Five Minute Friday-Why?

The sun rose today. Assured sign of life, forward we endure. Even when left with why. The scene unfolds before us, time and time again. Words evade, as thoughts escape, and pain is loudly and visibly displayed. We will question motives, means and plans. but there is no solace for hurt, explanations seem futile, ‘Why’ …

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Lost & Found-I Can Do All Things

Another problem is feeling overwhelmed by my own life choices. Choices I made, with consequences that are on me. Overwhelmed wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, employees, can both rise and fall depending on their current state of mind, support, attitude, ability and trust.

Lost & Found-Too Young For That

I spent some time with God, and took this tranquil time to be in some deep thought about many things. Sometimes, when we feel lost, God opens the doors to see the reality that we are just in a different time of life, and that time is valuable and necessary. Surrounded by silence was exactly where God needed me to be.

Lost & Found-Begin Again

Four years of writing bits and pieces of my living and breathing authentic life- yet, for the most part, it was my authentic past, or other's authentic lives that were intertwined with mine, pulling me into their journey far more than I was truly living within my own.

Lost & Found-We Never Cry Alone

So tonight, as I shed some of those tears I thought had dried up, I can rejoice in knowing that Jesus understands that fatigue, he understands my pain, and he understands the tears of joy, he understands my emotions- and yes, he fully understands the flood as the dam was released, and those wet drops began to fall.

He Took It All…

A deeper look at scripture..

Seeking His Peace

“He took up our infirmities
    and bore our diseases.”

The author of Matthew quotes many Old Testament books in a bid to show the Jewish people that Jesus was truly the Messiah they were awaiting.

One such verse is quoted in Matthew Chapter 8. At this time of his ministry, Jesus was healing many people, including those sick with physical and mental illnesses.  The author writes,

“This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:

“He took up our infirmities
    and bore our diseases.” (Matthew 8:17, NIV)

He is describing the healing works of Jesus to be in line with what was prophesized about Jesus by the Old Testament prophet, Isaiah.  This original quote is from Isaiah chapter 53.

First, I was caught by the wording. The word infirmities literally means ‘physical or mental weakness.’ So the author is stating that Jesus took our physical…

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Authentic Truth- Officer Down

People are so worried about their rights, they forget their responsibility to be kind, giving, compassionate, decent, forgiving, honest, loyal, and loving to those around them!