• A pocket watch lies partially buried in the sand.
    ORIGINAL POST: 7 years ago (13 Feb @ 17:59) All I wanted to do was to freshen up the look of this post by adding a featured image. The clock and the sands of time were appropriate. The events in this post actually occurred 18 years ago. My son passed away
  • Watercolor butterfly banner
    My Gift to You ... FREE Journal My Gift to You ... Every time I take a moment to breathe in the fresh air, listen to the cheerful songs of chirping birds, and watch the trees dancing in the summer breezes, I hear God say, “This is my gift to
  • A woman looks out a misty window gazing at rain drops.
    I once met an ex-pastor’s wife who felt she had no purpose in life and just wanted life to be, “Over with.” She had been through a lifetime of abuse, and then she had served in ministry for years, only to experience more abuse. She was exhausted, broke, and alone.
  • Stacks of ancient pottery
    When everything feels lost and time has passed you by, there is still room for redemption. Value is found in the most surprising of places. Opportunities for redemption present themselves in extraordinary ways more often than you may recognize. Whether we are receiving redemption ourselves, or if we are participating
  • Sculpture of a baby angel
    Metaphors are illustrations of God’s lessons.  Recently, a friend sent me a brief video of an artist carving an image from a river rock that could fit in the palm of your hand. Not only did this video resonate with my own experiences along life’s journey, but it illustrated many
  • woman viewing multiple time pieces from behind them
    We hear the phrase, “God’s timing is perfect,” when there is a tragedy with an unfortunate outcome. To comfort ourselves, we say, “God’s timing is perfect.”  What does that mean? That God knew exactly when to end the life of someone? That He knew that by the death of a
  • Seeing the unseen.
    To create … envision (see) the unseen. To understand … listen to hear what is not being said. As an artist, I’ve naturally been fascinated by shapes, forms, and patterns (both in the physical realm and the behavioral, and spiritual realm.) As a minister, those patterns are even more obvious
  • Peace in the night
    12 Things I’ve noticed regarding the worldwide pandemic that brings hope. Trials and tribulations have a way of exposing our true beliefs in what we say we have faith in versus, what we truly believe. ENCOURAGING VIDEO  |  ENCOURAGING SCRIPTURES 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and,
  • When you become unrecognizable ...
    When the world as you know it is unrecognizable, you can count on the fact that you are in a state of transitioning from what was to what is to come.  God’s Fatherly wisdom gives us visual metaphors to explain His heart and His ways. The butterfly is one of
  • GPS planning the way
    Do you believe that you are on the right path for your life? When was the last time you checked your location to make sure you were where you need to be? 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
  • A love for writing
    A book is more than an expensive business card or vanity project. A book is part of the legacy of thought that we leave for those who seek answers and inspiration. Growing up my Grandmother had talked often of a Rev. James Ireland. Her maiden name was Ireland, and for
  • Rebuking
    Have you been taught that in order to “fight Satan” you need to rebuke him? When you are being “beat-up” by “the enemy” are you frustrated, because no matter how much you say, “I rebuke you Satan in the name of Jesus,”  nothing seems to happen that changes the circumstance?

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