Tag: Faith

  • Laying Aside the Weight

    Laying Aside the Weight

    What do you do when you feel wounded by people who don’t even seem to care? What do you do when it seems like those people are going on just fine while you cry, pace the floor and desperately seek a solution? I’ve been walking with the Lord long enough to know that when I’ve been driven to my knees in searing soul-pain, I better make good use of that time on my knees. When I was on my knees, crying and writing in my journal, I heard the Lord say, “Lay it down.”

  • Open wounds: When the Hurt meets the Healer (Part 2)

    Continued from “Open Wounds: When the Hurt meets the Healer (Part 1)” Let’s review and expand on my Takeaways from my husband’s hand injury: Men – listen to your wives! I try not to be the “I told you so” wife, but for some reason, when it comes to the care of my family, my […]

  • Open wounds: When the Hurt meets the Healer (Part 1)

    “Cecily, we have to go to the hospital right NOW!” My husband, John, was standing in the doorway between the mudroom and the garage clutching his hand in a towel. He was still wearing his snow blowing gear and furry hat. It took me a few seconds to process what was happening. I had been […]

  • Faith in the fire: When you love an addict (Part 2)

    Continued from Part 1 The next thing I knew, Gordon wasn’t the focus in the room – I was. They were quickly and efficiently hoisting me up onto a gurney and wheeling me out into the hallway where they left me to come to my senses. I lay there in a stupor of sadness and […]

  • Faith in the fire: When you love an addict (Part 1)

    This post is a departure from my regular posts due to the content. But I have always found that sharing real life struggles helps someone somewhere. If you’re the one it touches, please know that you’re not alone. I jumped up in bed so quickly that my head was spinning. I had been pulled out […]

  • Fruit that Remains: Excerpts from my journals that nourished me and might encourage you, too!

    While in my daily devotions this morning, the Holy Spirit brought this phrase to my mind: “Do not make the Word of God of no effect.” Yikes! What does that mean?? I knew I had learned that Scripture from the Bible and that Jesus had said it, but I couldn’t recall where or to whom […]

  • Thought for the Day: You can hear God speak to you. (Yes, you!)

    Every now and then, my morning journaling time becomes more about what the Lord is saying to me than the other way around.  These are the times that I feel as though I have hit the bulls-eye in my devotion time.  After all, what’s more meaningful – pouring out my prayers and requests to the […]

  • Don’t Quit: Keys to ‘keeping on’ when your drive seems broken(Part 1)

    I have a problem with a serious urge to quit when things are unraveling.  Or when the uphill trudge just goes on and on with no end in sight.  I assume that it’s tightly braided into my perfectionism and my need for relentless improvement.  One of my core values (my default personality) drives me to […]

  • Fruit That Remains: Excerpts from my journals that nourished me and might encourage you, too!

    Fruits That Remains: Lessons from my journals. These are excerpts from journals over the years.  Some are more current than others. I love going back into my journals because I always get refreshed and re-learn the lessons that the Lord has taught me and that I have faithfully scribed. Strategies for spiritual warfare and for staying […]

  • Don’t Mess with the Perfect Recipe: The Basics of our Faith

    I love Nestle Toll House cookies.  I love them hot out of the oven when the morsels are gooey and cookies are falling apart in my hands. Is anyone else drooling right now? Mmmm….Can you smell them in your imagination right now? Now why can most of us smell and taste that chocolatey greatness in […]

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