Filed under Bible

The Winning Trials in Life

The Winning Trials in Life

Do you ever wonder what your life might be like if you hadn’t gone through various trials? Did that particular challenge completely reshape your future by opening your eyes to unfavorable traits or behaviors? Did you vow to turn your life around after surviving those difficult moments? The truth is… some people will learn and others … Continue reading

Guest Post – I Thought You Hated Me

Guest Post by Renee Fisher – I am humbled and excited to have Renee Fisher as a guest blogger this week. We “met” through iBelieve.com and have become friends over the last year. Renee inspires me as a writer and Christian woman. I am truly thankful for her friendship and, dare I say, unintentional mentorship. … Continue reading

Guest Post – Living Like a Christian

Guest Post by Veronica: Returning for a second time on WordsByMara is my friend and co-worker, Veronica. Today she is sharing her testimony and story of coming to faith. Our relationship with God is constantly growing and needs tender care. I pray that you are encouraged by Veronica’s story. — Blessed to have been raised … Continue reading

Christian Fighting

Getting into a disagreement with another Christian can often be more frustrating than the initial issue or problem itself. It’s okay to disagree and to share different perspectives, but it’s the way that we choose to handle it that matters the most. I’ve seen it happen and have been in the midst of some rather … Continue reading

My Thoughts on Faith

  Faith is the ability to believe what you cannot see.  It is the ability to press on and trust in God’s Word and Truth.  Faith is knowing that despite your circumstance… God will bless you.  It is delighting in the trial and thanking God for our troubles.  While the Lord is polishing and molding … Continue reading

How to Overcome Trials

Until recent years, I thought the biggest trial of my life was going to begin and end with my motorcycle accident in 2005. Since it was such a long process to recover, I selfishly hoped that the Lord would never put me through something like that again. Wrong. Trials aren’t about who we are or … Continue reading

Worship Style and the Church Masquerade

Every Sunday morning as a child, my parents led us into our Lutheran church and sent us off to Sunday school.  I remember the thick smell of jelly donuts and stale coffee that clung to the air in all the morning chatter.  My sister and I would twirl in our Sunday dresses and eagerly skip … Continue reading

When God Is There – A Poem

I started writing poetry at age 14 and it honestly helped me through some difficult days.  In the recent weeks, I just started writing and found healing through an old hobby.  I love the creative comfort it provides and knew it would help me through another long trial.  Here are my thoughts and heartache through … Continue reading

Anatomy of Sin and Grief

I took a little break from writing blog posts because my head and heart was not in it at the time. My words and actions began to slip into a former sinful nature. I hated seeing myself through the lens of grief, it had turned me into a person that I haven’t been in a … Continue reading