In the priceless moments of memory making, time has been sabotaged by drugs, alcohol, chaos, and the world. While I know the inner peace of God, these episodes overcome me at times.
“They asked if I had any prayer requests today. So, I answered, “Please pray for my daughter. It is hard to wake up every day wondering if she is alive.”
An emotional encounter in prayer, hope, faith, and truth. Recording could not stop the tears from falling. A parents broken heart shows through an audio message.
.."They both keep me going. Caught in the web of parental destruction, these children ease through like escape artists. My grandkids tend to rely on one another in ways other siblings never will. Shadows of unfair circumstances are illuminated by their grace and boldness. They both bless my life and teach me new wisdom daily."..
. .”It is the awkward space of anticipatory grief (when you know the end is near) and longing for life to return. Here we meet our darkest thoughts and our deepest hope, and it is in the black undercurrent of life they collide.”..
People rely on themselves for what only God provides, and it shows. We have entire courses to teach people how to be all about themselves! Self love sounds sufficient and enough.
One day, I will go home.
The Holy Spirit reminds me it is always with me. Refueled with the expectation of comfort through the trials, I refocus on what matters in life. I remember what I can control and rely on- the love of my Father and the expectation of eternity with him.
I typically discuss mental health and addiction. Peppered through these posts are content pieces outside of those topics. This is one of them. People are leaving the church fast and walking away from faith. When life gets hard, they are turning to other means to cope, ensure, survive. Beyond that, people are putting self where …
Together we navigate a world that leaves us perplexed and jaded. Cold to the point of bitterness, we carry on.