Tears

“Thou tells my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?” Psalm 56:8 In a little shop in Bethlehem, Israel, I saw an object that piqued my curiosity. Along with the customary olive wood carvings, jewelry, and oil lamp replicas on the shelves, I noticed several slender bottles, each…

The Best Seat in the House

When we bought our first home a couple of years ago, there were many things I loved about it – the open floor plan; that extra bathroom, the big back yard. I was especially happy to have my own kitchen peninsula and its accompanying stools. To some women, having a kitchen peninsula is no big…

Comfort and Encouragement

Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city. Acts 18:9-10 During this pandemic, I had many friends who…

3 Biblical Directives on How to Comfort, Part 3

Well, this is the last point in our lesson on how to bring comfort to those who find themselves in any trial or trouble. I’m so thankful that Paul, through the moving of the Holy Spirit, outlined for us how we can minister comfort to others the same way God ministers His comfort to us….

3 Biblical Directives on How to Comfort Part 2

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father…

3 Biblical Directives on How to Comfort

I’ve been thinking about all the care being given out these days. Social media is flooded with words of encouragement, songs of joy and ideas for survival. Hospitals, medical care personnel, pharmacies, grocery stores, small businesses etc. are all trying to provide some sort of comfort in our world today. Hey…even Verizon, who gives no…

Are We There Yet?

Have you ever planned a family vacation? After days of preparation, the suitcases are packed, the house is locked up, and snacks, luggage, pets, and children are dutifully loaded into the car. You’re breathing a huge sigh of relief as you finally pull out of the driveway when a small voice drifts from the back…

No Need to Fear

Much in this world causes even the bravest to fear. Frightening scenarios occur around every corner. Our world is full of unrest and uncertainty. The problems facing our nation are unprecedented. The crisis doesn’t end when we turn off the evening news. The silencing of the outside noise only accentuates the conflict within many homes…

Trusting God Amid Disappointed Expectations

I have settled in my heart the issue of God’s sovereignty, by His grace. My husband and I have been through several trials and we know firsthand that God is in absolute control of our lives. Colossians 1:17 says, “He is before all things and by him all things consist.” Psalm 33:11 also tells us,…