Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you.

Jewel: I have trusted God to give me what I’ve needed to survive and make it out of a tragic, incestuous past. He has been gracious and I received the most amazing children you could ever ask for. Then, I was blessed with grandbabies — the kind of children I cry when we part because they’re amazing.

They are the reason I do everything I do. First for them, and then the overflow can be given back to God to do with as He sees fit.

Gem: King David wrote the Psalms. It’s a book in the bible. Within five verses David moves from spiritual despair to hope, from gut-wrenching, internal wrestlings to complete trust and from deep sorrow to rejoicing.

What causes the dramatic turnabouts David shared?

David knew how to express feelings and faith simultaneously. I want to follow his example.

Psalm 13

1 How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?

How long will you hide your face from me?

2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts

and day after day have sorrow in my heart?

How long will my enemy triumph over me?

3 Look on me and answer, Lord my God.

Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,

4 and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”

and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

5 But I trust in your unfailing love;

my heart rejoices in your salvation.

psalms 13: 1–5

Metaphorical Gunpowder: Wherever you find yourself today, make an effort to bring God with you. He’s with you at all times. Do not believe that you must be good before you can pray to Him. Take Him with you if you overdrink. Talk to Him if you’ve just binged and purged. If you find yourself in a drug binge, call out to Him.

It’s in these places that we truly find Him. He doesn’t need you to be good, He needs you to be willing to need Him.

Leave a one line jewel, a one line gem or something you kept yourself free from with metaphorical gunpowder.

Happy Saturday!

Originally published at on December 4, 2021.




Incest. Murder. Rape. Then, I turned four. This is my story.

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Incest. Murder. Rape. Then, I turned four. This is my story.

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