The Beatitudes Part 8

Persecuted for Righteousness “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so theyContinue reading “The Beatitudes Part 8”

Happy Birthday Anna

It’s hard to describe what emotion was hitting as we were driving to Children’s Hospital last year on this day, knowing I was in labor 16 weeks too early. The best way to describe our mindset is that emotion was not the leader. Emotion was strangely lacking and the best way to describe it isContinue reading “Happy Birthday Anna”

The Holiness of Home

I used to be obsessed with the fact that ONLY Wyoming, Delaware could EVER be called my “home”. Stuck to tradition and the love for deep meaning, another place simply could never hold the depth of what my growing up life held. That had been challenged deeply at the age of 14 when my familyContinue reading “The Holiness of Home”

The Gift of Acceptance

Here is a short meditation Emily wrote about the joy of acceptance when following Jesus. It can only ever be sourced from a firm faith in a good God who is worthy of trust at all times. “Behold me, here I am; thy little handmaiden Acceptance-with-Joy and all that is in my heart is thine.”Continue reading “The Gift of Acceptance”

Worship in the Waves

Everyone had gone. Even my husband had left to run an errand and I sat alone in my hospital bed. My heart and mind were too full to think clearly – but my soul longed to declare and remember truth. I gathered the strength to hobble over to the bedside couch (which my husband claimedContinue reading “Worship in the Waves”

Steadfast

“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” Psalm 103:8 “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is myContinue reading “Steadfast”

His Glorious Grace

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us for adoption toContinue reading “His Glorious Grace”

Living Hope

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s powerContinue reading “Living Hope”