Tagged with trial

How Do You Survive The Storm?

How Do You Survive The Storm?

It was pitch black when I woke up in the middle of a deep sleep. The wind howled and slammed against our bedroom window with a threatening force. Lightening flashed rapidly and my heart began to race. I jumped out of bed and quickly ran to our lower level. My husband stood in the living room … Continue reading

My Reality of a Brain Injury

A doctor once said to me, “You just need to learn to relax”. This was shocking at the time since most of my friends referred to me as super-chill and laid back. Another doctor had told me this when it came to my chronic low back pain, “It’s not as bad as you think – … Continue reading

Guest Post – Pregnancy Loss & Thankfulness

Guest Post by Jenny Lorton – I am thankful to bring you another amazing, inspiring story for Jenny. She previously shared her triumphant story about surviving polio. Now Jenny bravely shares her experience in losing a precious gift from God… her baby. I pray this story brings you comfort and peace in whatever you might … Continue reading

Book Review – Shackled Lily by T.L. Gray

T.L. Gray contacted me in the summer about reviewing her 2nd book in the 3-part Winsor Series. If you missed my review on her first book “Shattered Rose”, please check it out here. One of the best features of a 3-part book series is that you get to learn more about these characters that you’ve … Continue reading

After the Interview – Steps Toward Employment

I’ve recently posted “Basic Interview Tips“; which seemed to get a good response from current job seekers. So… the interview is over.  What are you supposed to do besides wait? 1. Send a thank you card to the interviewer.  Be certain to get a business card before or after the interview.  This will guarantee correct … Continue reading

Guest Post – Life Through God’s Design

Guest Post by Jenny Lorton – Allow me to introduce a reader with an incredible story. Jenny is a survivor and an inspiration. I hope that her story will inspire you to press on and be hopeful in the promises of our Lord and Savior. God bless you, Jenny. Thank you for sharing! —- For … 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