Hope, Pain and suffering, Uncategorized

A Prayer for When Life Crumbles

Lord Jesus, my heart is heavy and burdened. This year has been unbelievably hard. It seems everywhere we turn, we find nothing but trouble, heartache, pain. It’s taking it’s toll on me. Life seems to be robbing me of my joy, my peace. I cry out to you night and day, begging for a break,… Continue reading A Prayer for When Life Crumbles

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Hope, marriage, Pain and suffering, Uncategorized

Truths About the Christian Life

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Last week, I wrote about the battle I’ve been waging in my mind. It’s been a major war between believing… Continue reading Truths About the Christian Life

Faith, friendship, Grace, Pain and suffering, Uncategorized

Giving Hope in the Midst of Pain

“You just need to pray more.” I remember hearing those words as my life was falling apart. I could barely muster enough strength to get through the day. The tears fell freely, like a fierce thunderstorm that sweeps in unexpectedly. My mind was cloudy, my thinking irrational, my words incoherent. And my faith? It was… Continue reading Giving Hope in the Midst of Pain

Anger, Hope, Pain and suffering, Uncategorized

When Bitterness Consumes You

Monday, I drove out of state for work. A quick down-and-back trip, but it provided ample time to think and pray and listen to sermons. It was a welcome change of pace. Before I left, I was faced with an unexpected situation that brought a flood of memories to the front of my mind, reminding… Continue reading When Bitterness Consumes You

cancer, Faith, Grace, Hope, Pain and suffering, Uncategorized

The School of Contentment

Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I… Continue reading The School of Contentment

Faith, Grace, Hope, Pain and suffering, parenting, Uncategorized

Today, I Choose

My heart has been shattered into a million tiny fragments over and over the last few weeks. I’ve watched so much pain in this community, in my own home. I’ve shed thousands of tears, unable to control my own emotions. I’ve rallied all of my strength to fight for my child, to do what’s best… Continue reading Today, I Choose