Smashing Clay Jars

Smashing your clay jars - finding beauty in the pieces and cracks

Wait a minute. Aren't we supposed to be the moldable clay? Isn't that one of the main points of being a Christian, so that the Lord can mold us?? Then why would we smash clay jars??? Of course we are likened to be moldable clay so that we can be shaped to walk closer with … Continue reading Smashing Clay Jars

Hanging On Every Word

hanging on every word

The dialog in the book of Job is tedious, to say the least. I got to the part where Job and his “friends” had gone back and forth and they were finally done speaking. Then some young whipper-snapper chimes in and tries to share his wisdom. I have prepared my heart to listen and not … Continue reading Hanging On Every Word

Staying Focused On My Character, Not Others

focused on my character, not others, God's perfect character

Another place where I fall short; completely staying focused on my character and not others. The "well but" and the "yah but" and "okay but" just don't exist in God's word. I answer for my character, not others. After moving out of the depths of chronic illness, I have to settle into life with the … Continue reading Staying Focused On My Character, Not Others

Love A Good Sermon

a good sermon, God's way

I do love a good sermon. You know, the ones that pull you into sitting at the feet of Jesus with full attention. The ones where we forget ourselves, forget our troubles, forget even where we are sitting at the moment. The ones where we are feed nourishment. We all have our favorite pastors, teachers, … Continue reading Love A Good Sermon

Satan, Demons, Angels, Cherubim

The Bible is filled with all of it; Satan, Demons, Angels, and Cherubim. In a way, today is no different than the Biblical times, there is good and evil, war and peace. There are choices and sides to be had. Social media has struck again. This week I ran into more than one conversation on … Continue reading Satan, Demons, Angels, Cherubim

A Cheerful Heart Is Good Medicine

A cheerful heart is good medicine. Sounds good. Sounds righteous. Sounds like something someone would say when they have not deeply suffered from chronic illness. God actually said it and Jesus did suffer, more than we can wrap our human brains around. So let's get a spoonful of medicine and practice that cheerful heart. HINT: … Continue reading A Cheerful Heart Is Good Medicine

Jesus Took Care of Our Reasons for Fear

Fear often grips us. We get stuck, in all kinds of ways. I LOVE being a Christian because Jesus took care of all the reasons I have fear. It is done!!! I am still human, it still sneaks in, and I still resort to Christ every time. Easter is a perfect reminder of what God … Continue reading Jesus Took Care of Our Reasons for Fear

No Matter If Others Understand, Have Faith In God

Not everything we do makes sense to others. Shoot, sometimes it does not even make sense to ourselves. Putting one foot in front of the other in blind faith and obedience allows the walls to come tumbling down not by our own efforts but by God's will. That means blowing horns and marching in circles … Continue reading No Matter If Others Understand, Have Faith In God

New Vessel, New Wine

What does one do with the opportunity to walk out of chronic illness? We take it and run with it!!! By the crushing from disease, we are emptied during illness, so we can be available for new wine, using a new vessel. We walk through the process and out the other end with joy and … Continue reading New Vessel, New Wine

Christian Adventure

Once in a while, I come across FREE "Christian" resources that create grand adventure. This one is beyond cool. You can lay in bed while you are chronically ill and roam the earth through the eyes of a Christian. I have no affiliation with this organization, I just think it is super cool. To be … Continue reading Christian Adventure