One more thing…ugh

It only takes a twenty second conversation to ruin your whole day.

In the ebb & flow of this thing we call life, some journeys seem hell bent on dragging us into a bottomless pit.

Yesterday was one of those days. I couldn’t believe the words I was hearing. All at once I was shocked, sickened, heartbroken and angry.

In 20 seconds, my perception was forever brused, tainted, and stained. The details don’t matter, however my response does.

I don’t have to wait for the other shoe to drop, because it just hit the floor with a resounding thud.

What now?

This can go one of two ways. I can either stay in this pit and let the Evil One win or trust God to take my hand and draw me back to the light of His love.

I choose LIGHT!

When you get bad news don’t let the devil steal your joy! Remind him that you know your Redeemer lives and will turn things around for you. – Priscilla Shirer

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23:1-6 NIV

Without faith, it is impossible to please God and sometimes He doesn’t provide the entire picture of your life’s plan, just one pixel at a time. – Dr. Kennetra A. Bryant


Gracious Heavenly Father,

You are near those who call out to you in their distress. Even in the lowest valley, You are there. In this season, we ask for Your strength and courage. We need the Holy Spirit to bring us peace and comfort. Father God, protect us from the schemes and lies of Satan. We ask all these things in Jesus’ Name.



  1. Sometimes a talk goes sideways,
    and relationship it fells,
    and you want to find the ways
    to be somewhere else.
    Sometimes you don’t know what to do,
    what you might have said
    when you see the other shoe
    a-falling on your head.
    Sometimes you see, as you must,
    that from start it was flawed,
    and that shows that your final trust
    must lie always with God,
    for He’s always waiting there
    to heal your heart with tender care.

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  2. I’m so sorry for you that something was wrong. But it produced in your mind a good blog post for your sisters a christ. Isn’t that something special? Thank you!

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  3. I’m so sorry that your family is going through this difficult time, Barb. I pray the Lord continually strengthens, comforts, and encourages you. May He give you a tenacity to behold Him, His Light, and His Truth. And He is a God of Justice, and whether justice comes here or on judgement day or both, it will come; you can trust the Righteous Judge.

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  4. Words cut deep – and the wounds take long to heal. I’m still in the process of healing from words spoken by a family member 4 years ago, in fact the 4th anniversary was only a few days ago. The words came echoing back into my mind, my breath caught in my throat and tears started rising in my eyes, threatening to overspill. Yet, somehow, I managed to whisper a prayer of forgiveness, and blessings, on that family member – and Satan got a sound whupping because I didn’t listen to his lies.

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  5. I’ve been learning to let that kinda stuff go and focus on what is true and right, honorable and pure and worthy of praise. (Phil 4:8) Whenever I hear a lie, or have one spoken over me, I condemn and refute it, and say, “nope, I’m sticking with what I know the truth is, I am a beloved child of the Most High God.”

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