Hope for the Hurting
Not everyone experiences “holiday cheer” during this time of year. For some, it is a very lonely and sad time. The holidays are not always a happy time for people, and depression is a very real experience for many.read more
Have you ever felt disconnected from those around you? Ever felt alone, like you didn’t fit in? I have…plenty of times. Not only have I felt alone, but I have felt lonely. What’s even worse is that there have been times when I have been in a large group of people...read more
I recently traveled to another state for some training and commuted about an hour every morning and evening. It had been quite some time since I’d had much of a commute. I live in a suburb and when I worked in the city I had a commute every day. While I grew to...read more
We all go through trials. Some are harder than others. Some last longer than others. Even the Bible tells us to expect them. John 16:33 relays “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I...read more
Some people hear God in an audible voice. I never have. I do, however, sense God’s presence very strongly through music and in nature. As I was standing outside one evening recently, staring at the stars, I was reminded of the song “The More I Seek You.” You see,...read more
If you've read my post about my temper tantrum with God, you know I've been facing some unexpected physical challenges. This is not what I bargained for. Honestly, I get discouraged when I try to figure out how to solve it myself...I'm used to being a do-er, a...read more
When I was traveling up north and observing and drinking in the beauty of the fall colors, there were times when I saw one tree changing its colors but surrounded by trees that had not yet begun the process of change. It made me think of those times in our lives when...read more
In my recent travels, I was like a child on Christmas morning, so giddy with excitement. I couldn’t help it. Everywhere I turned, there were fall trees, so beautiful with their Crayola colored leaves. I couldn’t take it in fast enough. But as I got up close to...read more
What makes something beautiful? I think in society we have come to view perfection as the ultimate perfection. But I think we’ve got it all wrong. Recently in my travels up north, my breath was repeatedly taken away by the beauty of the changing color on the leaves...read more
Recently when I was traveling in my home state, the trees were just beginning to change in color. Is I traveled the northern country roads, and I saw the beauty of fall color, I was reminded that change doesn’t happen all at once. Change is a process. It happens...read more
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