Hope for breaking hearts

Not my writing, but I had to post because this message is relevant and needed. An adaptation posted by Relevant and beautifully written by Sherri Gragg in Advent: The Story of Christmas. Let the meaningful words sit deeply within you, and change your perspective of the Nativity story. On the morning of December 14th, 2012,…

Thrill of hope

Come all ye hopeless and all ye faithful Lying in a manger is the King of Kings Inside every heart is longing For a thrill of hope – Excerpt from “King of Kings” by // Brandon Heath Luke 1:39-45 gives us the beautifully intimate encounter of Elizabeth and Mary, and at once John the Baptist…

Confident hope

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NLT

Hope in grief // Advent Week 2

We are in the second week of Advent and last night I had the opportunity to attend a service at my church for those grieving during the holidays entitled “Night of Hope”. Since I only lost my mom this year, I had never thought to attend before. I am glad I went because it was…

Peace on earth

“Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Live in Christ

“His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬ b NLT‬‬ Live in Christ, immerse yourself. Saturate your heart and mind with Christ. Give each day to Him. Lay your nights at His feet. The outcome? Peace, His perfect peace.

Peace still to come

Emmanuel God with us You are never alone and always cared for and loved God is for us You have an Advocate, Someone who will go to battle for you bringing peace God is in us You are indwelled with the Holy Spirit, giving strength and counsel for your journey Fear not, oh, Israel for…

Peace on Earth

Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me Let there be peace on earth The peace that was meant to be With God as our father Brothers all are we Let me walk with my brother In perfect harmony Let peace begin with me Let this be the moment now With…

Peace // Advent Week 1

It’s Christmas time & I LOVE that I can say that! I love anticipating activities & events, and that is what the Christmas season is all about. As Pope Francis tweeted earlier today, on this first day of Advent, “the word Advent means coming. The Lord is coming. This is the root of our hope:…

Create space

Grit and Virtue inspires me every day, and this message as we enter into the holiday season is so vital to our well-being. Check out the wealth of encouragement and advice on their website at https://gritandvirtue.com/magazine/ – you might even find an article by yours truly. Take heed of this advice… Silent solitude makes true…