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Hang On

Storms, trials, dark tunnels, waiting, sorrow, and finding strength!

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Birth of Peace

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

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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

compassion, mercy, faithfulness

Experiencing a Difficult Day?

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?

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Finding Stability

In my devotional reading today in Beth Moore’s book Whispers of Hope, I was challenged to think about whether I place my faith in what God is doing or in Who God is. Where is your faith placed? How do you find stability in your roller coaster life? See my review of Whispers of Hope,…

Weekly Photo Challenge: One with You

Times in life, in our journeys through life, many of us experience moments of feeling like we are the only ones going through something. There are times where no one around us understands what we are experiencing, and even times when they offer lame advice (as Jobs friends flung on him). Remember during these times…

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Soul Visitation

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be visited visually by the Lord Almighty, even in a dream or a vision. I wonder, at times, what it was like for those visited by angels…who often began with the phrase “do not be afraid.” Sometimes I have wished at least for a hand to…

valley, darkness, despair, Psalm 23

He Knows the Way

The stories, poems, and devotions in Three Days at Sea are an outpouring of personally experiencing the presence and power of the Lord in my life during difficult seasons. In looking back at those times in my life, two verses often come to my mind:

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Tragedy to Triumph

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…

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Thinking about Whose Child I am

Today I have been thinking about the coming Father’s Day this weekend…and thinking about the day the Lord God adopted me into His family as His child. Sometimes we go through trials in our lives that may  leave us wondering and questioning His love for us. This morning as I read a familiar passage in…

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People All Over the World

                                                                                                                                       Too often in this journey we call life, we get caught up in how we are different, rather than in the things that bring us together. We all experience joy and sorrow, laughter and tears, celebration and suffering. We are all just people. Just People People are people All over the world. Every man,…