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The spring of 2015 I had the opportunity to take a long, much needed road trip. Just me, my Jeep and Jesus! Along the way I visited friends and family. Early in April, I left my Aunt Bobbie’s house well rested and lighthearted. It was such a delightful and fun time with her and some of our extended family!! As I headed up into the mountains northwest of Phoenix, I was surrounded by sights I didn’t get to see in Wisconsin… mountains, palm trees, cactus, Joshua Trees and, occasionally, flowers trying to exist in the desert. The road was winding and rolling between the mountains. (Now, if you know me, I LOVE THAT… winding, rolling… up and down, back and forth… sigh).
I had the CD player cranked. I must have had the silliest grin on my face!! I was laughing, and singing, and gasping at the sights, crying, and laughing some more. I was thanking Jesus and telling Him, out loud (LOUDLY), what an awesome creator He is! I blurted out, giggling; “Oh God! I feel like a little kid!!!” I heard my Heavenly Dad’s voice say… “Yes… I am melting away the years.”
And, like He often orchestrates, this song was next on the CD…
“From the ruins, from the ashes; beauty will rise. From the wreckage, from the darkness; glory will shine” – JG
Hi Peace Family, Jami Mayberry here and I have been thinking a lot about waves lately. My father passed away in 2018 so this has been a rough time of adjustment and grief for me. I have learned that grief comes in waves. At first it is constant. And then slowly it begins to come in waves.
It’s funny how a little, simple thing can trigger it. I was grocery shopping this week and walked down the cereal aisle. My eyes landed on my dad’s favorite cereal and I teared up right there in the middle of the aisle at Kroger. It brought on a wave of deep missing him. Friends tell me this is very common but I was taken aback by it.
Author C.S. Lewis said that part of loving is the missing them when they are gone. It’s the price we pay for loving. That seems about right to me. To love is to be open and vulnerable to hurt. It happens to all of us. Whether by death or estrangement, loss is universal. I want to encourage you today that God is there in those moments and waves of missing someone.
Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Matthew 5:4 reads, “Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.” These verses have given me so much comfort during this season and I hope they will comfort you too. And also remember, sometimes you’ll hear just the right song at the right time and it is like a balm to your soul. That’s where listening to Peace 107 can help too! Don’t hesitate to embrace uplifting and encouraging music at these times. We are here for you, Peace Family.
Isaiah 1:18 …Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow…
God knows I learn better with pictures. Do visuals help you learn His truths? A few years ago He gave me this visual…
I had experienced a couple of really hard days and was in need of one of those pictures! Tired, I crawled into bed, turned on my favorite worship mix and closed my eyes.
I saw Jesus sitting on a bench. I didn’t see His upper body or His feet… just His lap. He was wearing His pure white robe, the same robe I always picture Him in. I smiled and sat down next to Him. All that was in my view was His lap and my lap next to each other.
I was admiring His white robe and I looked at mine and it was white too. I squinted a little, tilted my head and, of course, I had to argue that point. I started to imagine smudges on my robe. I even said to Jesus, “After all we both know I’m not perfect…” and He stopped me. A question hung in the air. Again I tried to say, “Well, you have to admit… (I was thinking about my sins)” and He stopped me again… with the same question… with a smile to His voice, “Oh really?” I gasped! My eyes popped open as I realized what He was trying to tell me! That’s what He did on the cross… and He did it completely… I’m forgiven! I’m clean!
I closed my eyes again and looked back at our laps… they were still next to each other. I smiled as I felt His arm around me. My robe is as pure white as Jesus’ robe.
That’s what “It is finished” meant!! How cool is that?! How white is that?!
With the new year comes a time to reset your priorities Peace Family!
Do you read God’s Word everyday or every week? If you’re ever wondering about God’s direction for your life or just need to hear his voice in a situation, the source is his Word. It’s like going right to the source of the spring when you need water. I understand why it’s likened to living water.
If you don’t have a Bible get one. It can even be your preference to have a physical copy or download one online or on your phone. Or do all three! 🙂
Get alone with God and open His Word. It’s a life changer!
Right about now you are in the afterglow of Christmas and looking forward to a brand new year with 2019. One thing I am grateful for: LEFTOVERS! I am a big believer in the fact that many foods actually taste BETTER the second or third day. Somehow the salads marinate a little bit more and the desserts settle into their sweetness in a delicious way.
Don’t knock leftovers…it means you had the means and the time and someone took the TIME to make your holiday special. What an amazing thing in these times. A recent survey predicted that as the Baby Boomers age, we will have a whole section of society called Elderly Orphans. They are folks without immediate family to take care of them in their older years. It happens more and more and it made me so grateful and aware of the people in my life that love me and want to share the holidays together.
One thing I did was make lifelong friends that became my handpicked family. Yes I have a family, but those friends that choose to be around are an added blessing.
So if you see someone without leftovers this year share some of yours with them. There is nothing like homemade food to warm a heart and fill a tummy and let others know they are valued and loved. Peace Family, be a conduit of that love. Be Jesus to others.
Peace Family one of the joys of holidays is going through old photos and remembering.
Once you stop laughing at this one, I will tell you it’s my 2nd Grade picture. I was 8 years old. It wasn’t pretty…I was losing baby teeth, forgot my socks that day and my mom pulled my hair back in a ponytail instead of rolling it. I was skinny but an athletic tomboy who was determined to do well in school, because I had a rough home life. My father had abandoned my family when I was 4, and my mother went on to marry 5 times looking for love. My sister, brother and I just felt in the way.
This could have been a tragic story but something amazing happened. My maternal grandmother took me under her wing. She was a strong Christian woman who saw a bit of herself in me. She had been the captain of the basketball team in high school and head cheerleader and she saw athletic and social potential in me and nurtured that. She knew I was lost as a middle child often is, and she wanted to fill in the gap. She began attending all my sports games and choir concerts and was an excellent role model of what a nurturing, strong woman should be.
Years later I would have a counselor tell me that my grandmother saved my life. She believed in me and gave me confidence. She taught me to love Jesus. And she was a career woman all through the 1950s, 60s and 70s, which was rare at the time. She and my grandfather were married 52 years and were a great example of staying with something even when it gets hard. If there’s any good in me it is because of Dessie Mae and Jesus. I am ever so grateful. She died in 1994 but I wear her wedding ring every day on my right hand and think of her. Especially during the holidays.
So don’t be afraid to get out those old pictures and remember the past and where you came from. And build these kind of memories in your kids and families and stand in the gap when you see a need. It can change a life!
By the way, I’m the one on the second row, first on the left. With one front tooth. Stop laughing! 🙂
From a young age most of us have what is called a Fear Of Missing Out or FOMO. When we’re young we yearn to be older and when we’re single we yearn to be married and on and on it goes. Now that we are in this tech-dependent world it’s hard not to check your phone every few minutes. Or at least several times a day.
Instead of living in perpetual fear of missing out, many people are embracing a new approach to our always-on lives. There are people now who don’t want to be a slave to their tech gadgets and computers. They are taking time to tune out. It’s called the Joy Of Missing Out. Amid growing concerns over our digital habits, a growing number of companies have begun to take steps to encourage people to disconnect.
Google and Apple have both jumped on the bandwagon, adding features to their mobile operating systems that help users track their use. The challenge is REAL: On average, adults spend four hours a day with their social feeds. And 70% of employees say they do not disconnect from work even when they are on vacation, according to a Linked In survey.
With the holidays right ahead of us, I encourage you to take ‘time out’ and really enjoy some face-to-face time with your friends and family. Enjoy a healthy conversation with them and look them in the eye like we used to years ago. You can makes some great memories that way and after all, the only thing we can take with us is our memories. I can’t tell you the number of times I have been in the hospital and reliving memories have comforted me and calmed my nerves.
So here’s the challenge: Only use your phone for directions, ETAs, and taking photos. The rest of the time BE PRESENT in the moment. You will be glad you did!
Peace family, do you struggle with worrying as much as I do?
One of my friends recently posted this on her Facebook status: “Every time you’re tempted to worry, turn it around. Thank God that he’s taking care of that situation.” It really encouraged me, and I hope it will encourage you, too!
This was a great reminder to me that even when I don’t see God moving, working or healing, he is there, doing good things. Even if the way that he takes care of something isn’t the way that I think it should be taken care of, I can still trust him that he is good, that he has a good plan, and that he knows better than I do.
What are the things that we usually worry about? Problems that have happened, the unknown in the future, bad possibilities, and more.
Peace family, we must remember that what God has done for us is more powerful than anything that anyone (including ourselves) has done against us.
We don’t have to be held back by lies or sin that we have done, or that have been spoken over or done to us. Our destiny is not defined by our failures, or by the ways that we have been harmed. We do not need to worry.
Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” However, I can often end up worrying even in the middle of my prayers. I am learning how to not just thank him for all of the things that I’m thankful for, but to specifically thank him that he is working where I don’t see it. It is better for me to remember that I can thank him, and choose to believe that he is moving, and that he is more powerful and wise than I sometimes give him credit of being.
If you find that you are worrying today, take some time to thank God for who he is and what he has done. Thank him for what he is doing right now, even what you cannot see, and for what he will do! You can trust that he is taking care of your situation.