Beggared or Refined

I begged God not to take her! But she quietly stopped breathing, her pulse growing more and more distant until it was no more. “Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God” (Colossians 3:1). We have been given a command and yet we seldom are diligently, actively, … Continue reading Beggared or Refined

Where Do We Turn?

Our journey is narrowing but where we turn is the same. We’re thankful for the promise of His sustaining power (Psalm 55:22).

the scarlett road

We’ve been dealt a hard blow. Life has changed and it may never, ever be the same. Through a pandemic that includes a cancer journey with my sister-in-law, through loss of jobs or finances for different family members and friends, through loss of caring for grandkids (like my sister is experiencing), or possibly losing the care of foster children after having them in your care for so long they think of you as their safe place (like a daughter is finding). These are hard times. My nephew sits in jail 3 years now and his spouse has regained the responsibility of raising the children. And, unfortunately, the system that works to get the children back to the biological mother doesn’t take the children’s care seriously. Where do we turn?

When many followers of Jesus left because they found His teaching to be too difficult, Jesus asked the twelve if they…

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Cry Out! Challenge, Day 29

Have you observed pithy t-shirts and bumper stickers during this election year? Like so many meaningless quotes on Facebook, too often, both the humorous and contradictory messages are not helpful in the least. But the other day I was rewarded with a reflective quote that really preached! “Christ did not die to whitewash us, He … Continue reading Cry Out! Challenge, Day 29

Cry Out! Challenge, Day 28

While sitting in Mission BBQ awaiting my lip-smacking meal, I reflected on a quote prominently positioned on the wall in large letters which had caught my attention: “If You Couldn’t Play Tomorrow, How Hard Would You Play Today?” It reminded me, we are never promised tomorrow~ Today is all we can count on (and we … Continue reading Cry Out! Challenge, Day 28