New Book: How to Go from Broken to Blest

By Adele M. Gill Today’s post has been adapted from my new book, ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest,’  now available on Amazon. Are you struggling? If so, this book was written for you! Certainly we all do from time to time. Yet, this pandemic has many of us in a state of uncertainty, some even fear and despair, as we hope and pray for protection, and that we have a smooth and healthy transition away from sheltering in place. Most are  acutely aware of the toll the plague has taken on both our country, and the global community.  Medically, socially, emotionally, and even financially, our lives have been sorely affected by this most unwelcome, invisible visitor. But there is always reason to hope. For Jesus said: “Come unto Me all who are weary and I will give you rest… ” Matthew 28:11 If you find yourself being negatively affected by this difficult time with Covid-19 disrupting our daily lives, and/or life in general, you are not alone. You may even feel broken by infirmity, social isolation, job loss, financial strain, lost loved ones, broken relationships… However, through this new self-help book, ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest,’ it is possible for you to get back on track quickly, and with ease, as you reach new heights. By reviewing the following 6 steps from my new self-help book, ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest,’ you can step onto a fresh path to a new and better life. As you emerge from this unprecedented time, could it be that it’s time that you let today be the...

Never Tried Beyond Your Strength

By Adele M. Gill                                                         “God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength;                                                       but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it.” I Corinthians 10:13 Whenever we struggle, Jesus is cheering us on to new and greater heights, like no one else can. He is lifting us up in ways we are most often fully unaware of. He is there in the midst of it all. Though God does not necessarily cause the strife we experience, He often allows it for our personal growth. Though we may be tested to the brink of what we think we can bear, God will never try you beyond what you can handle. He will give you endurance, courage, and strength, make a way for you, and bring you peace when you seek Him with your whole heart, even for the first time. Endurance            10 “Because you have kept my message of endurance, I will keep you safe in the time of trial that is going to                                                       come to the whole world to...

Coronavirus: This Is the Day!

By Adele M. Gill                                  “This is the day which the Lord hath made;                                 we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 This is the day…It’s so commonplace to try to live in tomorrow, especially when we are faced with daunting circumstances like the corona-virus. Sure we all live in the future at times. And right now, day after day, it’s almost become the norm for many of us to wish our days away, and move into the ‘If onlys.’ “If only I had my freedom to go wherever I please.” “If only I didn’t have to wear a mask when I go out.” “If only I wasn’t in quarantine with my siblings” “If only I didn’t have to worry about getting Covid-19.” “If only I didn’t have to practice social distancing.” “If only I could return to work…” Surely it seems like we have lost so much, but what it if there were things to gain that make us stronger during this most difficult time? Searching for Some Semblance of Normalcy It’s only human to want things to be restored to some semblance of normalcy during this most with all that is transpiring. But perpetual dread of any situation can easily become fertile ground for anxiety, fear, depression, and even infirmity to creep in. However, if we spend our time wishing away our days, pining away for what could be, we will certainly miss the blessed...

Covid -19: Pleading with God

By Adele M. Gill “The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.” James 5:16 NABRE / New American Bible ********************************************************* The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful. Today’s blog, on the heels of my last blog article on April 20th 2020 entitled, ‘Another New York Travesty,’ expounds on Abraham bargaining and pleading with God to save the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. In this dialog, Abraham asks God to spare them because of a small number of praying, ‘righteous’ people there. Roget’s Thesaurus defines the word ‘righteous,’ used in the following scripture, not as “perfect,” but as “godly, devout, moral, virtuous” I think this Bible passage is self-explanatory and timely, in the face of this Covid-19 plague: Genesis 18:20-33 20 Then the Lord said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous 21 that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.” 22 The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the Lord.[d] 23 Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24 What if there are 50 righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the 50 righteous people in it? 25 Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” 26 The Lord said, “If I find 50 righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.” 27 Then...

Surviving Social Distancing

By Adele M. Gill https://www.theinspirationcafeblog.net “Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7   “…Nothing is impossible for God…” Luke 1: 37 With social distancing, it is so easy to think we are alone in this time of isolation, as we fight anxiety and fear—the great enemy, and even loneliness and boredom for those not on the front lines. I believe that it is in our human nature to try to be self-reliant, and move about our days freely, but even that has its limits at times, as we are finding out now by this most unwelcome visitor—Covid-19. Perhaps some of us are learning that no man is an island, as we struggle and yearn for normalcy—we long for things to return to status quo as they were before this pandemic. But for now—just for a while—it is what it is…So why not make the most of each day? The great temptation is to think that we are helpless and all alone in this time of isolation. But we are not! That scenario is nothing more than an illusion. Maybe it’s time we would really benefit from focusing on God to save us from this situation. And He will, in due time… For “All things work for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 Since God is Ever–present, Omnipotent, and Almighty, maybe it’s time we give Him the attention he so deserves from us. With most if not all distractions aside, what better time than now? I think prayer for...

Coronavirus: Fearless Faith

by Adele M. Gill Psalm 91:1-6  You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shade of the Almighty, 2 Say to the Lord, “My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust.” 3 He will rescue you from the fowler’s snare, from the destroying plague, 4 He will shelter you with his pinions, and under his wings you may take refuge; his faithfulness is a protecting shield.                                                                               5 You shall not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 Nor the pestilence that roams in darkness, nor the plague that ravages at noon.” Do you have fearless faith? These days, we need all the hope and faith we can muster, just to get through the day. Yet, as we take pause and regroup during this global pandemic, there is great comfort in knowing God is in control above all the mayhem and isolation. This is all just temporary, and we are not alone, as the Living God is with us… His name is Jesus Christ! It may take bold, fearless faith to recognize all the blessings we have as we figuratively ‘tread water in place,’ while we wait for the pandemic to pass us by…Sure we all have ‘off days’ sometimes. But when we are able to trust in God, our days are markedly better than the days when we do not. When we...