Michigan has finally received the Artic blast of cold air and beautiful snow that winter's in this part of the country are used to. Growing up in Southern California has definitely skewed my idea of cold. Even though we have lived in Michigan for more than six years I still am surprised by people jogging or riding a bicycle when the temperature is less than 20 degrees.
Elementary children don snow pants, boots, scarves, mittens, hats and
Everywhere I looked this morning there was white. White streets, walkways, and driveways. Trees glistening under their clouds of snow and houses topped off with a dollop of the falling flakes. White, white, white, white, white. There was a theme and God spoke to me in the midst of it. "Jann, this is how I see you".
For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more Hebrews 8:12
In recent years, I have been aware of the illness that steals away many of the loved ones of my friends and family in an insidious way. Slipping into their midst at first unnoticed, it creates a new heart-rending reality for all those it touches. I have wondered how they, the affected ones come to the realization of this disease and how strong can they fight against it in the early stages. How do they try to push away this creeping horror?
As I pray "God,
Updated 03-18-2013 at 09:24 PM by RheaB
In a prison cell, he penned the words that lay highlighted in pink centuries later in the one thing I hold closest to my heart—my bible. Paul prayed for the saints that they would learn to sense what is vital and prize what is of real value.
Where is my focus Lord? Do I heal the brokenhearted the way you heal them? Do I feed the hungry the way you feed them? Do I forgive the way you forgive?
What is my perception of them? Do I see them through eyes of grace
Years ago when I was in middle school I longed for love. Not the average everyday middle school crushes but love. I was searching for it, desperately seeking for what seemed to missing. This search resulted in a variety of troubled situations that I found myself in.The song lyrics are flooding my brain, "Looking for love in all the wrong places".
As I searched for this evasive love in relationships, activities and drinking I found