Only when love is so great can the heart break into a million pieces….
May you find peace in Christ.
“The people who walk in darkness shall see a great Light—a Light that will shine on all those who live in the land of the shadow of death,” Isaiah 9:2 (NLT).
This article is about making the most out of a less-than-ideal situation.
Fear and uncertainty isn’t from God.
No one gets to tell you your journey in getting from point A to B is wrong because it’s different from how they got there. Nobody. God is coauthor of your life, helping you write your story, but no two stories are exactly the same….
Today would’ve been Mr. Dietrich’s 70th birthday. This tribute is for him!
Sometimes God uses memories to awaken the truth inside us, to stoke the need we have for Him, but only feel in His absence….
Five years outside of a very contentious divorce, God lead me to this understanding, which helped calm the perfectionist in me from going crazy. My prayer is that in sharing this revelation you or someone you love can better survive life’s expectations, as well.
You’re a person of sense. You’re smart. You’re educated. You know what truth and facts look like. You also know when 1+1 isn’t adding up….
“…the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into his heavenly Kingdom. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:18 NLT
When God steps in, big things happen!
Proverbs 19:21 NLT, “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.”
To understand what love is, it might help you to see what love isn’t.
Tiny and so innocent,
yet eager to reach beyond;
peeping ever earnestly
to let himself be heard.
He struggles to find the strength
that his arms won’t let endure;
and, as the fall comes naturally,
defeat is not his final word….
I can see right now your strength is all worn out, and the hopelessness you feel inside is starting to turn out to be the hardest thing you’ve ever tried to hide…inside…it hurts inside.
One year in particular, I had a very determined redheaded teenager in my class with a jock-like attitude. I’ll call him Brad. He just knew my class spelled failure for himself, so why even try to do well or waste his time with what I wanted him to learn? Day in and day out, I watched as his shoulders slumped over the keyboard, his face reflecting complete indifference to the task before him. As an educator, discouragement taunted me. As a creative thinker, I knew there had to be some way to entice this young man’s learning; but what was his currency?
My entire life I wondered what you would look like….
My neck tilted back as I surveyed the trunk of the towering Sycamore. Majesty unfurled with the length of its branches. Vibrant green leaves glowed in the afternoon sun and danced with the gentle breeze that tantalized my senses. The awe-inspired moment left me wondering: why would a leaf ever want to leave such splendor?
I understand WHAT Jesus did
when He died on the cross for me…
Why did He do it? What compelled Jesus to take on and endure excruciating pain for our sins?