Trusting God when we want to know WHY?

Trusting God when we want to know WHY?

Trusting God when we want to know WHY?

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9 I remember sitting in the tub to have my bath. The pain was overwhelming and in a moment of deep anguish I found my self beating the warm, sudsy water with my fist. My heart felt as if it was not only broken but shattered into a million pieces. A million pieces that would never be able to be

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Let’s not be anxious, not even in August!

Anxious moment here! Are you as shocked as me?! It’s August already! Exactly where has the time gone. June and July has quickly slipped into the past as the year moves full steam ahead. Looking back, the crazy high temperatures in July created heat wave warnings across many regions of our country. I saw numerous lawns, including our own, go through several different shades of brown. I’ve seen melted ice-cream dripping through tiny fingers before eager mouths could enjoy the tasty treat. And listen, my husband and I just received the water bill that shows the high price of performing

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My Daughter, Rise from the Ashes

Those of you who know me and follow my blog might have noticed I have not posted over the last 4 months. The sudden loss of loved ones and coping with several physical injuries has led my family on a difficult and challenging journey this year. I found myself in an unwelcome and spiritually dry place. One where I felt I could neither give nor receive much of anything. I felt stuck! Deeply stuck! Honesty, I am not surprised to have found myself in this place. This rut. You see, during the last few months of 2017, I felt led

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Journal to mark the moments in your life

Journal to mark the moments in your life

Dear journal, On so many occasions you have been there for me. In the stillness of the night, with no one else around, you allow me to pour my heart out to you. Though a silent listener, you are a comforting companion….. What would you say to your journal? Or maybe the question should be ‘what would your journal say to you?’ For those of you who journal, I’m sure this unique method of self-expression has helped you to slow down and take a look at your life from a different perspective. You’ve probably discovered that keeping a journal has

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Navigating through this unexpected journey of grief

Navigating through this unexpected journey of grief

Death and grief has reared their ugly face! For sure, death is inevitable yet, when it strikes, it never fail to leave us reeling in its intense and overwhelming mess of emotions. Its sting is indescribably painful. It brings with it a paralysing grief that spreads its toxins easily and rapidly, leaving nothing untouched. I know some of you have experienced the enormity of its weight. A heaviness that sits on the chest, making every breath a struggle. Grief slows life down to a stand still as its fog clouds our vision and the clarity of our mind. There is

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Her faith tested, a promise fulfilled

Her faith tested, a promise fulfilled

I have been looking forward to writing this post for several months. Now that I’ve finally gotten around to it, I am excited to share this message of faith. I love reading the stories about the women of biblical times. When I think of women like Rachel, Mary, Ruth and Rahab, I know each one became known for her own unique qualities and character. I personally fell in love with the essence of who Sarah was many years ago when I read Song of Abraham by Ellen Traylor. This talented author’s sensitivity to biblical truths provides us with a fictional,

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Keeping your heart healthy for your Valentine

Keeping your heart healthy for your Valentine

Our heart requires special attention! February is healthy heart month. Many of us are aware of the many risk factors that can contribute to heart disease. Early detection, management and treatment is of greatest importance when it comes to healthy heart function. When the normal function of the heart is impeded, the entire body is in grave danger of a serious health crisis. It is then appropriate that February is also the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. It is all about the heart expressing and professing romantic love! Many of us look forward to this day with nervous excitement and

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Trust God in the darkness where only He can see

Trust God in the darkness where only He can see

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your path straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 My car is my war room. Well, one of my war rooms! My daily commute to and from work takes approximately one hour each way. It is probably the most calm and the least distracting 2 hours of my day. In the intimacy of my car I bare my soul to God. It is the place from which I ask him all the hard questions. It has become my

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Our past does not define who we are

Our past does not define who we are

We all want our life to count for something. We want to feel, not only that we are important, but that we indeed have purpose. But our past wants to interfere with this concept. The thing is, we all have a past that tells a story. For some, it is a good story. Yet for others it’s a story that may be distasteful according to social, ethical or moral standards. Whether it was something done to us or the consequence of our own choosing, we often walk around dogged by our past. And it is a past we are allowing

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Breaking free from moments of discouragement

Breaking free from moments of discouragement

This past week I have been feeling blah! I didn’t even want to write a post. If the truth be told, I was having an encounter with discouragement. “Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence.” Psalm 43:5 Low energy, an unusually harsh winter season, and exhaustion from work have all fuelled this lack of motivation to do much. This funk has only proved to make me feel miserable and seems to magnify other issues to appear

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