Hope for the Hurting
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
I love autumn! Living in the south, we don’t see much variation in color in the fall. So when I visit the northern states in the fall, I am dumbstruck by the beauty of God’s landscape painting of trees in every shape and hue of greens, yellows, oranges, reds,...read more
I have a tendency to compare myself to others. And I suspect I’m not alone in that. As I stop and look at the trees changing their color in fall, not one of them is the same as another. But that doesn’t make any of them less beautiful. Each individual one is...read more
I’m from the north, where the trees change color in the fall and dot the landscape with the most vibrant Crayola colors. I haven’t lived up north for a couple decades so when I have the chance to visit the northern states in the fall, anticipation wells up within me. ...read more
Have you ever had a time in your life when you experienced so much pain that perhaps you didn’t know if or how you would survive? I have. I’ve gone through times when it literally hurt to draw a breath. Times when I couldn’t pray for God to help me make it through...read more
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