The waiting times are the hardest times to trust in the Lord. In these times, anticipation produces anxiety that an overdose of sanguine expectation will result in crushing disappointment. Hope feeds doubt and doubt feeds fear and darkness feels acutely close. In John 11, this was the case of Martha and Mary, whose brother had just died. Jesus had promised that his sickness wouldn’t end in death... but could they trust, wait for, and believe him?
While my sweet boy continues his song in his room, thoughts flow through my mind and fingers in my own room. This life does not match my lists and was not my plan, but I will turn back to praise the God who brought me here today. Blessed be the name of the Lord, who gives and takes away according to His goodness.
When familiar dialect becomes exclusive colloquialism Christian brother or sister, I wrote this for you and me. This Easter season I am spending my quiet time reflecting as a new woman on the holy Gospel of Christ Jesus. I thank the Lord for the sanctification that I found in Christ when I accepted him into … Continue reading Christianese
Daily I am saturated with messages from many sources, supposedly supporting me with solutions to all of my problems. Sometimes, solutions are presented for problems of which I was previously unaware! Whether I like it or not, some of these messages become part of my daily processing. For better or for worse, they seek to … Continue reading Life, liberty & the pursuit of joy