The dark and painful seasons we journey through in life
can refine our faith and hold vital teachable moments for
those directly involved. In many instances, experiencing
and persevering through extremely challenging
seasons can stretch us, become valuable insights and
develop godly character. Many storms of life can
become the impetus for us to pour our hearts out to
God, trust God more, and humbly recognize how
much we truly need God.
Jesus warned us in John 16:33, that
"In this world we will have trouble".
Trouble will find us. In life, pain and storms will come,
they are inescapable.
God never promised us a storm-free existence. Some
of our seasons in life, will be stormier than others, but
God is greater than any storm we face, bigger than all
our fears. If God brings us to the storm... God will
bring us through the storm. God is able to keep us
safely anchored through the storms.
When our arms are weary and our soul is battered,
when storms are on the horizon and the flood
waters are rising... God is near... always present
with us. Even in the muck and mire, in the
silence and in our tribulations, God is closer than our
thoughts. When it comes across as God breaking us,
God is always building us, working all things together
for our good, doing many great things we cannot see.
When life becomes stormy, let us be comforted in
the truth that the storm will pass, and even in the midst
of the storm... we can rest in God knowing that God
comforts us in our troubles and God is able to bring good
out of the storms. We are never alone.
We know that being a believer in God does not make us
immuned to life's trials and tribulations. We believe,
God allows hardships in our lives to correct us and make
us spiritually stronger and wiser. Scripture reminds us,
that when our faith is tested, our endurance has a chance
We believe, God allows trials and tribulations in our lives
as part of the molding, shaping and working all things
together for our ultimate good.
We believe, God has a higher purpose and reward behind
every problem, and God is masterful enough to divinely
orchestrate all of our trials and tribulations so they
ultimately draw us towards being the people God
desires for us to be.
Trials develop godly character, and that enables us to
"rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering
produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and
We believe, as we bear our crosses in life and go through
the stormy seasons... we are learning powerful and
purposeful life lessons which will not only help us, but
can enter the hearts of others.
tragedies, we pray that we will not neglect or gloss over
the greater gifts inherent in our wounds. We
wholeheartedly believe, God uses the most painful
wounds and tumultuos storms for our good, and
whatever brings us closer to God is our greatest
blessing and inspiration.
Throughout the years, the avenues of our interests have
grown and changed. It's amazing what God can inspire us
to do when we allow God to move in and through us. With
God as our Guide, we are able to explore new territory
and break new ground. We know that as long as God is
in the forefront of all of our affairs and we are standing
in the power of God... nothing will overcome us.
Whatever it is, we can get through it.
We are dedicated and committed to sowing, on the soil
of the heart, blessings and life lessons flowing from
our understanding, observations and life experiences.
We believe, we can help ourselves best by sowing what
we need most. We pray these humble offerings will, in
some way, positively impact, inspire, encourage and
benefit us all.
We esteem it a great privilege and blessing to have the liberty to reach across the globe to sow a potpourri of
relevant and edifying messages we pray will appeal to the heart, add value to our society, serve as a fresh incentive, a spiritual breath of fresh air, and a storehouse of encouragement.
We pray these seed thoughts and illustrations will, in some way, reach out and speak comfort and strength to the criticized, persecuted and afflicted. May these seed thoughts light a fire of courage for the frightened. For those living under severe hardships and going through deep rivers of doubt and rejection... may those rivers lead us all to overflowing blessings.
It is our prayer this website will serve as a vehicle to lift the spirit of the troubled and distressed, build up the worn, serve as words of healing for the battered and broken, inspire and encourage the minds and hearts of those who are often overlooked, marginalized and deprived.
May we be blessed to learn, grow and be assertive in recognizing the opportunities from all of our experiences and not allow any of the challenges in life to rob us of our growth or development. May we seek God's presence, and trust God for greater stability, resilience, guidance, confidence, assurance, sttrength, and abundance.
We are not here to judge or condemn others. We believe we draw people to God by walking the talk... not by discrediting who people are, what others have done or what they believe.
We believe others will desire to know the Source of our joy... as we let God's Light shine through us.
We sincerely believe blessings and life lessons learned should not be held captive to die with us or placed under a basket, but passed on... from one to the other.
These commentaries are mainly drawn from our collective knowledge, observation and experiences garnered from personal struggles. Although the specific problems wrestled with are not necessarily revealed... the concepts learned in the struggles are.
We can only hope these commentaries will help others to keep God first and keep a laser focus on God in the midst of life's struggles. This approach to life and keeping God first has been and continues to be very effective --- so, we must pass it on.
We passionately believe in the power of walking with God and valuing God's love and glory over our short-term gratification.
Our aim is to cultivate, embrace, and pass on God's
Peace with care, love, and grace... to the best of our ability... no arm-twisting, and no statements of, "You just have to believe."
Our goal is to impart grace, encouragement and edification that will positively strengthen and uplift lives internally, externally and eternally.
We pray these humble offerings will be acceptable to God and never serve as a stumbling block in anyone's life.
We believe, well-timed, sincere and compassionate encouragement can have a powerfully positive impact in the lives of others. We believe, when the right thing is said at the right time... it could be much like vital life-giving and life-sustaining oxygen for the soul.
We have come to realize, personally, just as we need physical food for physical strength, we need spiritual food for spiritual strength. This kind of "Soul food", the Word of God, awakens the soul and gives us the energy and grounding that we need to keep our lives on track.
God of all comfort comforts us in all our troubles so we may comfort others as God comforted us.
It is not our purpose to make you agree with us, but rather to point people to God as their real need and lift up a chorus of praise to honor God, our Creator, Who is awe-inspiring and is by nature... incomprehensible and knowable at the same time.
We know that we are not perfect and do not have it all figured out. We know we cannot open someone's heart to God's Truth, but God can.
This website draws heavily upon God's Word. It is based on the idea of freely offering inspiration, motivation, and edification as a gift rather than trading or asking for monetary support.
We ask that you will read the contents of this site with an open heart and great optimism and find these humble offerings to be encouraging, useful and substantial.
If this website can better equip and point us all to God so that we may live a more awakened life by working and living in God's power and purposes... then, this website has achieved its goal.
May the following virtual chapters be edifying and have immortal significance in the lives they touch.