blessings · building-up-one-another · call to service · challenges · encouragement · everyday-faith · God's will

Excuses

Excuses – what are they? Merraim-Webster explains “excuses” – as making apology for something, attempting to remove blame for. I don’t know about you, but I know way too often I fall into the trap of excuses. Somebody asks me to do this, and I really don’t want to, so I make an excuse. The excuse… Continue reading Excuses

blessings · changes · Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh · God's will · liver transplant · Maple Syrup Urine Disease · MSUD

An Expected, yet UNEXPECTED Phone Call

Receiving the phone call that changed our family’s life…a shortened version of my brother’s liver transplant journey and the bumps in the road that we experienced through it all…and reminded of the presence of God through it all!

blessings · challenges · encouragement · everyday-faith · God's-way · having-purpose · moments-in-time · quietness · reminders · surrender

A New Day Dawning

Having recently started working third shift, I soon found there was something that I longed for during each shift. No matter how tough the shift was or how easy it was, there was a moment in the shift that seems to fill me with peace and revive my weary human body. “What” you might wonder?It is… Continue reading A New Day Dawning

blessings · challenges · everyday-faith · finding-rest · God's will · having-purpose · hymns · love-of-God · salvation · songs · spiritual-whitespace

The Apple Tree

Just yesterday as I listened to some CDs that had been stored away for some time. And I was filled with joy and peace as I heard an old gospel song that has meant so much to me over the years. A song of invitation and reconciliation. A song of surrender to the Lord. A… Continue reading The Apple Tree

blessings · challenges · encouragement · hymns · love-of-God · reminders · songs · word-of-God

This World Is Not My Home! (Video Post)

This world is not my home!  Reminded this morning of the need to “be holy, for I am holy” (Lev 11:44-45). We are in this world, but not of this world. We are citizens of a heavenly place and we anticipate that which awaits. I can’t wait to go home… but until then… and what… Continue reading This World Is Not My Home! (Video Post)

blessings · nursing-life · reminders

The Guidance of God

Oft times the mist covers the path before us and we wonder where to turn. The path looks uncertain and at times, disappears in the fog of the day. God has promised to be beside us all the way.  He hath said  “Be strong and courageous.<sup class="crossreference" style="background-color: white; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(A)”> Do not… Continue reading The Guidance of God

52-weeks · blessings · lessons · love-of-God · psalms · reminders

Complete Commitment – Psalms 31:5

“Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me,  O Lord God of truth.” Psalms 31:5 Here we find the Psalmist committing Himself to the Lord and what He has planned for His life. This is not the only time we find this particular commitment in the Bible. We also find it in… Continue reading Complete Commitment – Psalms 31:5