Allowing God to Turn Tragedies into Good

What did you think when you saw the title of this blog post? Most likely you’ve gone through tragedies, and wondered what God was thinking, or how He could possibly turn what’s happened into something positive. Me too. Recently I was talking with a friend about verse in the Bible that talks about this, Romans […]

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Placing Faith in God During Tough Times

If you are alive you are no stranger to tough times. They are part of being human. I know you understand what I mean. My story Most of you know my story. I’ll share it quickly for those who are new to my blog. Five years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and went […]

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Soothing Yourself When Distressed

We Need Ways to Soothe Ourselves There are so many difficult things in life that happen that cannot be changed. We have a lot of losses to grieve. What helps during these difficult times is taking the time to soothe, calm, and comfort ourselves in ways that help, not harm. We fall into these practices […]

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God Helps Us During Difficult Times

We all go through difficult times. It’s part of being human. Sometimes they can feel like too much to handle. I understand, because I’ve been going through some testing to be considered for a lung transplant. I feel so blessed and honored to be going through this process. It is also difficult and stressful. I’ve […]

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Biblical Affirmations for Times of Struggle

  It is my pleasure today to welcome my friend, Sarah Forgrave to as my guest on the blog today. Sarah has spent many years dealing with chronic illness and all the emotional and spiritual challenges that go with it. Through it all, even in the isolation, fear and despair, Sarah has sensed God’s presence […]

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The Power of Love

I’ve been impacted this week by both the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, as well as the outpouring of love and help by so many. I know there is no way I can ever truly understand what has happened, or what those affected are going through. I have several friends and extended family who live in […]

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Encouragement from the Bible

I wanted to share my new hobby! I receive so much encouragement from the Bible, and enjoy creating beautiful pictures with verses from the Bible. I hope they are a blessing to you today!               I’d love to hear from you. Which of these verses encourage you the most? […]

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Jesus Understands Our Feelings

The most important relationship we have is with Our Lord, who loves and understands us so. Today I share a section from a book I love by Earl Henslin, called Forgiven and Free. It says it all. I hope it encourages you today! “It may be difficult for some of us to believe this truth […]

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Healthy Relationships #3 ~ 7 Types of Mirrors Reflecting YOU

Your view of yourself is greatly influenced by the way others mirrored your thoughts, feelings and actions back to you This is part 3 of Pursuing Healthy Relationships…with God, Ourselves and Others.  Last week I shared that in order to have healthy relationships, you need to have a compassionate relationship with yourself. This begins by […]

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See the Beauty in You

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It’s so easy to miss the beauty around us A friend sent me a video on facebook a few days ago. It shows how easy it is to miss the beauty around us, including the beauty in you. I encourage you to watch or listen, and pay special attention to the wonderful message at the […]

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