Begin Again: Set Ablaze by Anita Maldonado

Faith Grace Strength

Just like this hillside, my soul has been scorched by fiery trials. For many years, I waded through the thick black smoke as my soul was left desolate, dry, and gasping for air. All signs of life were stripped away, leaving only a remnant of skeletal remains. I felt forsaken and forgotten. It was hard to imagine my soul flourishing again.

Begin Again: New Life In A Broken Marriage by Sarah Geringer

Faith Grace Prayer Solitude Strength Uncategorized Waiting

I heard God whispering to my heart when I read that story. You like to bake…what is his favorite dessert? I remembered how much he liked cheesecake. Working up my nerve, I invited him over for supper on a Sunday night. He agreed, and I prepared our home, a special meal, and my heart for his arrival.

Begin Again: When Two Hearts Finally Become One by Meg Weyerbacher

Faith Family Grace Guest Post Strength

Husband and I lay, backs on the bed staring at the ceiling, no kids at home. Finally, time alone. How would we spend this time? Would it be as all the times before? Pretending we weren’t hurt? Hovering surface level?

#FiveMinuteFriday: REFINE (a poem)

Faith Grace Poetry Solitude Strength Writing

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is REFINE.  Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes (//) indicate where the timer started and ended. Your turn! Join us at Kate’s

Merry Christmas from the Cisneros Family

Faith

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give his life as ransom for many.   – Mark 10:45 Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Season’s Greetings! Happy Holidays!

Let Grace Replace Your Fight

Christmas Faith Strength

These last two weeks were riddled with situations that, only a few months ago, would have sent me off the deep end with fire on my tongue and venom in my voice. Co-Parenting is hard

Book Review: Play With Fire

Book Review Faith Grace Reading Writing

Bianca Juárez Olthoff is the Chief Storyteller at The A21 Campaign, a global anti-human trafficking organization. She is author of Play with Fire: Discovering Fierce Faith, Unquenchable Passion, and a Life-Giving God.  Comparing her deliverance

#FiveMinuteFriday: Lift

Faith Grace Solitude Strength

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is LIFT. Below is five minutes of free flowing writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! //I felt the weight

God Cannot Bless Who We Pretend To Be

Faith Grace

“Do you like playing the victim?”  Her words stuck to my flesh like splinters stick to my shoes when I walk through the backyard at grandma’s house. Pulling the stickers off is always painful because