Hidden Potential…

As posted on Green Garden Therapy.com where you can find Lilka in the garden. For the twenty years I’ve lived in my home, I assumed the trees in my backyard are some variety of maple based on the shape of the leaves and their brilliant fall color. Only recently did I realize that they areContinue reading “Hidden Potential…”

Time…

Fall back, spring forward. More than a reminder for my clock each year, these words describe the cycles of life. Falling back hurts. Failed relationships, financial ruin, illnesses, and disappointments are painful. Setbacks can leave us so scarred and scared that we fail to notice God’s restoration. It is difficult to see the beauty inContinue reading “Time…”

Clarity…

This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; EphesiansContinue reading “Clarity…”

Christmas Presence

For Ashley, a post from Christmas past…   “Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me,” Psalm 51:11 NKJV Many people who celebrate Christmas and even some who don’t find themselves rushing around with too much to do and too little time to do it thisContinue reading “Christmas Presence”

Joy to The World!

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people,” Luke 2:10 KJV  These words were spoken on the very first Christmas. The message the angel brought was a joyful one. This verse precludes, “For unto you is born this dayContinue reading “Joy to The World!”

Merry Christmas?

Although Christmas is my favorite time of year, Christmas is not “merry” for many. The holiday season can become a catalyst that accentuates grief, sparks depression and brings about a range of emotions, some of which we would rather not face. Not everyone has a legacy of Christmas memories that leave them feeling warm andContinue reading “Merry Christmas?”

Hopeful!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV “Overflow with hope.” I’ll admit I haven’t been overflowing with hope lately. Part of this is due to lingering details concerning myContinue reading “Hopeful!”

Bend Don’t Break!

Everyone is guaranteed some form of hardship, storms, distress/duress that ultimately forges us into the people God would have us to become. Though not pleasurable experiences, our problems are necessary for our progression from one stage in life to another. The way we deal with these experiences determines how we will come out of them. Some people seem toContinue reading “Bend Don’t Break!”

Get Up!

“For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity,” Proverbs 24:16 NKJV If life is a race, there will come a time for all of us when we fail to make the time we strive for, fall short of the distance, or even fall by the waysideContinue reading “Get Up!”

Sufficient Grace!

Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.  And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 NKJV Many people are under the notion that when they surrender their lives to God all will be well.Continue reading “Sufficient Grace!”