With Suffering Comes Authority

With Suffering Comes Authority

From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things…that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. Matthew 16:21 When we are hurting, we are most comforted by one who understands our pain. One who has also suffered […]

Pain Transformed

Pain Transformed

You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. Isaiah 62:3 Deep in the cavernous darkness of the stony cold mountain a miracle is happening. Unseen and hidden away, the elements of darkness are being transformed in their very essence to a gemstone, their […]

Have You Considered My Servant, Paula?

Have You Considered My Servant, Paula?

Have you ever experienced a time when things just pile on and you’re wondering why? Most of us have this happen from time to time. Let me be completely honest with you, dear reader. I’ve just come through a time like this when I wondered what in the world I could gain spiritually. But God […]

Friends to Help Us Put on the New

Friends to Help Us Put on the New

Without friends, putting on the new would be SO much more difficult. Just this morning,  I spoke with a friend who’s going through a rough time. Someone in her family, in response to a recent lung cancer diagnosis, is going through chemotherapy. Helplessness stalks my friend, who normally can juggle ridiculous amounts of stress. The […]

Monuments

Monuments

The path we take through life isn’t always the easiest. It can be filled with hurt, disappointment, anger, rejection, pain…the list goes on. At the same time, life can be beautiful. The joy of a newborn baby, the sweet scent of summer flowers, the smile from someone you love. The good times are gifts. But […]

It is Hard Seeing People We Love, Suffering

It is Hard Seeing People We Love, Suffering

I have a close family member that is suffering with a disease that is not life threatening, but is causing a lot of discomfort and effecting her quality of life.  She takes care of herself, but this disease has surfaced its’ ugly head after being in remission for years. We are all praying for healing, […]