Resting in the Lord

4.1 My Story You may be like my late wife was when she was battling Stage Four Melanoma cancer. She found herself very tired. She needed rest. My daily caregiving also left me weary. Like my wife, I needed rest. The managing of my wife’s schedule took a skillset even an air traffic controller would… Continue reading Resting in the Lord

Tears Are Normal

3.1 My Story “I removed the tumor. The tests also showed it has spread to her lymph nodes. I removed thirty-four of them,” said the surgical oncologist. I stared at her. She was slowly becoming out of focus as I became teary-eyed. I knew the initial diagnosis of Stage 3 Melanoma Cancer was terrible. I… Continue reading Tears Are Normal

How to Be Happy From the Inside Out

How to Be Happy From the Inside Out Matthew 5:8 English Standard Version (ESV), “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Pure in Heart = Unmixed motives. Matthew 6:1 (ESV), “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no… Continue reading How to Be Happy From the Inside Out

How to be Courageous

How to be Courageous 2.1 My Story One of the first thoughts I had when my wife received the diagnosis that she had stage three Melanoma was how am I going to care for her and love her unconditionally until she dies. I knew the Melanoma was going to kill her unless God intervened. I… Continue reading How to be Courageous

Remember

Psalm 103 Teaches Us To Remember “Bless the Lord, oh my soul and all that is withing me, bless His Holy name.” Psalm 103:1 “As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.” Proverbs 23:7 1. Remember His Forgiveness – Psalm 103:2, 10 “Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his… Continue reading Remember

Glimpsing Glory

Glimpsing Glory With Glimpsing Glory: Poems of Living & Dying, Praying & Playing, Belonging & Longing, Catherine Lawton delivers luminous, Christian spiritual walk poetry that blends the daily journey with God and the beauty and glory of God’s created world. Broken in topical areas of relating, relating, communing, trusting, living, dying, praying and word-playing, we… Continue reading Glimpsing Glory

It’s Okay to be Afraid

1.1 My Story My eyes locked on to the bloody spot on the lower left front of my wife Benita’s blouse. “What’s going on? What’s with the blood?” I asked pointing to the half-dollar sized strain. My heart was aching. It looked terrible, scary. I knew this couldn’t be good. Miss Benita gazed down toward… Continue reading It’s Okay to be Afraid

God’s Sovereignty

Proverbs 21 I recently read Proverbs 21. Proverbs 21 verse 1 immediately caught my attention. I meditated and reflected on the implications of Proverbs 21:1.  I read the verse in several different translations. Doing this helps me secure the meaning of the verse. Attributes of God’s Sovereignty Proverbs 21:1 deals directly with the attributes of… Continue reading God’s Sovereignty

Becoming a Peacemaker

Matthew 5:9 English Standard Version (ESV), “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Peacemaking Is Not avoiding appeasing You Need To Be a Peacemaker Did You Know Unresolved Conflict … 1. Blocks your fellowship with God. 1 John 4:20-21(ESV), “If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he… Continue reading Becoming a Peacemaker

He Won’t Let You Down

Did You Know God is Faithful?  Yes, God is faithful. He won’t let you down. God’s word says in 1 Corinthians 1:9 English Standard Version (ESV), “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” Definition of Faithful The Merriam-Webster Dictionary gives this definition of faithful.… Continue reading He Won’t Let You Down