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Still I Hold On To Hope....

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Jul 1, 2013

I am a dreamer of bountiful dreams

Many never coming to fruition

I've watched them silently flying

Into the vast unknown chasm ***

Still I have dreams I realized and they bless me

So I dream on...

I am a prayer of endless prayers

Quietly I wait looking for this

Sweet redemption to bless my heart

They go unanswered***

Still many prayers were heard and justified

So I pray on...

Often I have trusted a friend

To be betrayed and left weeping

A betrayal to my heart

Scarred... (more)

Tags: life, courage, trust, friends, faith, hope, dreams plants

Trouble Comes To Pass, Not To Stay

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Jun 24, 2013

...more complicated and we did sit and talk for a while...I let her know she could call me if she needed . After, I sat down and wrote this, with a prayer on my lips to send her the strength she needs to keep her and her children well. This is part of what I told her... We need to hold on to hope, faith and trust...please remember that no matter what happens you will be given the strength and courage to face it. When you are in the midst of something that feels like the worse thing that has ever happened to you, you must find the strength to persevere. With courage you take the next step,... (more)

Tags: life, pain, courage, faith, strength, sunshine

Most of Our People are not Disciples

By melanie jean juneau, published on May 29, 2013

... deep prayer life and a gift of discernment, I knew that God was calling me into the Church. He place a hunger for the Eucharist within me that was too strong to ignore. However the last straw was when Mary came to live in my heart. Nobody but the Catholic Church understood this new aspect to my faith. I could hardly handle it because my mind was still Protestant and I protested loudly, fearing that I was a heretic to true Christian beliefs.

Once a person is in a relationship with God there is no better place to grow in holiness than the Catholic Church. A veil lifted off my eyes and... (more)

Tags: faith, disciple, realtionship. catholic church, life in the spirit

Falling Into Peace

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Apr 6, 2013

...direction lifting me

Carrying my burdens with so much ease...

All this time I thought you had left

You simply stopped me to change my course

I understand, I surrender now

Nothing to fear or should my tears fall

A new vessel created with faith...

I heard your voice with clarity

Never to be lost again, just let it be

You will always hold me in your arms

Protect me from unknown harm

Cradled safely in your peace...

When all hope had ceased to be

You came down to rescue... (more)

Tags: peace, life, faith, hope, surrender, falling, stairs, climb

Why are there more atheists than theists?

By melanie jean juneau, published on Feb 22, 2013

... spiritual Christian understands that it is impossible to argue convincingly with an articulate atheist because their experience of the living God is not simply a rational relationship. Often a heart to heart encounter is sensed with the right-brain, intuition,deepest core self. As St. Paul says, faith is foolishness in the eyes of those people who are confined to rational logic, or what they can see with their eyes.

This is a load of BS

Melanie Only if you have not been surprised by God. Do you really expect an encounter with the Living Eternal God to be a normal, explicable... (more)

Tags: god, faith, theist, atheist

Tea and Conversation with God, in my Imaginary Garden

By HomeRearedChef, published on Feb 15, 2013

... and dignity when we had to beg others for help and refuge. When we lost dear ones, losses we could not comprehend or make sense of, and we doubted You, doubted Your love and mercy, You saw fit to continue to love and guide us through those dark storms. Thank you, Lord!

“And so, for Your faithful love from the very beginning, before I even knew and realized you were taking care of me, I commit my life to you now, for always!”

Yes, talking to Him felt so natural and comfortable, because I knew He listened without judgment; he listened with the heart and patience of a father.... (more)

Tags: christianity, god, faith, garden, homerearedchef, tea time, heavenly father

Create A Haven

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Feb 14, 2013

How many times do we feel all alone in this world? I know I am not the only one to have felt this...is a common human state . We may of felt disappointed by someone we loved and trusted, rightfully or wrongfully. It really does not matter, the feelings are there whether rational or irrational. Perhaps we put all our work and resources , energy into making a dream come true. Only to have it blow up and die before our very eyes. Does this mean we then give up? No, I never will give in to hopelessness...I may stumble, but I also know I will rise again when I am ready. This is the commonality... (more)

Tags: life, humanity, trust, faith, surrender, higher power, trials

Just LET GO and Then LET GOD!

By HomeRearedChef, published on Feb 13, 2013

When my heart was troubled and I felt discouraged with how my life was going, I’d sing this song, and it brought immediate comfort to me. Today, when I am afraid, when I am confused, I will sing, lifting my voice to Him in praise, and my spirit calms. That is when I am reminded that I am not alone. He is and always has been a “light unto my path.”

For many years I treaded roads ill-chosen, roads that lead me nowhere. But when I finally made the choice to stand still and listen, I began to travel roads that only God would have wanted me to travel. Though reluctantly at first, I did give... (more)

Tags: marriage, family, god, children, faith, grandchildren

Narco Faith

By D. Sager, published on Feb 10, 2013

... unsettled pattern that revolves around like the moon, the gravity of seriousness holding both of them close. I filled my bottle up with pretty little pills, the things that give me solace in the routine of restless seeking. Shaking the bottle, I looked again at the prescription, in bold letters, FAITH, and in small script below it, “can cause mindless ambling to churches and Tourette's like expressions of religious clichés." Damn this Faith, it's a drug that allows me to feel good, putting icing on the cake of my rebellion, easing my conscience as I continue to act like the devils who I... (more)

Tags: spiritual, moon, drugs, faith, wife, prescription, restless, bottle, my ancestor was an astronaut, narcotics, pills, rag, seeking, toba beta, ua, urine analysis

Dearly Departed

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jan 27, 2013

Well I hope my perspective has changed from today till the day when I die at, umm... around 98 years old. I imagine that I will even be shorter than my current 5'1". Picture a tiny, bird like woman, face wrinkled with laugh lines and eyes twinkling with laughter.

I am sitting here, thinking about what I would want to say at my funeral. Just writing these words bring tears to my eyes because I have longed to go home for many years to meet my Beloved face to face. I want you to rejoice with me because although my body has died, my spirit is alive and well and living just beyond a thin... (more)

Tags: faith, joy, eulogy

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