I’m aj

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NOTE: Current DEVOTIONALS can be found on the right side, click on Devotionals under CATEGORIES. You may post a prayer under Blog.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4:  “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

Are you trying to make sense out of pain and heartache? Do you have a difficult time understanding God’s purpose in your trials?  In Roman’s 8:28, God’s Word says He causes all things to work together for good. It took me many years to understand this Truth. I believe He enabled me to experience my trials to change me, so I could offer healing and help to others with the lessons He taught me. I pray through the examples I share, you will see your trials as gifts from God to draw you closer to Jesus and the hope and healing He offers.

Please check out my  WRITING tab for an intro to each chapter of my upcoming book, Lovingly Broken!

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There is also a RECIPE & TIPS section where I share favorite recipes or tips from my years of cooking simply, and nutritiously. There are a few sweet treat recipes, too, because everyone needs a good treat, once in a while.

I hope you will enjoy my website. I look forward to hearing from you.  aj

 The worst days I have ever had!

“The Lord gets His best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.

Great hearts can only be made by great troubles.

The spade of trouble digs the reservoir of comfort deeper, and makes more room for consolation.

The Lord’s mercy often rides to the door of our heart, upon the black horse of affliction!

I bear my witness that the worst days I have ever had, have turned out to be my best days! And when God has seemed most unfriendly to me, He has then been most kind. If there is anything in this world for which I would bless Him more than for anything else, it is for pain and affliction. I am sure that in these things, the richest tenderest love has been manifested to me.

Our Father’s wagons rumble most heavily, when they are bringing us the richest freight of the bullion of His grace.
Love letters from heaven, are often sent in black-edged envelopes.

The cloud that is black with horror, is big with mercy. Fear not the storm, it brings healing in its wings!

When Jesus is with you in the vessel, the tempest only hastens the ship to its desired haven.”

Charles Spurgeon

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