Wednesday’s Words: Can you see the staircase?

Flowers growing in between rocks
Photo by Nathan Weithers

For me, faith is seeing a plant not only growing out of a cement sidewalk, but producing beautiful flowers too! I don’t know how they do it, yet ever so often we see sweet petals swaying gently along a sidewalk or beside a rock (with no soil or nutrients in sight). It’s like a miracle almost. Continue reading Wednesday’s Words: Can you see the staircase?

When you think you have been forgotten …

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!”  Isaiah 49:15 (NIV)

 

God's love for His children
My mummy with my sister (long pants) and I (shorts) – she would never ever forget us!

When nothing is going right

Do you feel sometimes as though God has forgotten you? Those may be the days when in spite of your planning and great preparation nothing goes right. Through no fault of your own you may miss a project deadline, be caught in traffic and end up being late for work, or have so many things on your To Do list you can’t even think straight. Continue reading When you think you have been forgotten …

Do not fear when the heat comes … and it will come

#Barbados #Codrington College
Photo by Gale E

 

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”  Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV) 

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Death is a funny thing.  Even in the midst of our darkest hours, God allows beautiful sceptres of light to filter their way through our fog of grief and brighten the innermost circle of our hearts.  And remember: death is not limited to the loss of a loved one; there is the death of a job/career, the death of a marriage, the death of a relationship (friend, co-worker, child, mum or dad) or even the death of something more tangible like a house or a vehicle.

Continue reading Do not fear when the heat comes … and it will come