Author Archives: Shera

Trusting Through Life

Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock. (Isaiah 26:4 NLT)

As the mom of 6 boys, I’m sure you can understand when I say that I have plenty of opportunities to lean on God for wisdom, strength and patience.

Last night I spent quite a while in our local walk-in clinic with our 5 year old waiting to get stitches in one of his little fingers. Let’s just say that our last experience getting stitches for this particular boy was about as unpleasant as anyone could possibly imagine (much thrashing and flailing about) so I definitely felt I needed a Rock.

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Welcome to 5 Minutes for Faith

Welcome to 5 Minutes for Faith! We are so glad that you have joined us at the new home for Faith Lifts!

Feel free to take a few minutes today to take a look around, grab our new buttons and link to us here (more images will be coming). We welcome our subscribers from Faith Lifts to setup a new subscription here (see the link on the left). You can also check out our Blogroll page and be one of the first to request to be added to the new blogroll.

You may notice that things are still a little dusty here and there may be a few glitches as we get settled in.

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When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned

Sometimes, life just happens. No matter how well we have planned, hoped and prayed, it just seems to keep moving in a direction that we do NOT want or expect.

I often feel overwhelmed by my life. Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband and children dearly. When it comes down to it and I get very honest though, there are certain parts that are making life difficult at the moment. I know I’m not alone.

Thankfully I understand that God knows the ultimate plan for my life. My plan … well, my plan is anything but perfect. My plan is mortal and fallible.

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I am in a place right now where I find myself often teetering on the fence between “fine” and “overwhelmed”. All too often, I’m struggling to overcome the heaviness life can bring. I suppose that isn’t too surprising with my 6 sons and their antics (especially those of a certain set of 3 year old twins) that constantly keep me on the edge of my seat.

But, I can guarantee you that there are days of heaviness in the lives of every woman I know. Doesn’t matter how perfect their life looks. Even the woman down the street with the perfect house, perfect lawn, perfect cars and perfect kids occasionally has days filled with heaviness.

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A Lesson from Popcorn

Popcorn is usually a rather crazy event when it is served around here. With 6 boys what else could it be? It is not uncommon to find little boys digging into the big bowl that we typically use, to grab two overflowing handfuls of popcorn and begin stuffing it in their mouths … only to reach in and do it again.

I’m almost sad to say that I have succumbed to this craziness and although I still only grab a piece or two at a time, one learns to eat fast or get none at all.

The other day, the big boys were home, the 5 year old was off to Grammie’s house and the twins were napping.

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Finding Peace

How do you feel today?

Refreshed, encouraged and inspired?

Tired, depressed, worried or stressed?

Often as a mom we find ourselves somewhere in between, but it never ceases to amaze me that no matter how I’m feeling each day, God loves me and can meet me right where I am.

There have been days where I have found myself “down in the dumps” and didn’t even think to take my cares or problems to Him, choosing instead (albeit subconsciously) to spend an entire day just living in that measly depressed state.

Then there are the times that I do remember to give it to God and in that moment, even in the darkness, I find peace and my day gets remarkably better!

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New Year, New Beginning

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

It’s a New Year.

Our culture tends to focus on New Year as a time to resolve to make major changes or goals for the year ahead. We often find ourselves planning, making lists and deciding what we will do differently this year.

For some of you 2008 was a year of great joy and success, for others it was a year of much sorrow and grief; but for most of us it was somewhere in the middle.

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Merry Christmas

I wish each and every one of you a very wonderful Christmas surrounded by loved ones.

More than anything else, I pray that you experience the warmth, joy and comfort of Christ and the true blessing and miracle of His birth.


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