Is God Judging Us?

Questions about the Coronavirus

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While praying for the sick and infected this thought came to me, “What if the COVID-19 virus is the judgment of God on the nations?” Is it God’s will to heal and help? To sustain bodies and spirits? Continue reading “Is God Judging Us?”

Top Posts for 2019

Thank you for following my blog

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Happy New Year!

At the close of the year 2019 I want to thank you for following Be Ye Glad! I appreciate each one of you. Thank you for every comment and every “like.” Before listing the Top Posts for 2019 this is my 2020 prayer for you. Continue reading “Top Posts for 2019”

Open Letter to a Widow

An unusual request

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Dear Betty —
Your request to write something for a widow is an unusual one. I have lost many things but a spouse is not among them. At the same time, all loss no matter what it is has similarities. Lord willing, Continue reading “Open Letter to a Widow”

Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

Living life under the Master’s protection

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This post was written by my good friend MaryJo. We have become dear friends as a result of an obscure book we both have read. The book was entitled, “Of Whom the World was not Worthy” Continue reading “Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone”

Friends Who Struggle

What I learned from a friend struggling with her identity

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I became friends with someone who struggled with lesbianism. She along with her husband came to a book study my husband and I led. It was through this study we became friends. We also went to the same church. Continue reading “Friends Who Struggle”

Good Doesn’t Mean Easy

When God gives you more than you can handle

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Garden poppies have popped 🙂

God’s plans are good but good doesn’t mean easy. At times, I’ve been shattered by the storms in my life. At other times, my life has been Continue reading “Good Doesn’t Mean Easy”

Why Can’t I Sleep?

These are the thoughts of an insomniac

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I have fought insomnia for a long time. It took years to learn how to fight back. The following suggestions come from years of battling with sleeplessness. I sincerely hope this helps someone sleep better tonight. Continue reading “Why Can’t I Sleep?”

My Mental Illness

Prince William gave me courage to talk

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After Prince William of England went public this week with his mental illness I was amazed. For him, it is a constant battle to keep the details of his life private. And here he was talking publicly about a private matter, his health. Continue reading “My Mental Illness”

Those Scary Roads

Things that scare you out of your pants

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If your life is a struggle, take heart. I’ve been down a scary road, too. Your circumstances may be different than mine. Perhaps you are suffering in ways I can’t even imagine. You may be doubting your faith will Continue reading “Those Scary Roads”

There is always a plan

God has a determined will and plan for our lives.

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“When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.” — I cried the first time I understood what this passage meant. I cried because I have experienced the Spirit leading in this way. At times He has led me toward Continue reading “There is always a plan”

God must love you

God is more interested in our holiness than our happiness.

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We were attending a High School graduation party with our children when our oldest began making a fuss. I took him out of the room to discipline him. The mother of the graduate knew our son was a challenge for us. When we returned to the party, she said to me Continue reading “God must love you”

Faith and Feelings

I couldn’t feel God’s love anymore

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Fall or Winter?

The song “Blessed Assurance” was one of my favorite songs when I became a Christian. It still is. I like it because it describes what happened to me when I was born again. I had the assurance of salvation. I was God’s beloved child. Knowing this made my heart Continue reading “Faith and Feelings”