Tag: hope

First Speaking Opportunity

So excited to be a speaker for Corporate Career Mom Online Conference. Turning the Page on Suicide means taking steps to speak life and hope in the midst of despair. Anything is usable in the hands of God. I pray that my testimony encourages mothers…

Again I Confront Depression: Poetry Response

I love finding other poets to respond to in poetry. Take a look at Radhika Shah’s poem, “Depression calls again” as posted on Jalvis Quotes.   My response:   Bed made, doubt can’t stop me. Renumbered days feel possible. Attention, I will not quit! Not your call, Not…

Felt Board Feelings

You flatly refused my flattery and filtered my deflated ego through your humility .

Knee-Knocking-Obedience

1 Corinthians 2:1When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2For I decided to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 3I came to you…

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 . . .