Friend, if you are currently in a season of grief and pain, perhaps you find it challenging to praise God with emotional integrity. How can you come to God and worship Him when your heart is broken and overwhelmed by intense emotions like sorrow, anger, disappointment, fear, and anxiety?
This Christmas is so much different – a Christmas upside down. I watch the dazzling lights of the Christmas tree and the smiling faces of my friends. A happy family gathered around the tree, laughing and spreading good vibes.
“But as for me, God’s presence is my good. I have made the Lord God my refuge, so I can tell about all you do.” (Psalm 73:28 CSB)
I don’t know what harsh reality you are facing today. Maybe it’s the loss of a job, the illness of a loved one, the disillusionment from shattered dreams, or struggling with depression.
Life together with God is the key to true happiness and satisfaction. I remember a moment sitting in the car beside my husband. We were driving to an unknown place, we had worries and questions, and outside was raining cats and dogs.
I think of myself as one writing encouraging words – words that help, inspire, guide, and restore hope and clarity. That’s why I am honored and happy to be included in the list of the first 10 nominees for the Encouraging Blogger Award 2020.Continue reading “Writing Encouraging Words – the Encouraging Blogger Award 2020”
Do you struggle with bitterness and resentment in your relationships? We are all hurt people. And we also hurt people. It is especially difficult when we are hurt or betrayed by the closest people: parents, marriage partners, closest friends.
Let me tell you a little story about staying in the game called life. “I will not play this game anymore!” It was unusual to hear this from the mouth of my eleven-years old nephew. He loved this online game and was playing it for months. Concerned, I asked what happened.
Have you experienced the power of art dedicated to God? Art has this ability to touch us in a deep, emotional way and at the same time to teach us profound universal truths.
“Confession of Love” is a poem dedicated to my husband. After some rocky and difficult years of marriage, I found that my love has grown stronger. I have been learning to forgive, to let go of past hurts and to let God heal my wounds. “Confession of Love” is a poem for him, for the man in your life, a poem for your husband.