Winners, Cheaters Are NOT!

So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left. So Esau despised his birthright. -Genesis 25:33-34, NIV My integrity is not for sale!!! It is very precious to me. If I break my promise, this valuing … Continue reading “Winners, Cheaters Are NOT!”

When through fiery trials…

“When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie, My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply. The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.” -“How Firm a Foundation” (Public Domain) Discovering a spouse’s infidelity certainly qualifies as a “fiery trial!” I love the following line about … Continue reading “When through fiery trials…”

Happy Reformation Day! 500 Year Anniversary.

“Here I stand; I can do no other.” – Martin Luther On this day five hundred years ago, Martin Luther famously nailed his 95 theses to the doors of Wittenberg church. Many mark this as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation(s). One man and his sincerely held convictions transformed the world. October 31st, 1517 was … Continue reading “Happy Reformation Day! 500 Year Anniversary.”

My Birthday

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…. -Psalm 139:14a, NIV Today is my birthday. It is a day that was put into question roughly five years ago. Suicide was something I considered in my darkest moments but never, thankfully, acted upon. This blog would never have existed if I had given into … Continue reading “My Birthday”

A Reminder Of God’s Love For You – A Song Blessing

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. -Zephaniah 3:17, KJV When my divorce was coming and after it was fresh, I encountered the following song by artist, Jamie Grace. It … Continue reading “A Reminder Of God’s Love For You – A Song Blessing”

Are you really pining over that?!

Forgiveness is not the same thing as forgetting. In fact, I would suggest “forgetting” is just “denial” by another name. What helped me in both forgiving and moving on from my ex-wife was writing out what she actually did. Having this list in mind is very useful. Such a list is helpful in dealing with … Continue reading “Are you really pining over that?!”