Since the birth of Covid 19, so much has changed. So much has been stripped away. Our jobs, our company, our social life, our fellowship, our freedom… Even something as simple as hugging a friend has been taken away. I am learning to live with less–much less–and I couldn’t be more grateful than I am right now.
I’m reminded of the words of Matt Redman,
When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that’s of worth
That will bless Your heart
Sometimes it takes stripping away to bring us back to a heart of worship. Sometimes it takes a loss in order to be filled. When the bigger stones are overturned, we discover priceless gems tucked behind the rocks. Gems that were hidden by the weight of this world, blessings overshadowed by ingratitude.
With all that’s been lost, I’ve discovered all that I have, and I know that through Him I have all that I need.
“You may never know that JESUS is all you need, until JESUS is all you have.” – Corrie Ten Boom
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Tilling the Soil
Look for the simple blessings in life and give thanks for all that you have.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (Philipians 4:12-13, NIV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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You are loved by an almighty God,
The Time-Warp Wife