Tag: hope

Creating New Memories

What do you do when you have few memories of your loved one?

Keeping Our Eyes Fixed (Faithful) to Christ

Scripture Mark 5:28,34  For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” . . . And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” Devotional   Yesterday could be…

Starting Place

i didn’t know this was my starting place until You ended my suffering.   This yanking war of soul and flesh Soothed to peace by Your sacrifice.   I became a fledgling paragraph developing purpose in the womb of just one word   hope

Dressing in Delight: Changing our Outlook on Life

Numbers 6:25 The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; 26The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’  Playing dress up was not on my agenda yesterday. I have been battling a cold that is moving in and picking out curtains….

Seeing Through the Pain: Message of Hope

Luke 12:22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not…

Dancing the Sanguine Blues

Forecast called for blistering blues . . . Shame soaked in a raging torrent of emotions, I put on defiant dancing shoes and shaped prolific pools of hopelessness into a halo of dancing rainbows. Until bones broke to life and support the impossible flesh…

Writing Prompt: Downcast or Upcast

Psalm 43:5 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God. Seems like there are an awful lot of words to describe depressed, but not a lot to describe the opposite . . .what…

Climbing Suicide’s Crag

But truth with gritty fingers . . .

When Trauma Has You Frozen, Pray

I encourage you, just as my friend took the reigns and led me through the dark moment, to find a purpose in your grief. Begin with prayer. Lift up the person, circumstance, or fear to God who loves you perfectly and can cast out all fear!

Just Another Day: Except it Isn’t

  Scripture: Lamentations 3:22 The LORD’S loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.24“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.”… Thoughts: How do you turn the page on the hardest days of your…

Other Plans, Open Tomb to Resurrection

(In response to: OTHER PLANS posted on The Nega)   Withering flowers, grave with misfortune, surprise blossoms in my soul.

Being with Jesus is the Fountain of Youth

Isaiah 41:…30 Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, 31 Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become…