Tag Archives: healing

Thoughts Post-surgery

My Friday and Sunday posts were pre-scheduled. Today, I’m home post-surgery. Thanks to God, everything went smoothly. I also thank my surgeons, Dr. Song and Dr. Kanka, my anesthesiologist, and the nurses who assisted and comforted me during the process: Tambra and Ruby, Edith and Lolly. Now that I’m home and thinking back on everything, […]

Into the Spirit’s Hands

“Into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46) Peter, Stephen, Barnabas and Paul (Acts 4:8, 6:5, 11:22-24, 13:9) were all filled with the Holy Spirit, as were many of Jesus’ followers (Acts 2:1-4). These four in particular committed their spirit into the hands of the Father, submitted wholly into the power of the Spirit’s […]

Presents or Presence

Those of us who will celebrate the birth of Christ this weekend will also very like have a Christmas tree nestling presents underneath it like a mother swan sheltering her cygnets under her wings. Will we take time, before presents are opened, to consider why we celebrate? Will we, as each gift is unwrapped, consider […]

Like Moths to Light

We Christians talk about seeking light, as moths seek light in the darkness. The truth is, we talk more about darkness; we seek it and cling to it while offering rationalizations for doing so. Just look at this election. We desire Christ’s name, but not His words, not His commands. In our modern era we […]

…and Justice for All

When you see me, who do you see? A Black face? Someone who evokes rage or fright, Undeserving mercy, grace?   When you see me, who do you see? Blind and white and deaf; loath to step into shoes of your pain, color, grief or plight?   When you see me, when will you see […]

Are We Ready?

  In Luke’s account of the Sermon on the Mount, (The Sermon on the Plain, Luke 6:17-52), he records Jesus telling us to love our enemies and pray for them. He writes of Jesus instructing us to refrain from judging or condemning others. He recounts Jesus reminding us to look at the logs in our […]

Healing Hurts

Invisible affliction occurs And stirs wounds, exposes scar tissue; Those who are living outside my skin Cannot help or hope to harbor Empathy or like circumstances. No, you strike it from your point of view Granting no value to where I’ve been So you simply say, “Move on.” We must both gather to heal at […]

Soul Scents

Allow me to introduce you to Paula Moldenhauer, an accomplished author of fiction and non-fiction books. Paula has also written over 300 articles on parenting, encouragement for moms, homeschooling, marriage and family, and general spiritual encouragement. She has recently published Soul Scents: Bloom, her third in the Soul Scents series of devotionals (there are four, […]

Short Hiatus

Lovely Friends, I apologize for being remiss in visiting your blogs these last two weeks. I have been packing for a long-awaited move into affordable senior housing. The list has been long, but my name finally came up, and the Lord has graciously moved the process along quickly. I am moving this weekend! Unfortunately, I […]