Count Your Blessings

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like…

Disappointment

Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around. (Proverbs 13:12, The Message) Some people appear to have more life challenges than others.  While it would be great to be able to dissect the reasons why this is so, there is no way anyone can truly understand why these things happen….

The Stars

“He counts the stars and calls them all by name.” (Psalm 147:4) My three-year-old daughter and I had just arrived home from church one night. The evening was cooling down, and the sky shone brightly with millions of stars. She gazed up the heavens and exclaimed: “Mama, look at all the stars!” I took a…

Joy

“…for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10) Have you felt okay when you really shouldn’t have?  Have you been confident in your God when life comes in the form of the big, bad wolf and blows your house down? Have you ever been able to stand strong in the face of…

Our Healer

“He healeth the broken hearted, and bindeth up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3) People are angry. Protests and violence run rampant on the streets of our cities. Hate fuels decisions, and makes people react in ways they typically wouldn’t. As I tried to sort out why these tragedies keep happening, one word crossed my mind. Hurt….

Freedom and Forgiveness

“Who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.” (Colossians 1:14) I am so grateful for the country that I live in. News headlines are heart breaking as you hear of story after story of war and tragedy. I am so blessed to live here with access to everything I need. Greater still is a thankfulness…