This week, I was met with some heartbreaking news. The first couple of days that passed since learning of it… I struggled with some things. After putting words to paper in poem, I cried. Then, I cried some more and told myself I was okay. That everything was going to be okay. Yet, when you see, hear, or know someone you love is terminally ill… are you ever okay?
The answer for this has not been easy, but in my heart.. I have come to realize that no… I am not, and perhaps it is within reason to believe that no one ever truly is when coming to terms with the concepts of time and mortality.
My mind has been a sea of questions and possibilities as of lately. My heart too, has been the heaviest with the weight of decisions and words that I dare not say, simply because…
James the Elder is one of two known James mentioned in the bible. He is often mistaken to be the author of the book of James, when in fact it was not James of Zebedee that wrote it, but Jesus’ half brother, James. As it is believed that the book of James was written somewhere […]
It has been at least a couple months since I truly sat down and read God’s word and reflected on it. This morning, as I was going to begin to try do so some more research and reflecting on James of Zebedee and his brother, John I felt a pull to go another direction. My […]
James of Zebedee, much like my favorite disciple, was one with a fiery spirit. We can see that in the appointment of a nickname as one of the: Sons of Thunder. Mark 3:13-19 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Appoints the Twelve 13 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they […]
The Power Of Fear The presence of this new corona virus has caused an uproar, and the response has been alarming. While there is reason for concern, a greater power seems to have struck the hearts and minds of many. That being fear. So during this time of crisis, I am pausing my current study […]
Came upon this blog post this evening as I was skimming through my usual reads. It was a much needed read as lately with the flu sweeping through the apartment and an impending move… along with some big transitions, anxiety and worry have been at an all time high. This is surely a read for […]
James, like Peter, was known by more than one name. He was also called: One of the “Sons of Thunder James, “Son of Zebedee” The Greater The Apostle James James, Son of Zebedee He was one of four people in the New Testament with the name of James. What is it though that makes this […]
When the heart hurts it can be hard to love or immerse yourself in the Word. This morning, I came upon this beautiful message in Counting My Blessings. Culture looks at love as a feeling. But the Bible describes it as so much more than the way we feel. Jesus had some things to […]
Needed this reminder so much today, as it has been a trying week. In terms of patience and my neighbors. Sometimes, it is so easy to lose our tempers and do or wish ill on our neighbors. Thank you, Summer Setting blog, for this beautiful reminder! If there was ever a human being who did […]
Stress over my son’s struggles at school over the past three years and some of the attitudes following the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton has crippled me. So much so, that I’ve forgotten something important: That God is always in our corner. So when I came across this blog, I was truly touched […]