Add it to the Fire

“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other” Galatians 5:24-26 Crucifying flesh/passions/desires...not conceited/provoking/or envying... . Can I be like that? Can ANYONE be like that??? As my journey without Grief Share...

Faith Fakers and Truth

These men are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead.  Jude 1:12 "Faith fakers? Two days in a row? Father, please open my eyes, broken or not, to see what you see. Give me the courage to follow you with my whole...

See Step One

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16 Have you ever had a time in your life when you were like,"Wow, heavenly Dad, I finally think I am ready to scrape this one mound of crap off of my very full plate! Ahhhh...finally I...

Looking Back to Move Forward

Psalms 30:2 "LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me." We are far from being healed but have come quite the distance from where we began 9.5 months ago. Taylor and my first Thanksgiving without Archie, yuck. We tried to get the family together but things just weren't falling into place. With the countdown at two weeks and two days, Taylor made her own call. While at Grief Share I...

Love that Cannot be Helped

“We love because he first loved us” 1 John 4:19 We didn't just happen to come to know our heavenly Dad and then He was like,"Cool! Sure I can love you." In my time with my heavenly Dad today He was talking to me about how love, REAL love, is contagious. Maybe you have people in your life that you consider having,"young love." Do you know what I mean? Young love: There are no expectations,...

Middle Child

Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. (Psalm 36:5) Maybe I should rephrase: Child of God Stuck in the Middle This is my last week of the second round of Grief Share.  It also happens to be the week of Thanksgiving. I feel like I am in an ugly spot of Grief. From Grief Share I have been given the right to: be who I am, cry and grieve without all...

The Other Side of Your Bed and Mine

“But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him” (Luke 12:5)! This verse got me thinking about how I lovingly fear (a respect thing, like I do my human dad) my heavenly Dad who has the power to "let the end come," all in His time, but then sends us to our room located in either heaven or hell. Let me get...

Are You Awake?

Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. Matthew 24:42 Staying awake has not been the problem for the last 9+ months, but the purposefulness behind it? That's another story... . Anybody that has followed/walked with me as I moved into "Widowhood," knows sleep doesn't like my "block." Some that grieve sleep all the time, but I am on the other side of "town"...

Beautiful Moments

“Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them. Revelation 14:13 When someone asks you to describe a beautiful moment, what comes to mind? Last night in Grief Share they asked,"Describe one of the most beautiful moments with your loved one." My mind was running, searching, "One?" When I think of beautiful moments I think of sunsets, sunrises,...

Wilderness Journey

To him who led his people through the wilderness, for his steadfast love endures forever.  Psalms 136:16 Wilderness: a (1) :  a tract or region uncultivated and uninhabited by human beings (2) :  an area essentially undisturbed by human activity together with its naturally developed life communityb :  an empty or pathless area or region †1960>c :  a part of a garden devoted to wild...