May you and your family find hope, peace, comfort, joy, and encouragement this Christmas season! Blessings to you! — Delana H. Stewart When Christmas is Cold Inside Wintertime Frost Found by the Joy Giver
If I had to pick one song and one moving image to represent my book Three Days at Sea: Soul flotation when the waves are pulling you under I would pick the song Oceans by Hillsong United
Some days are just like that…difficult…challenging…heart-wrenching. Some nights we just need to go to bed early so that we can wake up refreshed with a new outlook. Need compassion?
Finding Joy and Strength and Peace.
Barren, lonely, cold, lost. The Christmas season, though usually a very joyous time of year, can often be an extremely difficult time of year for those who are facing grief and loss. Here are some encouraging words, pictures, and music.
Recently, I heard a sermon about suffering by David Platt. In the sermon, he reminds the listeners of repeated examples in Scripture where tragedy preceded triumph. These stories included: Ruth and Naomi, Joseph, David, and Job. During the sermon Platt said: “God ordains sorrowful tragedy to set the stage for triumph to come.” Often as…
An excerpt from Three Days at Sea about stepping out of the boat in faith…even when the wind and waves of the trial you are facing is swirling about you.
Esther fasted and prayed and trusted that God had brought her to this place and position in her life for “such a time as this” (Esther 4:14). She believed in God’s power to rescue her.
I have been there, in the chrysalis, that is. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting some more. Wondering if God had heard my prayers…
God rescues us from the deep places.
An excerpt from Three Days at Sea on anticipating new things on the horizon when going through trials.
How wonderful it is that we serve a God who does not give us more than we can handle! Even in the deep places His hand guides us. He does not leave us to drown in our times of sorrow or grief or fear. He pulls us up to the surface just in time.
Sometimes the circumstances we face in life hit us like a hurricane. No matter what precautions we take, a point in time comes when we have to sit tight and ride out the storm.
A poem about waiting for hope…
A poem about storms, trials, dark tunnels, waiting, sorrow, and being strengthened.
A life preserver tossed out to you where the flood waters rise and swirl about you is what I desire Three Days at Sea to be for you.
“You’re no longer The little boy who sat upon my knee Who filled the halls with laughter…” A poem about a boy growing up and his trials being much more challenging for his parents.