Pieces of Discernment

Oftentimes we are given a scripture or thought to spend time figuring out.  Maybe it was easily understandable — but other times, we can’t make heads or tails over the meaning, or if it’s even a message for US. This is when spiritual discernment steps in.  Find a trusted advisor, someone who is spiritually sound,Continue reading “Pieces of Discernment”

Holy Week Pieces

This is the week of great miracle.  Jesus rode a donkey through Jerusalem to his final death.  Parts of the journey were lovely, palm branches waved in the air, coats laid on the ground, our version of a red carpet.  Hallelujahs shouted, prayers said, celebrations made. The Last Supper The people angered for justice toContinue reading “Holy Week Pieces”

Pieces of Renewal

Something just happens to our spirit when Spring is near.  Warmer and longer days, more sunshine, bluer skies, and the opportunity to cast off the weight of old man winter! Isaiah 25:1  O Lord, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God; you do such wonderful things! You planned them long ago,Continue reading “Pieces of Renewal”

Confusing Pieces

Usually at least once a week I am mystified by a situation in my life and confusion sets in. Our first instinct is to fix it ourselves.  BIG mistake.  The more we try to fix, the bigger the problem becomes.  It’s as if we are taking one small hill and overnight turning it into aContinue reading “Confusing Pieces”

Pieces of Physical Pain

There are two schools of thought when dealing with chronic pain.  1) Deal with it, internalize, tell everyone you are fine when you are not and 2) Deal with it, find other avenues for venting (journaling, pain management, psychological therapy, etc.) and acknowledge your pain when asked. What is the biblical take on chronic pain? Continue reading “Pieces of Physical Pain”

The pieces of mystery

God is omnipotent.  What does that exactly mean?  I found so much good information online, I am posting a link for your further reading: Click here! We do not have to struggle with the hows and whys, just know that your heavenly Father is now, and ever will be.  The Omega, the beginning and theContinue reading “The pieces of mystery”

Blessing pieces

2 Peter 3 reminds us that all happens in God’s time; not ours. Paul was in jail during this time, he remembers people in his prayers, he thanks God for his situation (do we EVER do that???) and he encourages others. Until recently I haven’t grasped the concept of thanking God for the hard times. Continue reading “Blessing pieces”

Pieces of Support

Oftentimes (usually) we are unaware of those who pray for us, or our loved ones – due to the many prayer circles we belong to and friendships we have (and those of the people we know and don’t know). I received in my email today, a note from someone I don’t know – that encouragedContinue reading “Pieces of Support”

Pieces of Childhood

If you grew up in a family that attended church every Sunday, you will recall in your childhood, having to memorize bible verses.  Granted, they start you out with very short sentences when you are small, but by the time junior high rolls around, you are memorizing paragraphs plus having to remember all the versesContinue reading “Pieces of Childhood”

Pieces of Pain

Pain; whether physical or emotional can be incredibly exhausting.  Both take from us what we normally are able to handle.  We can pray through most of our heartache, we can take medicine that heals our body or mind, we can even crawl into a cave (literally or figuratively) and hide for a few hours orContinue reading “Pieces of Pain”