Peace In The Midst Of The Storm

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Peace In The Midst Of The Storm

Peace In The Midst Of The Storm

My husband made a comment about the sadness on her face. I was unable to make my own observation as my view was obscured by the person to the right of her. As the morning service ended, I made my way over to my friend. A gentle tap on her shoulder drew her attention to me. As she turned, I silently agreed with my husband. Such sadness, indeed! With shoulders hunched forward, her eyes spoke what her lips did not. I saw and felt her fragility and I thought to myself, ‘she is walking through something heavy.’ I asked how

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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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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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Choosing to have hope in the midst of pain

Choosing to have hope in the midst of pain

I debated writing this post. If not for any other reason, it’s this….transparency is not easy! And it’s especially not easy when our situation is still fresh or ongoing. Most times we are more inclined to share when we have gone through our experience and come out the other end victorious. But, even just making the decision to share in struggles somehow has the power to be comforting. Though this post is not about full disclosure, I felt lead to share this much. No one wants to feel pain!! As a Registered Nurse, I know it’s common knowledge that pain

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Walking through the seasons of life

Walking through the seasons of life

The huge potted mums was lying on its side again.  Though larger than most, the plastic planter was no match for the strong winds and rain that were normal for this time of the year. Most of the beautiful red, yellow and orange leaves that had majestically crowned the tree tops were now lying in a bronze colored carpet on the ground. There weren’t enough leaves for the neighboring kids to frolic in but there was certainly enough to send my husband off to the local hardware store for a rake and recycling yard bags.  Yes, what was just a

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Freedom from fear through Christ

Freedom from fear through Christ

Fear. For such a small word it sure packs a mighty punch. Like a little giant it looms ominously over certain areas of our life. I sometimes think of fear as that little black fly that comes in as soon as I open the front door. Even though I may not necessarily see it all the time, I can hear it buzzing from room to room, taunting me “you can’t get me.” Sometimes no matter how much I swat at that little sucker, it always seem to evade getting smacked down. That’s like fear! It gets into areas of our

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  Surrender control to God

  Surrender control to God

I woke up late afternoon and made my way downstairs to the family room.  This was my normal sleep routine when I work, sleeping during the day and awake at night,  the life of a night shift nurse.  I found the family room empty. At first I wondered where hubby and the kids were but after a backward glance, I noticed the basement door was partially ajar.  I hadn’t noticed that when I’d passed by before. Working 12 hour night shift tends to do that to you.  Anyways, I retraced my steps and followed the sudden burst of laughter to find my family seated

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