Pain

No one wants to suffer – no one enjoys suffering – it is even worse when we are taken by surprise – blindsided by the painful trial – there is no perfect time to fit suffering into your schedule.

Grace

CONFIDENCE IN THE VICTORY: Lazarus and Me (The Victory, Not the War)

March 10, 2017

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Grace

Confidence in Loving Kindness: Special Needs (Kindness)

March 3, 2017

EXCERPT FROM MENDED: (OUT OF THE RAG PILE, BACK ON THE HANGER BY DEBBIE WOODS (PUBLISHED BY HIGHERLIFE PUBLISHING) Be gentle with one another, sensiti...

Grace

CONFIDENT THAT GOD IS WORKING UNSEEN: Meanwhile, God …

February 3, 2017

EXCERPT FROM MENDED: OUT OF THE RAG PILE, BACK ON THE HANGER BY DEBBIE WOODS (PUBLISHED BY HIGHERLIFE PUBLISHING) His family all tried to comfort him,...

Grace

Confident in His Acceptance – Mended: Straight A’s (Accepted)

January 27, 2017

EXCERPT FROM MENDED: OUT OF THE RAG PILE, BACK ON THE HANGER BY DEBBIE WOODS (PUBLISHED BY HIGHERLIFE PUBLISHING) Even before he made the world, God l...

On the Journey Together

Confident in Prayer

January 20, 2017

And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. 1 JOHN 5:14 (NLT) I have not always been confident in my prayers....

Anger

The Power of My Words

October 14, 2016

“There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; Take them seriously. Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation.” MATTHEW 1...

Grace

Freedom to Be Me?

September 15, 2016

Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you. GALATIANS 5:1 (THE MESSAGE) My...

Hope

On the Journey Together

August 19, 2016

Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. 1 Peter 1:18 (THE MESSAGE) For 25 years we have been sharing our journey with...

Grief

The Treasure of Relationships

November 7, 2014

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.” GENESIS 2:18 (NLT) It is not good for anyone to do life alone but there was a time i...

Anger

There is Treasure in the Darkness!

October 22, 2014

Treasure is not something I expected to findin the darkness.All I wanted was to find a way out!JAN DRAVECKYWhen Dave and I first began to experience t...

Pain

Cry Out To God

May 12, 2014

O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way? How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in m...

Hope

Listening for Fresh Insights

April 30, 2014

Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights. PROVERBS 18:15 (THE MESSAGE) Fresh insight – that is what is needed when ...

Hope

Hope for a Shattered Perspective

March 6, 2014

So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is makin...

Hope

Training for an Attitude Change

December 12, 2013

Train yourself in godliness, for, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for both the present l...

Depression

Me? Depressed?

October 7, 2012

Lord, have mercy, because I am in misery. My eyes are weak from so much crying, and my whole being is tired from grief. PSALM 31:9 (NCV) WORDS OF KING...

Counsel

Accepting Wise Counsel

September 25, 2012

The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. PROVERBS 20:5 (NIV) I admit it – I did not want to go to cou...

Discovering Who I Am

Step Two-Move Onward

August 28, 2012

I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out...

Discovering Who I Am

Step One-Facing Past Pain & Loss

August 21, 2012

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: … a time to mourn … ECCLESIASTES 3:1,4 When I look back on my life – dis...

Counsel

When Wounds & Weakness Overwhelm Us

July 24, 2012

Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck. Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold. I am in deep water, and the fl...

Healing

Is Love in Action

July 17, 2012

Suppose someone has enough to live and sees a brother or sister in need, but does not help. Then God’s love is not living in that person. My children,...

Healing

Speak Words of Encouragement & Comfort

July 10, 2012

There is a time for everything, and everything on earth has its special season. There is a time to be silent and a time to speak. ECCLESIASTES 3:1,7 (...

Healing

Say Nothing Often

June 30, 2012

Three of Job’s friends heard of all the trouble that had fallen on him. Each traveled from his own country— Eliphaz from Teman, Bildad from Shuhah, Zo...

Healing

Listen Listen Listen

June 26, 2012

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak JAMES 1:19 (NLT) When a family member or a friend is hur...

Healing

Preparing to Walk Beside the Weak & Wounded

June 21, 2012

I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but God eluded me. I sought my bother and I found all three. AUTHOR UNKNOWN People in ...

Healing

Learn to Trust God and Others With Your Weaknesses

June 5, 2012

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, bec...

Fear

Adversity Introduces Us to Ourselves

June 5, 2012

It is amazing how strong we can become when we begin to realize what weaklings we are. It is in weakness that we can admit our mistakes and correct ou...

Endurance for the Journey

Run With Perseverance: Hang Out With Other Pitchers

February 14, 2012

“Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he b...

Pain

Suffering Refines Our Faith

November 1, 2011

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith ...

Hope

Is Suffering Part of the Christian’s Life?

October 17, 2011

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. 1 PETER 4:12 I am a plann...

Hope

The Question~Why?

October 17, 2011

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, s0 far from the words of my groaning? PSALM 22:1 (WORDS OF KING DAVID) Fo...

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