Faith, Hope & Joy

Will you fight for your family?

Will you fight for your family?

Walking from room to room I prayed. Lord, let peace and love reign in our home. May we always be a family. Please bind attacks of the enemy and help us see him coming. Our new home’s construction was almost complete and I couldn’t think of anything I wanted more than the Holy Spirit to be welcomed there.   I wanted God to bless our home and our life. And, He did and He does….

Why does forgiveness feel so risky

Why does forgiveness feel so risky

I’m not normally a #risktaker. Almost every conceived scenario in any given situation can flood my mind. Safe and comfortable is where I like to be. But…Forgiveness is risky business. And, I have decided it’s worth the risk. Sometimes I ask myself why. It makes me feel so vulnerable. My heart feels exposed, naked, stripped of the protection unforgiveness offers. When you have been wounded it feels so much safer to be wrapped in the…

Because…we were lost

Because…we were lost

There was not one purse I didn’t go through. I shook them, unzipped every pocket and then, did it again. Where was it? Everywhere, every possible spot I looked. And, it was just a key. I’m glad God considers me such a treasure He didn’t leave me lost. When I read the parables (simple stories) in Luke’s gospel, they beautifully illustrate how God feels about us. We will never be so far away or hidden…

When we are afraid we will drown

When we are afraid we will drown

“He stilled the storms to a whisper; the waves of the sea hushed.” Psalm 107:29 (NLT) Every time I look at the ocean, I am reminded how mighty our God is. Sitting on the sand I feel so small compared to the vastness before me. The waves I love to hear lapping the shore can change to white caps that crash the beach with a deafening sound quickly. Just like life. It is beautiful, peaceful…