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You definitely don?t want to do what I did.
I thought I was fully prepared for our family devotional night: Bible and lesson plan?check; television off?check; kids?check. However, in hind sight, I can see now the whole thing was doomed.
Rookie Mistake #1: I put all three children, ages eleven, nine, and six, in the same room. But, wait, isn?t that the family part of family devotional night? I thought so too, but I quickly learned my error.
Rookie Mistake #2: Not only was there typical sibling discord about seating arrangements and whose foot was touching whose body, but there was More >
Dear friends, I’m THRILLED to introduce you to a precious woman, author, and new blogger friend of mine, Nola Katherine Trewin. You will be entranced with Nola’s powerful story of how the Lord transformed her life after enduring years of childhood abuse. Her break-out book, I Can Begin Again, is a best-seller waiting to happen. I was introduced to Nola through her daughter-in-law, with whom I attend church. I’ve invited Nola to guest-post today on Comforted By God; this short article will give you a beautiful taste of her entrancing writing style, leaving you yearning for more of her story.
If More >
Bad news. Whether it’s from a doctor, your spouse, or your good friend, we all hear words that take our breath away. No matter how well someone tempers the blow, bad news is like a sledgehammer bearing down on our temporarily perfect world.
What do you do when you receive an ominous report? Tell your husband? Call a friend? Post on Facebook?
How different our lives would be if we came to the Lord FIRST rather than last?
As we turn to God, the Comforter of our souls, we pray with the psalmist:
I lift up my eyes to the hills–where does my More >
Last week I received a phone call from Janee Harrell, host of a new NATIONAL television show, Revelations of an Authentic Woman, inviting me to be a guest on the program! For this reality show I?ll be given a video camera to record diary-style my trials, triumphs?and everything in-between. The initial interview will be conducted this week at my house (I?m trying not to panic with all of the housework that needs to be done). After that I?ll document my life with the video diary and More >
Angry. So angry. Not at anyone in particular, or even at God. I was just furious at life and how it was turning out.
My childhood dreams didn?t include gut-wrenching endless pain. I never set out to be crippled. My bucket list never came close to this.
Few people seemed to grasp the severity of my illness. Everyone seemed so carefree and happy. While my peers shopped for adorable Easter outfits for their children, I was at home gasping for my next breath.
Offense came easily. Patronizing comments bothered me the most: ?Do you have good days and bad days?? No, More >
Those were the dark days. After I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), I desperately researched the internet seeking answers and solace. I visited several online support groups, only to leave miserably discouraged and afraid. Every website and discussion group revealed one thing: a grim future. I couldn?t bear to read people?s heart-wrenching stories, because it was my reality at home too.
But, sometime in those early days, the Lord grabbed hold of my heart and instilled a glimmer of hope. No, I wasn?t miraculously healed, nor could I walk. Constant pain filled my days. Nothing changed–except my soul.
Through prayer More >