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 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”

My Greatest and Very Needed Embarrassment

I turned beet red. My stomach dropped to my toes and I shrunk in my seat. I had never been more embarrassed in my life! My Bible teacher had just used my homework as an example of “what not to do” in Doctrinal Canon Testing class. The paper I had been up late the nightContinue reading “My Greatest and Very Needed Embarrassment”

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”

More Precious Than Silver

“Lord you are more precious than silver, Lord you are more costly than gold, Lord you are more beautiful than diamonds, and nothing I desire compares with you…” I sang my daughter Corrie to sleep to this tune tonight being reminded of how precious it has been to me this last year of 2019. EachContinue reading “More Precious Than Silver”

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”

Blindfolded

What does anyone expect to hear from us after just losing our baby? There are many things to process, but the first few are things like this:  Lifestyle being stopped and changed like hitting a brick wall going 100 MPH Having to take every moment, one breath at a time Choosing to be ok withContinue reading “Blindfolded”

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”