Shine on Us, Post # 10, July 31, 2018

Post #10, July 31, 2018          The evangelical prophet, Isaiah, presents a vivid picture of God. Unlike King Ahaz, who refused to trust in God, Isaiah had surrendered himself to the love of God demonstrated in “God … Continued

Trust Our God of Mercy, Post #9

Post #9 Mercy is when God forgives us, rescues us from the messes we’ve made, and lovingly restores us.           In the past eight blog posts and continuing, I’m writing a series about God’s mercy. Although … Continued

Impending Doom: Failure and Good Plans. Post #8

Post #8, July 24, 2018 A few weeks after the choking incident and during the weekly counseling, I found out my husband was smoking marijuana daily again. Since he was not staying sober as he’d promised, I had a feeling … Continued

Lifechanging Encounter with Christ, Post #7

          Yes, the Lord loves to forgive, as Post #6 emphasized. But people often don’t know they need forgiveness until they have an encounter with God. The prophet Isaiah had a dramatic encounter with God.     … Continued

Rebellion Against Love (#6)

  July 17th.  Blog #5 told about my repentance, thirst for scriptures, and new appreciation for Father God. Here is Blog post #6. Rebellion Against Love           Now that I was closer to my heavenly Father, I … Continued

Broken and Restored (#5)

July 10 post left me forgiven but still confused. Here is #5 Broken and Restored,  Blog # 5 of How God Rescues Us From Our Messes           One of the members of my new church decided … Continued

Questions and Confusion (#4)

How God Rescues Us From Our Messes July 10: (July 5th’s post left me in quicksand. Here’s #4 in the series:):                According to, the best way to get out of quicksand is … Continued

Into the Slimy Pit (#3)

((#3 in series, How God Rescues Us From Our Messes) God is merciful, even through our trials. He tried to prevent me from falling into my messy pit. If I had trusted him better, perhaps I could have saved myself … Continued

Out of Tune: (How God Rescues Us From Our Messes #2)

Tune me up, Lord. Bring every part of my being into harmony with your heart and mind. Play your beautiful music through me to express your love, drawing others into your heart. May I, in tune with you, speak healing … Continued