Everything Has Its Time~~

Everything Has Its Time

3 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

2 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
3 A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
4 A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
7 A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
8 A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.

WHAT IS YOUR TIME???

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HE LIFTS US UP: Father to the Fatherless

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:

As I prayed one morning, my heart went out to all those who have been hurt by the actions of parents and then I heard this song by Jason Upton as I thought of this poem… “Father to the Fatherless”.

Many are so broken,
from the failures of a parent…
but abusive mothers or fathers,
are not always apparent.
Abandonment also happens,
with wounds real and deep.
And these wounds hurt,
causing many to weep.

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Where Do You Find Your HOPE?

As I watched this movie last night, I heard this question asked:

“Where do you find your Hope?”

So many search for answers and hope for their situations. But we need to remember that God’s ways are not our ways… and His thoughts are not our thoughts. We may never understand why things happen… but we have to trust Him for His higher purpose in our lives and just walk in faith. Continue reading

The Single Parent’s Support Group

This posting is for all single parents who are raising their children alone. Too many parents, in an effort to hurt the domiciliary parent, selfishly neglect their children just to hurt the parent. They do not provide child support or may pay minimal child support which only hurts the children. They want to keep extra resources out of the hands of the other parent but it is never extra. Many parents spend little time with their children, even when they have court appointed weekends.  Unfortunately for them, in their effort to hurt the other parent in their anger and bitterness, they are only hurting their children and themselves. Many of these children develop feelings of being unloved and wounds of rejection because of the words and actions of their parent. “The Walking Wounded” can begin at a young age…

Single Parent’s Support Group….
that’s what we all need!
For too many don’t understand…
even with our stories they read.
For unless you’ve experienced it…
the trials of raising children alone…
the extent of the difficulties…
can not truly be known. Continue reading

The Single Mom’s Club

“The common thread that brought us together…

would be the very thing that almost tore us apart.”

This is a quote from a movie…
that recently touched my heart.
And it’s from this quote…
that my posting will now start.
For many of us have joined…
this club that we now face.
And some were voluntarily…
while others with reluctant haste.
For it’s not very easy…
to raise up our children alone.
Especially when we’re wounded…
with the various abuses we’ve known.
But God gives us children…
to raise with His instruction.
Not to be used and abused…
which leads many to destruction.
So we join this single mom’s club…
though many of us would dread…
and we vow to raise our children…
as God and His Word have led. Continue reading

Financial Abuse… Takes on Many Forms

This is for the many who have been victimized by financial abuse. So many are trapped in their homes as victims who have no money because their abusers control all of it. Then many of us have worked to provide for our families while our abusers stay at home and fail provide for their families… only to be victimized again when we finally leave.  There are more aspects to financial abuse than most realize.

Financial abuse…
takes on many forms.
Though not always recognized…
it’s part of abusive norms.
For many are victimized …
held captive by this abuse…
as abusers control funds…
for their own personal use. Continue reading