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I’m mom of 4 sons, wife of 1 great guy, child of the King and a breast cancer survivor sharing the glimpses of joy I find in every day life.

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  1. This is a great post. When things are hard, I find that I tend to pray a lot and become so close to the Lord. When things get easier, sometimes I find I become complacent. (Or the erosion?) This is something I have been working at. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Well said, Holly. My body is filled with so much pain and fatigue today. Going to get in His Word some more and get revived. Thanks for the encouragement.

    • So sorry to hear that you are hurting today, Lucille! I will definitely be praying for God’s loving hand to hold you, comfort you and fill your heart with His peace today…and every day.

  3. I want to thank you for your post and congratulate you on overcoming your battle with cancer. HE is better than He has to be, Praise Him.
    I have that kind of year. A season of a dear boss passing suddenly. We were yucking it up on Thursday evening at close of business, he graciously gave me Friday off to spend with our teenage son. It was a glorious day with our son and then that phone call no one wants of the passing of Tom.
    Life moves forward The Lord’s presence so tangible through the storm, then transitioning me to a working home office, the adjustment of an office of 1 down to 2 after nine years.
    The continous travel of my Man for his job, the death of my Aunt (she is healed and with Jesus), the ugly diagnosis of a best buddy from the 3rd grade (we are both 50 years old) with Aplastic Anemia and the possiblity of a bone marrow transplant looming in her future.
    The decline in health of my Grandmother (she needs Jesus, not religion) she is 94 years old and it is to be expected, but it’s never pleasent.
    And so I cry out to Him that has been my shelter, my strength, my cloak, and ask him to not leave and be ever present in these trying times.
    So desperate sometimes to not feel so alone, and then the knowing I am never alone. Fighting the fiery darts and lies and speaking God’s word out loud (advantage of working by one’s self) to combat the lies and hear myself speak the truth.
    Feeling like a failure for not being able to get to women’s bible study every 2 weeks, at the same time my quiet time is so treasured and I play worship music through out my work day.
    And feeling as if another item is added to my plate, that I and that plate will shatter into pieces.
    Again thank you for this post and giving me the ability to respond.
    May the Lord bless and keep you and forever speak His healing word into your life.
    Until HE shouts,
    Celeste Hill

    • Praying for a better year next year! May God wrap His loving/healing arms around you daily!

      God BLess!

  4. Yes, daily, prayer. Reading Gods Words. The Bible. And singing to Him. These help me each and every day. I often just start singinging Allelujah and my voice moves on to praises that just flow. I also sing hymns of my childhood. I’m amazed how many words come flooding back!
    Pray!
    Read!
    Sing!
    Count Blessings–5 every single day!
    Count five ways you are wonderfully made by God–every day!! Like my nose is a nice size, my cells do their job, my nails grow strong, all and any

    All this I do..as I battle effects of traumatic brain injury with declining brain function

  5. Lately my soul has been eroded. Work is super super busy and dealing with my aging father. Just seems like I go go go to work, Bible study, see my dad 1+ times a week, etc.

    I feel like I’m on a merry-go-round filled with stressors and I’m not the kind of Christian I want to be. I try to pray often (7 times daily) & sing praises, listen to Christian music all the time–it helps some, but not always@

    Perhaps with holidays looming and time off I can stop the complete erosion of my soul@

  6. Holly ~ I’m so sorry I missed this! Such great nuggets of truth in this and I love the “erosion” metaphor. Its so easy to get caught up in the scramble of every day and lose focus on the One who sustains us always- not just in crisis- but in the every day as well. Thank you for your fresh perspective!! So great to read your words here!

  7. Thanks so much for sharing. My own erosion is dealing with invisible and unseen forces that are bent on stopping me from reaching my goals and accomplishing my God-given destiny. You can imagine fighting battles with things you don’t see. Just as the Bible says we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers and the like. Recently I lost a great deal of money through a very bad deal all because of those demonic powers that are out to frighten and frustrate me. But I know that I am more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus