Yesterday I wrote a poem called "Christmas After Death" that reflected the way I felt about holidays after my dad died in 2009. It was hard to relate to other people or enjoy special occasions since he wasn't there. I decided to write the poem because, although time soothed the wound in my heart, I… Continue reading Wings Of The Dawn: A Poem About Hope
Hello, friends! We’ve been pretty busy here with Thanksgiving festivities, enjoying time with family and friends. I wanted to share this great post about loneliness with you, by faithonthefarm17044257. Enjoy!
Loneliness is hard. Everyone faces it at some point. We were made for God and for fellowship with him, and there is emptiness without him. We long for the day when we will be with him forever when we will finally see him face to face. But God never made us to be without human fellowship. He said at creation that it was “not good” for man to be alone. God is enough. All our desires and longings must be fulfilled by him only, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t create us to love one another and help one another.
What do you do when despite being satisfied with God and content with life, loneliness begins to fill you? You don’t want to become bitter. You want to be content and thankful, but inside you can’t get rid of that longing for people and fellowship.
First of all, when you…
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My husband serves in the United States Air Force. He deployed to Afghanistan for six and a half months before our kids were born and has been on countless TDY's since. I am not one to publicly proclaim my heart or give big shout outs to my husband on social media for birthdays, anniversaries, or… Continue reading An Intentional Thank You
I am currently reflecting on my blogging journey. I am still so new to this, just a baby blogger, really. I can’t believe it hasn’t even been two months since I created Your Mercies New, and I already have 40 published posts. Wowzas! I’m still assessing where I want to go with my blog. What… Continue reading Seeing Struggles Through The Lens Of Faith
On a whim today, when I was desperate to entertain Lyla, I popped her on my lap in front of my laptop and said, "Let me interview you!" She willingly agreed. Not only does she love to talk, but she also finds great joy in pressing on the computer keys, which was her reward for… Continue reading Interview With A 3.5 Year Old
Yesterday I had a tough day with the kids. Looking back on it, I see that I was actually having a tough time with myself, which made it hard to deal with the kids. My mind swirled with doubts about being a mother, insecurities crept in, comparisons were made… Not my finest hour, as you… Continue reading The Greatest Of These Is Love
You’ve heard the line before: “Kids say the darndest things.” My daughter Lyla proves this true, every other minute of every day. Last night we gave her half of a Tums tablet for an upset stomach. Thomas: "Does the tums taste like a smoothie to you?" Lyla: "No, it tastes like a coyote drinking orange juice… Continue reading The Eyes of a Child