Letting Go and Trusting God

Letting Go and Trusting God Yesterday, May 29th, would have been my younger brother's 51st birthday. He died September 12th, 2020, at the age of 49. There are so many memories and good things to remember, and I miss him so much! Our parents, his wife, and their children, and all who knew him mourn [...]

WORRIER OR WARRIOR

WORRIER OR WARRIOR We have a choice everyday as to how we are going to handle the difficult things in our lives. It's easy to worry about our problems. Some people even claim that worry runs in their family, but God doesn't want us to worry. “Therefore, I say to you, do not worry [...]

LESSONS FROM A MISSION TRIP

LESSONS FROM A MISSION TRIP For the second year in a row, I had the opportunity to go with our youth group on a mission trip to Atlanta to serve with Frontline Response (formerly known as the Atlanta Dreamcenter). This is a ministry that is on the front lines serving the homeless and trying [...]

BOLD LOVE

BOLD LOVE Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 1 Cor. 13: 4-6 Paul's [...]

BE RESTORED IN 2022

As we prepare to enter this New Year of 2022, I am asking God for wisdom in all areas of my life. I am deliberately carving out time to listen for Him to guide me. I am coming to Him with my burdens and cares and asking Him to give me rest. The 23 Psalm [...]

FOCUSING ON WHAT IS GOOD

FOCUSING ON WHAT IS GOOD The other day in a moment of frustration I said something unloving and unkind to my 13 year old daughter. We were under pressure to get something done and because I was perceiving her as not helping, I lashed out at her. Later I apologized and tried to tell [...]

ASSURANCES FROM GOD

ASSURANCES FROM GOD “During the night the Lord said to Gideon, “Get up, go down against the camp, because I am going to give it into your hands. If you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah and listen to what they are saying. Afterward you will be [...]

Being Still in the Storm

Living here in Florida we are well acquainted with storms. And it seems like they are happening more frequently than ever. What about the storms we face in our day to day lives? With the pandemic, our economy, and all of the unknowns it can seem like we are moving from one crisis to [...]

THE FOG OF GRIEF

This essay by April Reese was published on August 10, 2021 in PSYCHE, a digital magazine from AEON https://aeon.co/essays/how-the-brain-responds-to-grief-can-change-who-we-are/ It focuses on the complexity, individuality (as compared to the previously believed universality) of the manifestations of grief, as well as the bodily and brain changes that it induces. I thought it would be of [...]

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