Tag: Purpose

  • 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 […]

  • Falling: How we fall and how we get up (Part 2)

    Now let’s look at the fall. When I fell three years ago in my house, I fell so hard that my children who were in the basement came running up to see what happened. They said it sounded like something blew up in the house! The pain was immediate and the injuries were long lasting. […]

  • Falling: How we fall and how we get up (Part 1)

    I caught myself just in time. My foot started to slip out from under me as I walked to my car on our snowy driveway, but I managed to catch my balance before the slip turned ugly. I live in New England and winter here can often mean slipping and falling on ice and snow. […]

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

      I can’t take it anymore! I’m so overwhelmed I feel like I’m going to have a breakdown! Have you every felt like that? I have – many times! On one such occasion, I had been trying to make everything work in my own strength but I was in a season where there were too […]

  • Do it like Daniel: Dedicated prayer brings discernment and answers

    Sometimes when I’m reading the Bible, I am prompted to write out the scripture as a prayer or a declaration for myself or for someone else. Other times, what I have read prompts me to write a prayer of dedication as I did in the journal excerpt below. As I am reading in Daniel chapter […]

  • Jesus isn’t Spider Man – He is the Son of Man: So how did he do the miracles he did?

    Was Jesus like Spider Man?  Was He human one minute, changing into a superhero the next?? I used to struggle silently with these questions because it made no sense to me how Jesus could operate at such a miraculous level.  It seemed to me as though God gave Jesus an unfair advantage during his life […]

  • Yikes! It’s time to make a change: How to find the strength you need

    Have you ever known that there is a change that you need to make in your life but you have absolutely NO desire to execute that change? Have you ever wrestled with the impossibility that you will be able to follow through or be successful in making the change you know is needed? Maybe you […]

  • Victorious: A word to the Church for the days we are in

    On Sunday, August 20th, the Lord impressed this word on my heart and I shared it with our congregation. I, the Lord your God, am a consuming fire. I am the God who makes days, times and seasons. And your times are in my hands.  The times of all creation are in My hands.  Make […]

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