Proverbs 25:21-22 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For in doing so, you will heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord will reward you (Amplified Bible, classic edition). As a hippy-chick, ’70’s teenager, I had […]
As a grandmother of seven, I’d be disingenuous to not admit to desiring one of my grands or future great grands carry my name. It has not happened, yet, but there is still hope! While naming a child is a personal parental privilege, the act of bestowing a family name […]
This is Part Two in a four-part series on emotional wounds, providing pragmatic steps to emotional restoration using prayer and God’s Word. The Purpose of Pain Part one concluded with Abba’s willingness to heal and restore our damaged emotions. Here I discuss some practical steps to begin the emotional healing […]
In July I shared how the The Kindness Rocks Project ™ from Massachusetts has impacted my eastern Florida county in Painted Rocks Spread Kindness #WATWB. Brevard county, a community of 568,000, has 52,000 folks who paint and hide their rocks, then post photos to one of our four local Facebook groups. One […]
My husband loves me extravagantly. Not extravagant in the sense of lacking restraint in spending money, as in “it was rather extravagant to buy both,” nor in the sense that he exceeds what is reasonable or appropriate. You see, my beloved enjoys lavishing me with costly gifts. He is not […]
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid […]
Mary’s Diary Entry: 1 AD in the month of Tishrei–
Our son was born today- finally! At times, it seemed this day would never arrive.
I replay the events of today in my mind, over and over, recalling the pain of my labor, the anxiety of wondering if we’d ever find a place to have this baby, then smiling at how it all turned out. My emotions were all over the place! Worried, tired and cranky on that donkey for so long, yet excited knowing I’d soon give birth. My body told me it would be soon.
But then I held him.
God is head over heels in love with every human alive. God likes you – really likes you! He is not angry at you, or disappointed, nor does He wish you were more like someone else. He sees you as unique, beautiful and talented because of the talents He gave […]
“You know when you meet someone who has come to absolute reality of the love of God,” said Brennan Manning. “You are not a ragamuffin, you are beloved of God.” Manning’s anointed writing cemented within me the liberating concept of how deeply Abba loves me. I literally wept while reading […]
HOPE GRACE, JUSTICE, KINDNESS. FREEDOM, MERCY. LIFE. Question: What links all these words and concepts? Answer: Jesus! The lyrics in Big Daddy Weave’s song, “My Story” explain it perfectly. I love this song! Love, love, love it! It has become my prayer, my hearts desire. “If I told […]