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Entering the Holidays

I keep hearing people say things to me like, “Oh, this is your first holidays without your husband.” Or “Just try to get through these first holidays without Mr Mark”. Frankly, I am tired of it.  Sorry if that offends you.  I just don’t think that these holidays are going to be that crushing.  I […]


This Time

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?                                                                                       Esther 4:14 (NIV) July is full of sweet memories of vacations […]


When the Days Pile up

One after another. Though it’s been nearly two-and-a-half years since my husband Michael made his way to heaven, it seems the anniversaries and holidays approach faster and faster, and then pile up. The two days that are most difficult, outside of the day I lost him, are within just a few weeks of each other – Last […]


Recipe for Rest

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 NIV   […]


Kaleidoscope Vision

Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember?                                                                                 Mark 8:17-18 NIV Harsh words! Jesus rebuked the disciples because they failed to understand the meaning of His presence with them. They saw things from […]


Rock Collecting

Today, please join us in welcoming our guest writer, Marilyn Nutter. While visiting family out west for the Christmas holidays, Marilyn found retirement dreams with her husband interrupted when he suffered a fatal heart attack on December 23, 2011. In her new journey, she has found God’s mercies and faithfulness real each day (Lamentations 3: 22-23). […]


Immanuel – God with Us

His very name, Immanuel, tells us God is with us! Do you really believe that the God of all creation, the Alpha and Omega, the Wonderful Counselor, Our Redeemer, Our Savior, is with us every second – of every minute – of every day? It is so hard to wrap our minds around that truth […]


Life Is Not A Fairy Tale

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.  John 16:33 KJV Remember the point in the story of Cinderella when the stepsisters are trying to get their feet into the glass slipper, […]