Confidence

Confident Jesus is walking beside me

One of my favorite things to do is walk with a friend. I walk with my neighbor, Dede, several times a week down a dirt path that is is accessible from our neighborhood.  This path is high up on the hill and runs parallel to the valley below us.  Our conversation flows as our feet… Continue reading Confident Jesus is walking beside me

Resilience

Resilience Part 3: Focusing on Heaven

I find there is no better motivation to be resilient during times of loss, abandonment and pain than focusing on heaven.   Heaven is where I’ll meet God face to face.  Heaven is where I will be safe from harm because I’ll finally be home where my soul is destined to be.  Heaven is so important… Continue reading Resilience Part 3: Focusing on Heaven

Resilience

Resilience Part 2: Getting help from my friends

What would you think if I sang out of tune, would you stand up and walk out on me? This is the first line of the song, With A Little Help From My Friends, written by the Beatles and released in 1967 on their album called Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. Oh, how I… Continue reading Resilience Part 2: Getting help from my friends

Resilience

Resilience Part 1: Recharging with God’s Word

With all the loss I have experienced in the past several months, I’ve been thinking a lot about the word resilience.  Of the top 5 stressors in life, I can check off the top 3 that have occurred in my life in the past two months.  The losses came quickly:  My sister died, Kevin and… Continue reading Resilience Part 1: Recharging with God’s Word

Suffering and the Goodness of God

Present Suffering and Future Glory

The Christmas season has been in full swing now for over 2 weeks, and I have yet to participate in any activities associated with this time of year.   I have yet to: 1.     Unpack the Christmas decorations 2.     Buy or decorate a Christmas tree 3.     Buy any Christmas presents 4.     Go to a Christmas party… Continue reading Present Suffering and Future Glory

Suffering and the Goodness of God

Ecclesiastes 3:6-8, Part 3 – There is a time for everything

In Part 3 of my blog series, Suffering and the Goodness of God, I am highlighting Ecclesiastes 3 verses 6 to 8 which are a part of the 8 verses titled, “A Time for Everything.”  These 8 verses contain contrasting activities.  Solomon, who penned these lines, is teaching us that life is a balance of… Continue reading Ecclesiastes 3:6-8, Part 3 – There is a time for everything