Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash A strong theme we hear about at Christmas is the theme of light. John uses this theme often in his books…especially regarding Jesus’ coming into the world. When you are sitting in the dark and feeling lonely and sad,...
Photo by Davidson Luna on Unsplash Wednesday, I wrote more of a psalm to myself and GOD about my hard Christmas. I was in a very black hole. I was trying to think of all the truth I could. It was disjointed and sometimes random. Today, I want to focus on one of the...
Just as light removes darkness from wherever it is, so the brilliance of Jesus, the Light of the World, removes darkness from wherever He is. He brings light wherever He goes. Certainly, He brings moral and ethical light and purity, but He also brings clarity and...
This has been a hard Christmas. There have been sad events this Christmas, but also I have been saddened to have to face up to personal failure and shortcomings. So often, I like to think that when hard times come, I will be there for the people who need me in the...
I’m sharing a carol today that is based roughly on the passage in Philippians that reminds us of what Jesus left when He came to earth. Once again, we are reminded of what He gave up for us. It wasn’t simply the splendor of heaven, or the status of being...
Welcome to a Place of Hope
photo: Gayle Sankey Clegg
I’m Martha. I’m so glad you came to visit. This is a place for women who are scared, overwhelmed, brokenhearted and losing hope. One thing we can find together is hope. The Biblical kind that is confident expectation in the person and promises of GOD!
In 2015, my husband had a stroke which changed our lives on many levels. I waited the required year after to see what the final outcome of his recovery would be, and when the time was up, I experienced a very dark time despite the fact that he had improved considerably.
I began seeking out how to find hope for a person who is scared, overwhelmed and brokenhearted. Because I ran the gamut of all those feelings. Often, I still do.
We all need the encouragement of GOD’s Word to remind us of who GOD is, what His promises are and how certain our hope is in Him! It is not because of how strong our faith is but because of who the One is in whom we place it!
But let me back up a bit and tell you a little about myself. I am a wife of just over 50 years to a now retired pastor, a mom of 3 daughters who are grown and married, with 7 grands. I’m also an RN.
We have lived in a variety of places in our years of ministry including Jamaica, FL, TX, IL and now AL near one of our daughters.
Now that COVID has arrived, our neat, controlled worlds have all been turned upside-down. It makes no difference what our age or stage in life, everything has changed. The things we once based our hope on have all shifted.
Come join us as we find hope together in Christ! We’re all learning new ways to trust Him as we discover places we once thought we firm are now shifting out from under us.