Aug. 5, 2017

Don’t Waste Your Suffering  As I read and pondered Matthew 10:18 this morning, I noticed something that I hadn’t before. God is so good to me. Isn’t it wonderful that God’s Word is alive so that every time I read it, I am given new insight into verses that I’ve read...

Coping with Grief Post 7 August 20

“Have you considered writing?” This question was asked in a grief support group one evening. The facilitator of the group told us that writing was a wonderful way to help with the grieving process. I smiled softly to myself because I have been journaling most of my...