A Word of Encouragement · fmf

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

A Word of Encouragement · Michele Bruxvoort

Lies I Believed About Buttering Up God

 I believed several lies about prayer and buttering up God. Over the course of the last three years, we have experienced some hard “stuff” both professionally and personally. We would unanimously use the word “robbed”.  Robbed of co-workers through their untimely deaths.  Robbed of time with our daughter.  Through those experiences, I believed the lie… Continue reading Lies I Believed About Buttering Up God

A Word of Encouragement · fmf

The Solid Rock Can Be Your Support

Giving Support When I heard the prompt, “support” my mind went in many directions. So many ideas came to mind. Support the hurricane victims Support your ball team Support your local church Support Your Local Sheriff (a Western Comedy) Support me in the whelming flood But my mind kept going to a phrase from a… Continue reading The Solid Rock Can Be Your Support

A Word of Encouragement · Random Thoughts

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Total Eclipse of the Sun Not long ago, we experienced a total eclipse of the sun in the U.S. It’s been quite a while since we’ve had an eclipse, so there was a lot of excitement. Here in Savannah, we were to have a 97% total eclipse. It turned out to be an overcast day;… Continue reading Total Eclipse of the Sun

fmf · Hymns

We All Need Some Guidance

HAVE YOU READ THE NEWS? It’s pretty obvious that most of us need a guide. There is a disaster every way you turn. Right now, there are wildfires in Montana, a hurricane is poised to hit Texas, a friend lost their house to a fire yesterday, another friend tragically lost a family member. We need some… Continue reading We All Need Some Guidance

A Word of Encouragement · fmf

Getting Kicked in the Shins

It’s Friday! It’s Sunday! Time for the Five Minute Friday Writing 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… Continue reading Getting Kicked in the Shins

A Word of Encouragement · For Those in Ministry

When Circumstances Cast You Into a Horrible Pit

Circumstances beyond our control can be frequent for ministers. And what I am hearing lately is that all too often these circumstances are causing ministers to either burn-out or be asked to resign. Nan Jones has been there with her husband four times. I just finished reading her book and will be sharing my thoughts next… Continue reading When Circumstances Cast You Into a Horrible Pit

My Spiritual Walk · Quotes & Poems

George Muller on Meditation

George Muller is best known for his praying in faith, but he was also diligent to meditate on God’s Word. In one of his journal entries he noted: It often astonished me that I did not see the importance of meditation upon Scripture earlier in my Christian life. As the outward man is not fit… Continue reading George Muller on Meditation