With today being Valentine’s, it seemed appropriate to write a love poem, dedicated to the One who defines love, embodies love, exemplifies love, and continues to love unconditionally, despite how unlovable I feel or act sometimes. Now, some of you may be thinking, “Wow, she must have an awesome husband” and while that is true, I am, of course, referring to Jesus, the lover of my soul.
So, for some reason I felt compelled to share some more tidbits of wisdom garnered from being around my cat. 1. Even when it feels like there’s no one else, God is still there. Remember me mentioning in my Part 1 post that my cat’s constant meowing and following me around started three years ago... Continue Reading →
I have a crazy diabetic cat. Ever since her constant companion (our dog) died three years ago, she has been driving my husband and I crazy with her meowing. We keep her locked up in “her room” (the workout room, the grandkid’s playroom) while we’re sleeping, but when she hears any noise or movement outside... Continue Reading →
Almost eight years ago, I tried my hand at making a quilt for my firstborn grandchild. Although I knew how to sew, I’d never made a quilt before, but I thought I’d give it a shot. I didn’t follow a pattern. I figured I could wing it. After all, how hard could it be? I... Continue Reading →
I know we’re all familiar with the tediousness and frustration associated with waiting on something, whether it’s our name being called at the doctor’s office, or when we’ve been put on hold during a phone call, or even in a long line at the grocery store. In each of those situations, we know we’ll have... Continue Reading →
Who am I? You knit me in my mother’s womb. You chose my where, my when, my whom, Then replanted me where I’d bloom. As God, You know best, I assume. Who am I? It’s only You who really knows. My coloring, build, eyes and nose, Quirks, strengths, passions—You gave me those To make the... Continue Reading →
With this being a new year—a time for beginnings, for starting over, for trying something new, for getting rid of the old and starting fresh, for recommitting yourself to a task, to recovery, or to a closer relationship with God—this poignant post and poem from Sharon at beatdepression776.wordpress.com seemed fitting, probably because it’s about an ending—ending an unexpected or unwanted pregnancy, ending a life, and the loss and guilt that can linger from that choice for decades—but also about the new beginning that can be yours when you give all that regret and despair to the Lord.
For those considering abortion or trying to recover after having already made that decision, I hope this helps you realize you are not alone and you are loved by a gracious, forgiving God. Despite the situation you find yourself in and despite what you may have already done or had done to you, Jesus is waiting with open arms. All you have to do is run to Him and ask for the forgiveness He so freely gives.
As I stated in one of my previous posts, there are many understandable reasons why women choose to have an abortion. The effects of such a drastic action is devastating for them, but they don’t know that at the moment they are walking into surgery.
As Christians, it is imperative that we approach this subject with compassion, discretion and grace.
No extreme is healthy. Too much talk about grace without mentioning the importance of repentance is not helpful, but neither is too much talk about murder, and shame without mentioning mercy, forgiveness and divine emotional healing that is available for every woman.
Before the abortion, the devil has a crafty way of telling them it’s their choice, their body and their right. But afterwards he plagues them with accusation like sharp arrows labelled, ‘Cruelty’, ‘Selfishness’, ‘Murder’ and ‘Evil’. Ironic that the author of evil should be so intent on…
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It’s rapidly approaching New Year’s Eve, the time when the past year is reviewed, rash resolutions are made, and plans are made for the coming year. I’ve always hated New Year’s for those three reasons. There’s some who act like the world is made simply so they can accomplish their goals and dreams. They believe... Continue Reading →