Chronic Illness in the Hand of the Refiner

If we can receive it, chronic illness is a gift ...

“He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the Lord.” Malachi 3:3A MASTER CRAFTSMAN SHAPESA master craftsman deploys many tools to accomplish his artistry in the creation of a masterpiece from a block of wood. The work often begins with a hammer and chisel to effect a major reshaping. A finely sharpened tool may be used to give new contours to the wood. Sometimes, his shaping work calls for the finest of sandpaper. The friction it creates is barely...

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Encouragement from the Blog

"There is no age before which you must begin." Cindee Snider Re
May – Poetry Prompt

May – Poetry Prompt

POETRY IS AGELESS There is no age before which you must begin. Poetry is ageless, timeless, and open to all. Langston Hughes published his first major work at age 19, Emily Bronte at 29, Virginia Woolf at 33, Maya Angelou at 41, and Emily Dickinson was first...

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If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31b
My Bipolar Daughter

My Bipolar Daughter

After eighteen years of loving her, of nurturing her since I picked her up in my arms as a nearly six-year-old in that dingy, Russian orphanage outside of St. Petersburg, I couldn’t believe yet another diagnosis would be added to her multiple others.My dear Anna,...

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