When Our Dreams Shatter & God Doesn’t Move, We Will TRUST IN YOU (by Lauren Daigle)

When Our Dreams Shatter and God Doesn't Move, We Will TRUST IN YOU (music video by Lauren Daigle) via www.JeanWilund.com

I’m going to a friend’s funeral today.

Cancer.

I hate cancer.

Ten years ago this May, my mom died of cancer.

I lost my dad three years later. Not to cancer, but something else hideous and destructive.

God didn’t move the mountains I needed Him to move. He didn’t part the waters I wanted Mom, Dad and our friend Kyle to walk through.

But I will trust in Him.

Two days after Mom’s funeral, I sat beside Dad. Our shoulders slumped with grief. Dad stared at the floor, fighting tears and hopelessness. 

I cried out to God. “Why did You leave us here without Mom? You know Dad’s health is not well. What will he do?”

The answer immediately came to my heart. [Read more…]

When Stress Mounts — BREATHE by Jonny Diaz (Monday Music)

 

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Is your stress mounting? Mine is.

Breathe.

I have more deadlines than time to meet them.

Breathe.

What if I can’t meet them?

Breathe.

I’m breathing all right. I’m breathing so fast, I might hyperventilate.

You will keep in

perfect peace

all who trust in You,

all whose thoughts are

fixed on You!”

~ Isaiah 26:3

When the storm clouds of stress mount, we can look beyond the storm to the Light … and breathe.

I can’t meet all my deadlines, but I can trust God to lead me each step.

If it’s to be, He’ll do it.

If it’s not, all the stress and work won’t make a difference.

We can trust God with our hopes, dreams, deadlines and results.

Don’t stress. Breathe.

Relax and listen to Jonny Diaz’s music video Breathe and let the light of God’s peace break through your stress today. [Read more…]

Silent Night — The Song That Stopped A War For A Day (Monday Music)

 

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The Spirit of Christmas moved through a song that stopped a war for a day.

The war was World War I. The day was Christmas, 1914.

All was quiet on the western front when the sound of singing rose over the battle field from the German side of no-man’s land.

Stille Nacht. Heilige Nacht.

Allied soldiers, hunkered down in their fox holes, recognized the Christmas carol.

Silent Night. Holy Night.

“Let’s join in,” the Allies said.

Voices from both sides of the battlefront joined together in song on Christmas Eve.

Silent Night. Holy Night. 
All is calm. All is bright.

As the sun rose Christmas morning, the Allied soldiers noticed the Germans standing up from their foxholes, waving.

The Allies popped up, too, but then quickly jumped back down incase it was a German trick.

But it wasn’t.

They watched the Germans carefully, trying to believe and trust what they witnessed next.

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Parachute Lights & The Peace of Christ (They’re better than frown lines and fewer friends)

Click to read about the rehearsal dinner that led to parachute lights and the peace of Christ rather than frown lines and fewer friends. via www.JeanWilund.com

Forty-five people were coming to dinner, and it looked like we’d have no place to seat them.

This wasn’t just a regular dinner.

As if dinner for 45 people is ever a regular dinner.

Our son Bobby and his fiancee Kaitlyn were getting married, and this was their rehearsal dinner.

The groom’s family has one job. Just one. Feed the wedding party and special guests the night before the wedding. That’s it.

Plus, you want to impress the new in-laws, so they don’t grab their daughter and run.

So, what do you do when you learn the night before the dinner that there may not be a place to feed the 45 people coming? [Read more…]