A Word of Encouragement

Why, O Lord?

{I’m writing today with Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday crew on the prompt, Why? Psalm 44:23-26 (NIV) 23 Awake, Lord! Why do you sleep?     Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever. 24 Why do you hide your face     and forget our misery and oppression? 25 We are brought down to the dust;     our bodies cling to the ground. 26 Rise… Continue reading Why, O Lord?

Book Reviews

Sacred Marriage – For a Better Marriage Relationship And More

I heard a radio interview the other day with Gary Thomas, the author of Sacred Marriage, and it really caught my attention. What especially drew me in was the subtitle, “What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?”. I had to purchase the book to get “the rest of… Continue reading Sacred Marriage – For a Better Marriage Relationship And More

My Spiritual Walk

Fighting to Believe in Who I Am

Good, Good Father At the IF:Gathering 2016, we sang Chris Tomlin’s Good, Good Father. I had never heard the song before. I liked it. It seemed a good way to start. By the end, it was personal. You see … I have always struggled with who I am. My name means worthy of love, but I… Continue reading Fighting to Believe in Who I Am

A Word of Encouragement

A Letter To My Young Single Friends

This time of year, it is tough to be single. Everywhere you look there are Valentines. Every store is trying to sell you flowers, candy, cards, and gifts. Everything seems to be geared to the couple. So what’s a single person to do? My challenge to you is to take advantage of your singleness. Trust… Continue reading A Letter To My Young Single Friends

Five Minutes With Mandy

Back In Moses’ Sandals Again

Back in Moses’ Sandals I find myself time after time back in Moses’ sandals again. But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.”   Here he was… Continue reading Back In Moses’ Sandals Again

A Word of Encouragement

Behold! My One Word for 2018

 He said to me, “Son of man, watch and listen. Pay close attention to everything I show you. You have been brought here so I can show you many things. Then you will return… and tell them everything you have seen.” Ezekial 40:4 (NLT)   Behold! My “One” Word As a child, I was notoriously… Continue reading Behold! My One Word for 2018

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We Are Called to Be Different

We are called to be different. These days many of us would prefer to melt into the crowd than to stand out as different. We would rather not stand out or bring attention to ourselves. But in truth, as Christians, we really should be different. Our lives should attract others to us. No, rather it should attract… Continue reading We Are Called to Be Different

Fibromyalgia

Legato For Women Great for Massage

“I have been given this product, Legato as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. “ Fibro Pain vs. Passion I recently wrote about the effects of fibromyalgia pain on… Continue reading Legato For Women Great for Massage

Fibromyalgia · Health

How to Push Past Pain to Produce Passion

Fibro Pain vs. Passion As if the pain of fibromyalgia isn’t enough, the effect of said pain can wreak havoc on our personal lives. You see, it’s not just pain like a headache or even a broken bone. This pain is constant with no hope of ending. And to make matters worse the pain does not… Continue reading How to Push Past Pain to Produce Passion

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The Lord is Near to the Brokenhearted

 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted     and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18   This has been a year of great trouble. All around the world there are be earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, mudslides, not to mention terrorist attacks. There are so many people hurting in the world. Possibly even you are hurting today. You may be grieving… Continue reading The Lord is Near to the Brokenhearted