Pain Transformed

Pain Transformed

by Danetta Kellar @DanettaKellar You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. Isaiah 62:3 Deep in the cavernous darkness of the stony cold mountain a miracle is happening. Unseen and hidden away, the elements of darkness are being transformed in their very essence […]

The Real Comfort of Christmas

The Real Comfort of Christmas

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for… Isaiah 40:1-2 Our hearts long for comfort at Christmas. I remember the comfort of waking up one Christmas as a child and finding it had snowed three feet during the night, […]

An Unusual Gratitude

An Unusual Gratitude

A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all. Psalm 34:19 Every year, my family and I spend the month of November writing down what we are thankful for. In the beginning, when we lived far away from home in the Arab world, I simply cut the paper which […]

My Favorite Picture of My Father and Me

My Favorite Picture of My Father and Me

…the beloved of the Lord will live safely by Him; He protects him all the time, and the Lord places him on his chest. -Deuteronomy 33:12, NET I sat upright, my book crashing to the floor beside the bed. That sounds like a train. And it is coming for our house. I leapt to the […]

Tears are Not a Lack of Faith

Tears are Not a Lack of Faith

Tears rolled down my face. I couldn’t stop them. I heard the platitudes. “He’s been with you a long time.” “He’s lived a long life.” I knew that, but the pain of loss still thundered through my heart My dad’s been gone for almost six years. I still miss him. I sobbed the day we […]

The Comfort of Music

Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Even before I started piano lessons at age six, the sound of music filled our home constantly. When spending an evening, or a Sunday afternoon at home, the record-player filled the house with beautiful classical music. Besides that, Daddy played […]

He Leadeth Me Beside the Still Waters

He Leadeth Me Beside the Still Waters

He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; Psalm 23: 2-3 (NKJV) I didn’t realize how painful the heart could hurt until one of my sisters passed in 2008 and another one a year later in 2009. I can’t describe the feeling except that it pierced to my soul. I thought I […]