Heart Issues

The Redirection of An Emotional Heart attack

I cannot describe how outrageous 2019 actually was.  There were many days I felt I couldn’t breathe. I ended up in the emergency room because of the aching in my chest that I honestly believed was a heart attack. I’ve had all the tests; my physical heart is fine. It seemed that it was my… Continue reading The Redirection of An Emotional Heart attack

Resting in Christ

How God Responds to Our Pain

If you want to catch a glimpse of God’s heart for you, simply watch a mother with her newborn. The hours spent walking the floor as she tries to soothe her little one to sleep. The energy sacrificed to care for her. The joy she feels when the child grows or laughs or simply breathes.… Continue reading How God Responds to Our Pain

Faith, Hearing God, Revealing Jesus, surrender

Finding Jesus in the Center of My Pain

Ugly tears coursed down my cheeks. Why? How could this have happened? The betrayal hit me like a gut punch. I wanted to scream it all away, or at the very least tear someone apart with my bare fingernails. But even that wouldn’t make it better, wouldn’t erase what I was going through. I felt… Continue reading Finding Jesus in the Center of My Pain

Prayer

Praying When Hate or Trials Get in the Way

  Hate is a word I never use unless I’m talking about cancer. It’s a festering, growing batch of cells that leads to sickness and destruction in one’s body. When it attacks someone you love, everything within you rages and aches. I detest the joy cancer steals, and the life it tries to take. I… Continue reading Praying When Hate or Trials Get in the Way

Hardships and Trials

God’s Favor–The Gift of Presence

If God’s favor meant great health, I’d missed it. If it meant worldly success, happiness, prestige and an expanding ministry, God had abandoned me. But if favor—if grace—meant a vivid revelation of my Father’s heart and a deepening intimacy with Him, then even as I lay in bed sick and fatigued, I rested squarely in… Continue reading God’s Favor–The Gift of Presence