How to Ignite a Song of Hope When the Whistling Stops

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs . . . who isn’t familiar with those jolly dwarfs whistling while they worked? I still remember the clink-clank of their mining tools, the whistling as they walked home.

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(Image from Pixabay)

The magic of those old Disney movies stay with us.

But what happens when there is no movie-magic, no joy? What happens when the whistling stops?

Since I started walking with Jesus

Since I started walking with Jesus, I’ve learned that even in the midst of earthly ruin and personal loss, He extends the treasure of His presence and guidance.

Seven Dwarfs That Reflect Real Life

Not long ago I saw a colorful, captivating picture on a doctor’s office wall. It was clearly a parody of Disney’s movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Snow White
(Image from Pixabay)

Remember those jolly little round, robust fellows who whistled, worked, and walked home singing catchy tunes? Good ol’ Doc . . .

  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Sleepy
  • Bashful
  • Sneezy
  • Dopey

They seemed to make life a bit lighter wherever they went.

The picture on the wall was titled “The Seven Dwarfs of Despair.” I read their names:

How to Make Peace with an Unexpected Life

This video was previously aired and represents Michele Cushatt’s testimony to God’s faithfulness prior to her having major surgery.

Cancer. The “C” word . . . it’s supposed to happen to other people. But what happens when a terminal diagnosis invades our lives? Few understand this better than Michele Cushatt.

Michele Cushatt
Michele Cushatt

Michele, a two-time survivor of tongue cancer, who tells her story in her new book: Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life.

In this interview, we talk of God’s goodness . . . how Michele confronted cancer in the midst of being called to public speaking, how she served as the Women of Faith emcee, how she’s mom to six kids, and how she’s dealing with a new recurrence of tongue cancer.

Michele’s interview was recorded one day before her daunting nine-hour surgery. In the midst of this massive, raging storm, Michele speaks with calmness and clarity about her past, her new book, and what she is learning as she moves forward. This interview is life-changing!

What We Need to Help Us through Trials

When you encounter people who are going through a trial, do you find yourself thinking: I really want to help others who are struggling, but what do they need most?

What We Need to Help Us through Trials
(Photo: By Paul Bica from Toronto. Last rays. CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

As human beings, we all need the following 8 qualities in our lives to help us through our toughest times.

some of God’s greatest

Some of God’s greatest works can be accomplished when we are forced to wait . . . to depend and to trust that He is at work and His plan is better than we can imagine.

The Top Five Posts of 2016

It has become a global obsession. Blogging. What began in the late 1990s has revolutionized continents, companies, the corporate market, and constant individual attention. There are a bazillion bloggers out there!

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Because of this, I’m honored that you take time to read mine.

Thank you for continuing to support Reframing Ministries through our blog. The most delightful part of my work is investing in your life.

In the days ahead, I would love to hear more about what your needs are your . . . 

The Best Interviews of 2016

There’s a lot of talk about what is anticipated when a new year rolls around. Let’s not forget the anticipation in the new year. New beginnings . . . new anything is great!

New Year
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Not that I LOVE things, but sometimes new stuff is glorious. For example:

  • A new, soft, cuddly little baby
  • A new, clean house
  • A new, fabulous pair of shoes (my downfall)
  • A new trip somewhere you have never been
  • A new season: football and fall, swimming and summer, winter’s wonderland, and new life in spring popping up with fresh scents and colors

But there’s another truth to new stuff. Our anticipation is often colored with a lot of excitement because we somehow cling to unrecognized expectations.

Here’s the bummer: Typically the “newness” of something wears off when we realize . . .