Poem: Frozen

Staring out the window No motivation inside My lost mind is Frozen Lying in bed No energy to get up The will to try is Frozen Watching TV Just passing time Til misery subsides I'm Frozen Sitting in the corner Hugging my knees Hanging my head as I'm Frozen Lying on the floor Crying through…

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A Beautiful Goodbye

As they rolled her out from therapy where we were sitting in the waiting area, tears welled up in my eyes. My daughter started a light quiet sob and I could read the sadness on my son’s face. Our beloved Mamaw gazed off into the distance as if she wasn’t there in her mind; so…

Grief’s Sources

Grief has many sources; mostly of which involve sorrow from the loss of something precious. Life - Health - Trust - Security - Love - Friends - Hope - Dreams “Oh, that my grief were fully weighed, and my calamity laid with it on the scales!" Job 6:2 Prayer: Holy God, the pain experienced in…

Joy in Trials

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…

Poem: Peace in God’s Omnipresence

I don't know where you are, Nothing of what you're doing, How you are feeling today, If your life has improved. But God does. I can't be there for comfort, Share my concerned heart, Give you encouragement, The care that you deserve. But God can. So I pray for you, Knowing that He hears me,…

Poem: The Enigma of Death

Have you ever wondered why, You continue to live, While other people die? Is there some special reason, You haven't seen the day, Where death was your season? Does God have a certain plan, Where He sees necessary, To increase your life span? What about those who pass, Early in their youth, Did they not…

Good to Overcome Evil

Why do the good suffer evil? Because sin is in the world, right? But, consider this too though; if the good did not suffer, how else would we see Christ's love working through the hands of those who use good to overcome evil? Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans‬…

Utilize Your Brethren

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…

The Problem is not Anger, Grief, or Stress

The problem is not that we experience anger, grief, or stress. These are all reflective of our need for justice, love, and peace. It's when we allow it to consume us at the expense of not trusting in God, Who is the ultimate source of justice, love, and peace. Prayer (from Psalms‬ ‭25:1-2, 9-10, 20-21):…

Grief Into Gratitude

Just because someone is exhibiting abundant joy doesn't mean they have less problems in their life. They've just learned how to turn their grief into gratitude; a skill which takes deliberate, daily cultivation as it doesn't come naturally. “Rejoice always;  pray without ceasing;  in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in…