We muddled through the next year. How do you restore shattered trust? All of my efforts to be a perfect wife clouded my true identity. We’d been married for twenty-one years. Who was I? In all honesty, I didn’t know. I also destroyed Mike’s image of who I was. He thought I was perfect. He … Continue reading The Beginning of the Long Road Back
Mercy is Cross-work. ‘It is FINISHED.’ I have known and believed the love God has for me. God is love and he who dwells in love, dwells in God and God in him. I John 1 4:16 (personalized) “Remember the river of Mercy I showed you in Colorado?” Yes, Lord. “Mercy is only one … Continue reading Lessons on Love from 1 John 4:16 – Lesson 4
Let My Love Transform You (From my 2006 journals) And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. (I John 4:16 NKJV) Lord, I come to see, to hear, to receive. Open my eyes to … Continue reading Lessons on Love from 1 John 4:16 – Lesson 3
My Love is Not Generic (From my 2006 Journals) “My love is not generic. It is specific and complete. Yes, I love the whole world but I love specifically. Each one, every one is a special treasure to Me. My joy would be incomplete without any one of them.” “The lilt of their voice, whether … Continue reading Lessons on Love from 1 John 4:16 – Lesson 2
Lessons on Love from 1 John 4:16- Lesson 1 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16 NKJV In 2006, God asked me to meditate on this verse for one hour … Continue reading Lessons on Love from 1 John 4:16
Forty years of journals sit on my bookshelves. Only one year is missing—1985. There was too much pain, too much guilt. I burned them. Now, many years later, I wish I had them. The hard lessons learned forever chiseled and molded my life. In the years since God’s hand of mercy erased words spoken and … Continue reading The Only Year I Burned My Journals
I was led to go into my journals today and found these two words that I believe speak to our day. June 29, 2013 Quiet time—Asking God to bring my mind into focus with Him. Psalm 23 comes to mind: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down … Continue reading All that can be shaken is beginning to shake but all that remains will be glorious.