There are no coincidences in the Lord’s Work: I love how he brought you into my life Sharon – you became my sister-in-law, June 8, 1996. We shared a unique relationship, even though I lived many states over, you became a close friend (Proverbs 18:24). For over eight years, the throne room of grace heard … Continue reading An Ode of Two Friends
So much of our transitory life is lived in limbo, isn’t it?! Like when you are waiting nine months for a baby to be born and not to mention twenty-seven hours of labor to meet that new baby, like my youngest daughter just pulled off; and quite amazingly I might add! And almost as bad, … Continue reading His Desire for Me
Happy New Year to each of you faithful readers on the Scarlett Road! Twenty-twenty-two’s arrival was a bit bumpy for several reasons; I will be sharing more about each of the reasons in the coming days. But for now, (?!) a grandbaby due this month is taking large quantities of time and energy since big … Continue reading Spontaneous Praise
My devotional book has taken me on a journey with the recent entries emphasizing suffering. Suffering is a subject we like to avoid. But as Christ-followers, living in a broken world, it is inevitable. The question is, what will we do with our suffering? How will we handle it? The Apostle Paul wrote under the … Continue reading To Suffer without Discouragement
At this time of year, many suffer with tensions of Stress, Depression, and Loneliness, in addition to feeling like everything depends upon you. And yet, this time of the year, we should be rejoicing and giving thanks for the ultimate, unsurpassed gift that has ever been given to man. And of all the ample possessions … Continue reading Stress, Depression, and Loneliness
My dear hubby, Rodrigo, as I affectionately refer to him, calls my car a “zoom-zoom” car because it has a power-packed engine and a moon roof which circulates the breezes as we zoom down the country roads. The other day as I gazed out the window from the passenger seat, my heart silently sung to … Continue reading Odd Moments of True Worship
Morning has broken like the first morningBlackbird has spoken like the first birdPraise for the singing, praise for the morningPraise for them springing fresh from the worldSweet the rains new fall, sunlit from HeavenLike the first dewfall on the first grassPraise for the sweetness of the wet gardenSprung in completeness where His feet passMine is … Continue reading Morning has broken!
I cried: “take this from me, Lord, I cannot bear it any longer!” In my mind, I needed closure, an end. I had grown weary from being weary. I did not want to have to cope with it or even pray through it, any longer. The Lord had become my Shepherd many years earlier, the … Continue reading Linger Much?
It has been one month, two weeks, and two days since she took her last breath. I had hoped to celebrate this birthday with her! I do not think I ever had the privilege of celebrating her March 12th birthday alongside her. Yet even more, I looked forward each year (since 2005) to her spiritual … Continue reading Sharon Kay Castillo Rion
In the early years of marriage (I was 18 when I married) while experiencing emotional roller coasters and intense difficulties besides seasons of disconnect, my thoughts were constantly ME, ME, ME! And though I soon became a pastor’s wife, my journey to trusting God and enjoying an intimate connectedness always came up lacking. Progress still … Continue reading A Positive Connection