When Suffering Became a Gift

Ah, here we are in 2015 and I can happily announce that I am delighted to enter a new year. Although I grew significantly in my spiritual life and relationship with God, I am relieved to have this “fresh start.” For some reason, when the clock strikes 12am on New Year’s Day, we immediately feel […]

Compassion – Life’s Gem

Compassion. The one word that I believe helps define who I am as a person. Compassion towards others is something that I have always had and I have a hard time trying to understand how some people just do not have compassion towards others. In my Bible (if you read my articles you will know […]

Suffering Servant

A family friend of ours passed away tragically in a motorcycle accident two days ago, and although it’s been years since I’ve seen him, his death has rocked my world, as far away and removed as it is now. I hate even to say that, and pretend that I can have any part in a […]

Wisdom Through Hardship

Oh how technology has changed things. On my tablet I brought up Google and voice searched “Wisdom”…this is what came up: “the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.” On my iPhone® I asked Siri® what wisdom is and he said in his British accent that there were 4 […]

Hope Abiding

Pain. Agonizing pain. It rips through your body and crushes your spirit. The kind that takes all of your strength just to get through the day. “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 I have been suffering from chronic pain for over a year now. In March of […]

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