This is Part Two of a three-part series on unhealed emotional wounds. This post provides steps to emotional restoration through God and His Word. The Purpose of Pain Part one concluded with Father God’s willingness to heal and restore our damaged emotions. This post lays out some pragmatic steps to begin the emotional healing process … Continue reading Blessed Are the Cracked: Emotional Restoration (Part 2)
This is part one of a three-part series on Inner Healing through the Presence of God. My childhood home environment was unhealthy, at times. Frequent yelling, fighting and physical violence, exacerbated by my parents’ divorce when I was seven caused me emotional wounds. I’m sharing not for sympathy, rather to openly acknowledge the state I … Continue reading Blessed Are the Cracked: Finding Emotional Wellness (Part 1 of 3)
I'm fascinated by the gold spots on monarch chrysalides. As most readers know, I began raising monarchs this year, releasing about 120 butterflies to date. My sixth batch is in the chrysalis stage now and I hope to release 45 healthy monarchs in the next few days. I love this stage most because of the … Continue reading The Artist’s Signature
My upper arms have become flabby through age and lack of weight training. Muscle slackness is easy to see, those old lady arms right there every time I even consider a sleeveless blouse. Is it rectifiable? Oh yes, certainly. And I WILL address it, despite my dislike of exercise. Every aspect of our life is … Continue reading Spiritual Flab? Why Godly Discipline is Paramount in Dangerous Times
Does God care about my feelings? - is a question I've wondered about over the years. Maybe you have, too. One thing that unites the human race is emotion. We all have the capacity to feel and express that emotion outwardly, be it through laughter, anger, tears or a myriad of other feelings. I've gotten into … Continue reading God Collects Our Tears
God showed up in a surprising way for my extended family in the midst of grievous circumstances. My 51 year-old nephew Norman Barry, who appeared to be in good health, suffered a heart attack while riding his bicycle in a race on 9/16/17. The Tour de Troit Ride explores some of the city's historic areas, takes … Continue reading Hidden Cemetery Plots
Thanks to our connected world, everyone knows the destruction that Hurricane Irma brought to my state of Florida. The images are heartbreaking but we are a resilient people who will recover. My family is blessed. We are safe. We did not evacuate, but shuttered in and hunkered down with all the recommended hurricane supplies. The … Continue reading Hurricane Recovery: Why Rush Back to Normal?
I found this site with hundreds of Bible memes that I'm sharing with you all. DailyBibleMeme.com. All images are free to download and share at any time so visit there and help yourself! Here are just a few that caught my eye: Also sharing a few more I created recently that you are free to … Continue reading Bible Memes
I ran across three uplifting news articles today and decided to share another We Are the World Blogfest post in addition to the one I previously published August 25. A 5-year-old boy battling neuroblastoma had the chance to become Batman for a day, thanks to a Justice League themed photo shoot that transformed cancer-stricken kids into … Continue reading Real-Life Superheroes Come in All Sizes #WATWB
Did my headline cause you to pause? Good. When I heard first this statement, it made me think. Then it resonated as I realized - it's true. "But I'm not a prophet," you may say. No, most likely, you're not. However, we speak words over ourselves all day, every day. Words that are either positive or … Continue reading You Are the Greatest Prophet!