Refiner’s Fire: Purpose in Trials – Revisited

These days it seems we are all going through something; whether loss, grief, financial hardship, physical hardship, illness, difficult decisions, personal attacks, or any number of other things. I honestly don’t think I know a single soul that isn’t experiencing some kind of trial to one degree or another. And in many cases it isn’t…

Spring

Light bursts forth into the darkness!Bold and ConfidentIn its wake, shadows quickly retreat;A futile attempt at survivalThe silent Force of Life begins to stirIn the icy recesses of my heart–Its warmth enveloping; Life surgingAt last, Death’s stronghold is shattered!Giving way to Hope’s rising And sweet call of liberation once again A follow up to Winter Copyright ©…

Growing Through Adversity

A few years back, my husband and I decided it was finally time to donate our old VCR and all of our videos (yes I know, can you believe we still had a VCR?). Not that everything didn’t work just fine, but the nostalgia of having the machine had worn off, and it had been…

Refiner’s Fire: Purpose in Trials

God allows trials and storms in our lives to bring about a desired result. They are never the product of chance or fate, and they are not designed to destroy or harm us. “He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold…

Who Sets the Standard?

Have you seen those commercials lately where a woman, whose teeth are blindingly white, is encouraging her friend to check out her whitening product? Her friend responds by taking the ’tissue test’, in which she holds up a very white piece of tissue to compare against her teeth, and is then horrified to find that…