It’s easy to fall into the trap. And I did big time. What trap is that? The one where you think you’re in control. The one where you allow your anxiety, frustrations, and anger to guide your emotions. The one that pulls you away from God. We sold our house with no solid options for … Continue reading Falling Into the Trap
He attacks so suddenly. That nasty monster of disabling chronic illness. Oh how scary it is when the beast strikes. What turmoil he creates in his path. He's a dragon that has no mercy on his victim -- with no way for the knight to slay his nastiness for his lady. What's a knight to … Continue reading Overcoming the Power of the Dragon
Wives, your husband needs the recognition of your trust where deserving.
If I only put my stock in the good days in my life, then I miss the joy that my trials can produce. It's inevitable that I am going to suffer in this life. We all will suffer something. Are my sufferings greater than others? Yes. Are my sufferings less than others? Yes. Whether they … Continue reading Joy in Trials
There are times when we just need to be our own best friend. A good, valuable friend loves at all times with compassion and sharpens our countenance by their keen character and sound advice.
I woke up Saturday morning and began to pray. All I could find myself saying was, "Thank you, God," over and over. Though tears almost hit my eyes a few times over this past week, I hadn't shed any yet over the events of Hurricane Harvey. I guess my mind had just gone into survival … Continue reading Thank Yous From My Harvey Journey
You don't know what I feel, The emptiness, the despair, Because I have a smile, On the mask I wear. It's a way to endure, A way to be free, Of these moments of feelings, That aren't genuinely me. I play the upbeat music, I fake a disguising dance, Not because I want to, But … Continue reading Poem: The Mask I Wear
For those that suffer with fibromyalgia, there's a fine line between calling the good days a blessing or a curse.
When I hear the birds of the air, I hear them singing: "We are happy, We are fed, By the Father's hand, We get our bread." When I see the lilies of the field, I see them expressing: "We are beautiful, We are dressed, By the Father's hand, We are blessed." When I consider these … Continue reading The Birds and the Lilies
What a mockery to pray for help when you refuse to utilize the brethren God has put around you! No, they may not be able to resolve your exact problem or give you the answers that you want to hear, but they can be there to provide prayer, wisdom, encouragement, and support in bearing these … Continue reading Utilize Your Brethren