Archive for the grace Tag

Learning How To Handle Loss – Day 19

The friendships God has brought into my life continue to humble and amaze me. Today, Elizabeth Vinturella is guest posting and I am certain you will be blessed to let her words on grief and anxiety pour over you and into your hearts. May God’s blessings abound!   “But, how will I do Thanksgiving Day without her”? I yelled to my
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Love Your People Well

Something wasn’t quite right. I couldn’t put my finger on it. I’ve spent the last days in India. I’m visiting friends. I’m tired. Jet. Lag. Is. Real. It’s been an amazing few days but in a few hours, I begin the long journey home. I came to celebrate a major life and work event with them. I was not disappointed.
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I Am A Sheep of Your Pasture

I took this picture in Spain while driving from Antequera to Malaga. It took my breath away. Pulling over, rolling my window down – my breath stilled, my heart overwhelmed. Many of the sheep in the pasture had bells around their necks – there were probably a thousand sheep . . . . . .  and the sound was one
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Just Because

It is real. We need to quit feeling like we are failures. We need to quit feeling unloved. Our God loves us so much, He put a piece of himself deep in the center of us when He created us. Now that’s love. Lean into Him. That’s where the peace comes from. That’s where we are empowered to overcome –
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Katrina – I’m No Exception {Part Two}

{This is Part Two of three part series. Read Part 1 here.} The grief follows me as closely as my shadow and never leaves me – never will.  There is no escaping that pain. Yet . . . Experience has taught me the closer I stay to the light, the smaller my shadow is. Jesus spoke these words in John
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Son in the Mourning

Wonder, doubt and fear fill my heart. I wonder when the pain will stop, doubt my ability to conquer it and fear what and who I will become. How is it possible to hurt so deeply? It is dark. A darkness that can be felt physically. A darkness that sucks the oxygen out of me reminding myself of a fish
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