Category Joy

God’s Strength & Goodness in Suffering

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:2 (NIV) I would not choose to walk through waters, to pass […]

As You Are

One of the greatest things about my husband Eric is that he has consistently loved me over time just for who I was at that moment.   He loved me when I was young, foolish, attempting to be brave & confident, but was really scared & insecure not knowing who I was, but trying to be […]

When a Little Bit is What You Have

How many of us give up, walk away, or set aside something because we only have a little bit to give? A little bit of time, a little bit of love, a little bit of energy, a little bit of money, a little bit of talent, a little bit of knowledge, a little bit of […]

Snakes, a Spoon, and the Change of Seasons

Last Monday morning I woke up at 3:37am in a hot sweat, heart racing, short quick breaths of terror.  Whoa, what a nightmare. I have one of the most amazing gifts, a vibrant imagination.  It allows me the opportunity to visualize incredible things, in 360 degree 3D virtual reality in high definition detail.  It’s likely […]

Gift of Gentleness

In this life we will have pain and suffering, times when our vulnerabilities will be like exposed nerves, exceedingly sensitive and susceptible to deep damage. In the moments we are most assailable, one of the greatest gifts we can receive is the gift of gentleness.  Gentleness recognizes the rawness of the pain and hurt, strength […]