For the last several years, my church holds an annual women's event called "CAPTIVATE". We are always blessed with great speakers, not the least of them being our Pastor's wife Ginelle Payne. Or as her husband likes to call her "Nellie on Fire" because she is 100% a "firecracker" for God! Gosh I love that … Continue reading When Life throws you Mud bombs
In some parts of the country there are Lumberjack competitions where the biggest and strongest compete by chopping down trees and sawing through thick logs. In one such competition, there was a match between a young, strong ax man and an older, slimmer one.....
Did you take some hard hits in 2019? I did, and while they the enemy of my soul was unsuccessful in his ultimate goal (to get me to deny my faith in God and turn away from the One who sustains me), he did land enough sucker-punches to have me “tagging out” and sitting on the side lines for a while. A long while!
I was weary of soul. I was saddened in my spirit. I was low in my faith for certain areas and concerns of life. And so I sat; catching my breath, licking my wounds....
...it has taken me several decades to both learn and unlearn. For example:
It's not enough to learn about the love of God … I also had to unlearn fear.
It's not enough to learn to trust His love … I also had to unlearn rejection.
It's not enough to learn to hope in His word … I also had to unlearn doubt..... (read more)