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Love Came Down

And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger; because there was no guest room available for them. Luke 2:7 NIV Love came after. After we fell from grace. After we rebelled and went our own way. After we worshiped idols. [bctt tweet="God's answer to all of it was Love." username="Liz_Petruzzi"] Love Came Down. Love came in human humility. To touch and teach. Defeat death with His Own. Rejoice…

Joy for all Seasons

“There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.” --Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol Christmas is a time of joy. We gather around the table in friendship and love. For some, it means a full heart. For some, it means an empty chair. A chair where a loved one should be but isn’t. What do you do in a season of joy when…

Peace that Prepares

And through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in Heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross. Colossians 1:20 NIV Peace. Peace with God comes through the trail of His blood - the One who came long ago. Came as a baby in a barn. Came to die. Peace with a price. A baby with a God sized mission – to rescue and restore humanity. He came as a human…

Waiting with Hope

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; His kingdom will never end.” Luke 1:30-33 NIV Prepare your heart. Hope is…

What I Need

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 NIV Sometimes it’s hard to be thankful. God is showing me the answer to life undone is often praise and gratitude. Instead of giving me what I want, God in His wisdom gives me what I need. God and I don’t always agree on what this means. Sometimes it means I need a hard lesson. Sometimes I need famine instead…

Never Forgotten

But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me” Isaiah 49:14 NIV Where are you God? I can’t find you in this mess. I pray and pray and all I hear is silence. You have forgotten me. Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! Isaiah 49:15 NIV Is this for me? This world is so…

Bone Weary

I get tired, bone weary and worn out. Sometimes the battle wages on in spite of my best efforts. I’ve prayed. I’ve surrendered. I’ve read God’s Word. I’ve been faithful in what I know to do. I won't give up. The night doesn’t last forever. A new day is coming. Our Father, El Roi, the God who sees; sees me. [bctt tweet="Even when it's silent I can trust He is in my circumstances." username="Liz_Petruzzi"] I can't give up. The Lord…

No Worries

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” –Jesus, Luke 12:25   Life's circumstances include issues and problems - I worry about them all. I worry I will make the wrong decision. I worry about people and situations I can’t control. I worry about outcomes and potential consequences. I worry about hearing God and discerning His will and direction. [bctt…

My Refuge

Life moves and changes unexpectedly – there are seasons it feels unstable beneath my feet. I dig in and try harder to stand in shifting sand. I cry out to God, wondering where He is. Why isn’t He helping me? I remember - when I take control, He steps aside. He waits, a patient smile upon His Holy face. “Dear child, give it to me.” What seems simple goes against gravity. In God’s currency, the least are great, the poor,…

God Will Make A Way

    Is there a relationship or reality that looks hopeless? I’ve experienced circumstances and situations where it’s dark – I barely glimpse the dim light of hope. I want God’s restoration and redemption in the hard, dusty corners of life  – places where there seems to be no solution.     [bctt tweet="God makes a way where there is no way." username="Liz_Petruzzi"]   Impossible is His specialty. I come as a child, place my hand trustingly in His and…