A Word of Encouragement · fmf · Hymns

I Sing Because I’m Happy and Free

Today’s post is inspired by Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday prompt, “Sing”. So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These… Continue reading I Sing Because I’m Happy and Free

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God’s Comfort Makes us Comfort – Able

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.  When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 2 Corinthians 1:4 (NLT)       Been There, Done That My husband is the most amazing servant of God when it comes to comforting… Continue reading God’s Comfort Makes us Comfort – Able

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A Different Kind of Easter

Easter, for me, has always been a great day of celebration. A day of basking in the joy of the resurrection. But this year, it was different. You see, life has changed a lot for our family recently. Easter 2015, my husband was pastoring a church as he had been for nearly 40 years. Our… Continue reading A Different Kind of Easter

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Don’t Let Your Trials Define You

Having a chronic illness can bring us down at times. Sometimes, I  am so drained, I can barely move. There are days when I am not motivated to do anything. Today is one of those days. I am trying to write this in an effort to NOT be defined by my problems. I read once that… Continue reading Don’t Let Your Trials Define You

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Excerpt From Waiting & Trusting ~ Speak Life

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29-30 (NLT) A Godly Woman I’m inspired by a godly woman from our church, Delores. A year or so before my illness, she… Continue reading Excerpt From Waiting & Trusting ~ Speak Life

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Follow Christ ~ Abandon Everything

There is this way of living: abandon all worries and abide in Christ — all is well. The relief’s in the release of everything into the hands of the God. Isn’t it all safer in His hands anyways?[sic] Abandon and abide — all is well. -Ann Voskamp Will you follow Christ and Abandon Everything? abandon2  [uh–ban-duh… Continue reading Follow Christ ~ Abandon Everything

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FMF: Purpose: Getting Kicked in the Shins

It’s Friday! It’s Sunday! Time for the Five Minute Friday Challenge. 🙂   Time to write for five minutes on a prompt. Click on the image to see what bloggers came up with. The Prompt is Purpose.   “He kicked me on purpose!” As a preschooler, my son often said these words or words like… Continue reading FMF: Purpose: Getting Kicked in the Shins

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Time to Slow ~ STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN

It’s Friday. Time for another Five Minute Friday with my friends. Today’s Prompt: SLOW Matthew 11:28-30 NLT Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you… Continue reading Time to Slow ~ STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN

A Word of Encouragement · Book Reviews · My Spiritual Walk

Finding A Priceless Love

Psalm 36:7 “How priceless is your unfailing love, O God. People take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.“ God’s Love: PRICELESS As I read this chapter, I was reminded of the Master card commercial that I have posted above. The ad says to me, “It’s not the purchases that are valuable but the response… Continue reading Finding A Priceless Love

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How to Survive Valentine’s Day Without a Valentine

So, it’s February again.   …and many of you are. According to the 2014 census, 48% of Americans over 16 are single. That means there are a lot of you out there that would like to think about something other than Valentine’s Day. But to no avail. It’s being forced on you in nearly every… Continue reading How to Survive Valentine’s Day Without a Valentine