Faith in the Darkness

“To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust Him in the dark – that is faith.”    – C.H. Spurgeon Since I was a child I have heard people say, “Faith is believing what you cannot see”, but I like Rev. Spurgeon’s description better. If your life has always been full of light, you may disagree with me. Once you experience true darkness, you may change your mind. I know that doesn’t sound beautiful, but remember we are here to talk about real life. In real life, it cannot be light all of the time. Just as sure as the sun rises and sets, darkness will come. When it does, what will happen to your faith? On Easter of 2016, I stood in the breakfast area of my home talking to my mother. I remember smiling ear to ear and declaring, “I am so happy! I am truly … Read more

My Mother is an Angel

My mother is an angel! Some may say that this is impossible, but I know that it is true. Now, let me tell you how I know. When I am sad, she knows exactly how to make me happy. When I cry, she wipes my tears away. She is the ear that hears my every word, and from her mouth comes great words of wisdom. When I am down, she speaks encouragement. When I am lost, she is my guide. When I am sick, she is my nurse. She is the one I lean on when I do not have the strength to stand alone, and when I become too weak to stand, her arms extend to hold me. She is my cheerleader when I cannot seem to go on, and my counselor when I need answers. When I cannot pray for myself, she is my prayer warrior. When I … Read more