For the past few years, I have thought of writing this letter, but have always hesitated. This may be due in significant part to my own heart struggles in this area. Putting my thoughts in written form brings a reality and openness to my heartbreak. Many of you are like me. We are the fatherless.… Read More A Letter to the Fatherless
When I woke up Saturday morning, these words were playing in my mind. Joy unspeakable. The song, well, really these words from the song, continued to play through my mind as I busied myself with housecleaning. You know those Saturday morning chores we all love to do (wink, wink). As I moved through my cleaning… Read More Joy Unspeakable!
Isaiah 26:8-9 In the path of your judgements, O Lord, we wait for you; your name and remembrance are the desires of our soul. My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me earnestly seeks you. (ESV) I live in a rural community in Washington state with no street lights… Read More Pause with Jesus – Week 3
Week Two – Seek Psalm 63:1 says, “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” I am a water girl, I love my water more than any other drink.… Read More Pause with Jesus – Week Two
Week One Seek – Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on learning to Pause with Jesus here at Restored by Love with Kristin Clouse. Our lives are so busy and it’s important to take a Pause time where we seek God, not for what He can do for us, but to… Read More Pause with Jesus – Week One
Welcome to our third week of diving into our understanding of God’s LOVE. The writing for our blog is taken from the chapter Damaged Spirits from my book Healing for our Soul Gardens. This week we are focusing on the concept that God’s love is the substance of what we all need. I look forward… Read More God’s Love is the Substance We All Need
This is week two on our discussion on our concept of LOVE. Understanding the difference between the world’s view of love and God’s view of love, helps us to learn to embrace God’s love for us. I look forward to hearing from you all your thoughts on this topic this week. (Excerpts from Healing for… Read More What is Your View of Love?
This week we will begin to dive into the concept of love and some of the reasons we struggle with trusting God because of our damaged spirits. The next few weeks the writing for our blog will be taken from the chapter Damaged Spirits from my book Healing for our Soul Gardens. In order to… Read More Unlovable: My Damaged Concept of Myself
Sometimes when I’m in the middle of a battle I feel all alone. It’s as if no one can penetrate the wall of broken places surrounding me, and even if people are around me, I still feel alone. Do you ever feel that way? Yes, I didn’t think I was the only one who… Read More Do You Trust Me in the Battles?
This morning I am sitting in the surgery waiting room eager to hear my husband’s surgery is completed. My thoughts go to all the battles we have faced this year. Many have seemed hopeless, with no victory in sight. You know those kind of battles that feel like the weight of the world is upon… Read More Where Does My Help Come From?