Set Fire to the Rain is a therapeutic letter featured in Desert of Solitude: Refreshed by Grace. It was written three years after the addressee, Peewee, died. The letter represents the tiers and nuances of love and forgiveness that entangles and confuses interactions between an abuser and the abused.
Life is a journey. We either pay attention to the signposts and embrace all the experiences we fall into or we don’t. With or without our attention, life goes on and things happen. So says, LaShawnda Jones, an author who writes with the intention of keeping her attention on her daily development, with a hope for being able to liver her tomorrow more fully.
Recent publications by LaShawnda Jones are: My God and Me: Listening, Learning and Growing on My Journey; The Process of Asking for, Receiving and Giving Love & Forgiveness. Both are available for purchase on Barnes&Noble.com and Amazon.com.
Love Anyway began as a deep **sigh** in response to wrong treatment. It developed into a list of personal affirmations to choose to love even while rejecting and battling hateful behavior.
Verdant Valley ҉ Faith Challenges is the title of the first section of Desert of Solitude: Refreshed by Grace. This is a sampling from the section.
The introduction to Desert of Solitude: Refreshed by Grace outlines how wonderful humans are even during our lowest to ordinary moments. The African Augustine of Hippo, remembered as Saint Augustine, pondered that people travel the world to experience wonder yet pass by themselves without wondering at all. We become used to ourselves, used to our lives, our surroundings, our situations. We begin to think we are common, that there’s nothing special about us, indeed that our very basic days are as good as life gets.
Preface: A Note About Desert of Solitude
Two common pieces of feedback received for My God and Me, the first book about my faith journey, was (1) the material was dense and (2) frequent pauses were needed to reflect on what was shared. As a result, I’ve taken great care to make the pages of Desert of Solitude more welcoming to read by adding breaks and transitions in the form of poems, notes, songs and sermons.
Family Matters – Future
You can still have the family you envisioned. Just becauae you’ve suffered loss doesn’t mean all is lost. Its never too late to go back and grieve something you didn’t grieve before and move forward from there.
Link: http://tsc.ms/s3 Intro at 43:00 mark The Dukes shared their marriage testimony in three parts: his point of view, her point of view and a joint point of view when they got […]
Nik Godshall’s sermon titled, “Why Marriage?” is an excellent message about the beauty of maintaining sexual purity for marriage and continuing with faithfulness in the relationship.
The Uproar in Thessalonica After Paul and Silas[a] had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. And Paul went in, as was his custom, […]