Focused on the Forbidden Fruit or Focused on God?

Forbidden Fruit.  Sounds ominous or maybe a just little enticing?  For years we’ve read about or heard the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.  I’ve always wondered what paradise must have been like that God created.   Lush greenery everywhere, crystal clear blue waters, and the most beautiful and luscious fruit …

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Broken to Blessings:Beautiful Blessings from God-Part II

Welcome back and thank you for joining me this week as we continue discussing how God releases blessings to us in our brokenness.  There are seven developments that I have experienced during my period of brokenness and I shared four of them last week.  They are: defuses sin, destroys our pride, demolishes our self- reliance, …

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Prayer Series-Part II:Praying in Faith these Four Prayers to God

Thank you for joining me this week as we continue our series on Prayer.  Last week I shared with you the first of four essential prayers; the prayer of repentance.  It is impossible to have meaningful prayer with Jesus Christ if we have not first repented of our our sins, and asked Him to be …

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Refreshed and Revived at Blog Elevated!

At times the life of a writer/ blogger can be downright isolating.  We long for those moments of tranquility, peace, and clarity that allow us to articulate our thoughts, opinions, and passions for our readers.  However sometimes in those quiet moments peace and tranquility is replaced by doubt, uncertainty, and frustration. We are stuck with …

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Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?

 

Why does God allow pain and suffering?  As I mention on my “About me” page,  I was so confused every night as I lay in the hospital bed having suffered a massive stroke in the summer of 2010.  This is the question that I asked myself as I lay with my entire left side paralyzed in the hospital bed every night.  I was terrified, worried, and upset.

While going through the shock and denial of it all, I finally began to understand that there was a reason God allowed the stroke to occur. I know it sounds crazy but the stroke was the best thing that happened in my life!  I want to share with you 5 specific reasons that I God allows pain and suffering in our lives all of which I’ve experienced. I pray it will be encouraging and also a help to yourself or loved one when they are suffering.Why does God allow Pain and Suffering

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Thank You Jesus!

 Today my heart is so full of thanks.  I am humbled from all the blessings in my life.  Yes there are trials, disappointments, and the temptation to worry at times but the Holy Spirit within me encourages so much each day.  Here a just some of the things I am thankful for. I am so …

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