Good Grief, Oh My Soul

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

“one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”

~C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

Oh, my soul
Oh, how you worry
Oh, how you’re weary, from fearing you lost control
This was the one thing, you didn’t see coming
And no one would blame you, though
If you cried in private
If you tried to hide it away, so no one knows
No one will see, if you stop believing

Oh, my soul
You are not alone
There’s a place where fear has to face the God you know
One more day, He will make a way
Let Him show you how, you can lay this down
‘Cause you’re not alone

Here and now
You can be honest
I won’t try to promise that someday it all works out
‘Cause this is the valley
And even now, He is breathing on your dry bones
And there will be dancing
There will be beauty where beauty was ash and stone
This much I know

Oh, my soul
You are not alone
There’s a place where fear has to face the God you know
One more day, He will make a way
Let Him show you how, you can lay this down

I’m not strong enough, I can’t take anymore
(You can lay it down, you can lay it down)
And my shipwrecked faith will never get me to shore
(You can lay it down, you can lay it down)
Can He find me here
Can He keep me from going under

Oh, my soul
You’re not alone
There’s a place where fear has to face the God you know
One more day, He will make a way
Let Him show you how, you can lay this down
‘Cause you’re not alone
Oh, my soul, you’re not alone

Mom “Peach”
Shirley Lee Robinson
September 23rd, 1946 — June 22nd, 2012

The Day

The day I never wanted to come
That day has come and gone
The imagined loss and emptiness
Those feelings has settled in
A void that cannot be filled
How does one grieve such a loss
Not with time, family or friends
Such a loss with open wounds
Wounds that are felt more than seen
Pain that blocks all healing
Mourning that feels no relief
Just one more hug or embrace
One more I love you
No one can ease the pains of life
Nothing like a mothers love
Mom, I miss you
I miss you everyday.©️

~July 28, 2012
@ 10:26pm

Dad, Me & Mom 1986

Family and Fragile Things

Family, the fragile state of life.
The tests and trials before us
Years come and go, family ties bind
Sickness and sadness reminds us
Busy lives, racing to and fro
Thinking tomorrow time will slow
Tomorrows stay elusive out of reach
We gather at weddings, wishing
We gather at funerals, remembering
Often asking why and where
God may seem elusive but He’s not
God is always with us
We only notice when we need Him
Celebrate the daily things
Thank God daily for His presence
Take time for Family in-between
Weddings will be more happy
Funerals will be less sad
Family ties that bind, strengthened
The grace of God never-ending. ©️

~April 3, 2011

Mr. & Mrs. Robinson
Wedding Day
July, 25th, 1963

In This Very Place

Your spirit is woven into the fabric of this very place

Every corner, every shelf reveals remnants of your special touch

Christmas gifts of long ago still adorn the walls of this sacred place

Family photos of yesteryear all with a story to tell

If only this were but a childish game running and laughing, all covered with love

I hear you in the chimes letting me know you’re near

Hummingbirds with their ease of flight…shows me the beauty and complexity of this life

As I hear the tick tock of the clocks, I can hear your laughter in the distance

Remembering the comfort and strength in your warm embrace,

Remembering your sacrifices in all you did, making life sweeter

Everything has changed, nothing feels the same, and hard as I try reality continues knocking at my door

Go away, go away…Can’t you see you’re not welcome in this place.

This was hers, this was ours…wishes and dreams unfulfilled, it’s all left undone

Questions linger, the obvious one of why…it’s beyond our understanding.

Has she traveled to all the places she once dreamed of, was there a welcoming of those who had gone before?

No pain…walking and running freely, perhaps even flying or floating about.

Today as I looked in the sky, filled with billowing white clouds I paused to wonder…

Thinking to myself, and saying…can she see me, is she proud of me,

Am I doing and being the best person I can be? When will I see her again?

Mom, I miss you so very much and I love you more than I was ever able to show.

Until we meet again, you will always be in my heart, my soul…the very existence of who I am, always and forever…your daughter.©️

September 19, 2011

My Mom & Her Mom (My Grandmother)

A Time for Everything

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die,

a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal,

a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh,

a time to mourn and a time to dance,

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,

a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

a time to search and a time to give up,

a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend,

a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate,

a time for war and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
My Mom
May 22, 2012

Friends, thank you for your continued support and helping me celebrate life! May you experience God in very real ways today! You are a blessing to me. 🙏🏻☀️🌸🌻🤗🥰🥳

~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.

Pledge the Pink 🦩🦩

Wednesday. May 25th, 2022

Hello friends,

I want to share with you an organization that I recently became a part of . . . It is called Pledge the Pink and it supports individuals fighting cancer and promotes annual screening for this terrible disease that affects so many lives.

I first became aware this of this great organization through a very dear friend and cancer survivor. I met Margaret my freshman year in college and she has been a blessing since we first met. I remember talking with Margaret last year about her positive interactions with this group and she had introduced another mutual friend (Nancy, who I also met in college) and she had joined. I saw through Facebook posts how much fun and enthusiasm was being shared and decided I too wanted to be a part of this as well. The bonus is sharing it with two women I admire and have shared a special bond of friendship with through the years. I joined back in December 2021 and recently opened a fundraising page. I am also planning on attending the big event in October 2022 for a face to face with people to raise awareness, funding and support to fight cancer. I have posted some interesting facts below from the website at:

This years event will be at Fripp Island, SC

I have yet to start my training, your prayers will be appreciated. If you are able and would like to donate to this worthy cause please click the link below; my fundraising page. No amount to too small and I totally understand if you are not in a position to give money, please consider praying for the event and those fighting cancer. God is good, God is always good!

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.“

—Isaiah 40:31
Isaiah 40:31

~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.

Chosen People with Chosen Names

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Photo Credit: Me
May 16th, 2022 at 2237
Indianapolis International Airport

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.”

1 John 3:1-3 (NIV)

As I was reading my devotional for today and the accompanying narrative I felt compelled to share my thoughts and feelings on the topic of being called by our given name(s). Indeed, what great love our Father, God has lavishly blessed us by calling us His children. The story that was included in the devotional was about a small boy who was upset when an older adult had called him “sweetie pie” and not by his given name. The boy liked his name and preferred being called by such. His mother tried explaining that it had been said as a term of endearment. She told her young son that sometimes when people are talking with others they use words that are complimentary and endearing. * Devotional can be reached by clicking this link:

The first and foremost a lesson for me is most definitely that I am both honored and blessed to be called a child of God. Secondly, I am honored by my given name that my parents gave to me at birth. I don’t know if there’s a story behind it or not but I have come full circle in loving my whole name . . .

Charlotte Ann Robinson

One of my earliest memories of my full given name was in kindergarten learning to spell my name; it was so long! I had to use three lines of the preprinted paper just to print my full name. It may have seemed impossible at the time but I would not change it for anything today. With that being said, I do recall writing a paper for English literature in college about changing my name to something with less letters in it (LOL)! I’m so thankful that was just a writing exercise.

I have many friends who use different variations of my name and I’ve preferred some over others during specific times in my life. I am thankful for each one and for the memories that flood over me like river of time whenever I am called by a specific variation.

The (nick) name that has been with me the longest and sprawls over more than one stage of my life and at times crisscrosses back and both, much like the ebb and flow of the waves on a shoreline is Charlie.


I gained the nickname “Charlie” when I was playing softball as a kid, so it brings back some very fond memories and I reminisce about my glory days. To say that I loved softball would be an understatement. I starting playing when I was five and enjoyed it for another three decades. My parents were super supportive and even when I played in college they only missed a few games. My mom was my biggest fan.

During my time in college I met a few very special individuals who became like family and they still call me Charlie. Margaret, Greg, and Nancy. To this very day when they calls me Charlie, it transcends me back to our early meetings of one another and the love and kindness they showed me. Greg was the fiancé of Margaret, and her husband today. They took me in and treated me like an extended member of their family; they are indeed very special to me. The joy of their friendship has sustained me with love, compassion and gratitude over the years. Nancy too, is a part of my connection with Greg and Margaret, she is a dear friend and though we rarely see one another our relationship as friends, sisters and children of God bonds us together. Nancy and Margaret are like sisters to me, a gift from God. Of course, they call me Charlotte too, and I love it as well!


I believe that I was in junior high and high school when some of my friends shortened my name to “Char.” It was different and kind of unique but the best part of it was, my two best friends Marcie and Staci called me, Char. We even had a secret word we used when we wrote notes back and forth to one another, back in the stone age before phones and such! “ETA” meant “love you” I honestly don’t remember how we came up with that collection of letters but I do remember passing notes in our Greek language class. Times were simpler back then, I miss them, my friends and that space and time.

Much later in life, a person I had been romantically involved with also called me Char. It was endearing but felt so very different than what it did in high school. That relationship, like many things in life ended but the name remains with significance.

I also have a dear friend, Shelly who calls me, Char. So is a bundles of joy and her heart is filled with love. She is one of the most courageous women I know and she has faced more adversities than one person should. She’s not a quitter, she does t know the word defeated though many have tried to bring her down. I just love her! She has been like a cheerleader for me and my writing since the beginning of our friendship that began in the mid ‘90’s. We rarely spend time together yet our bond grows stronger with time. We share many life values and have deep love and respect for one another.

Charlotte Ann

Now, that certainly has a parental ring to it, doesn’t it! Whether it was used with regard to praise or reprimand, today both bring a smile to my face. I feel so enormously blessed to have the parents God blessed me with, I knew they loved me through everything they did. They scolded me and corrected me when I needed to be shown right from wrong. They praised me when I achieved things in life, they encouraged me when I had been disappointed or lost in an event. They taught me to be kind, to be generous and respectful. They taught me to pray, we’re concerned about my education both academically and spiritually. They sacrificed themselves to give me and my brother a life filled with truth, honesty and responsibility. I am fortunate to still have my dad and he is in relatively good health given some of his diagnoses. My mom, passed nearly ten years ago, not a day goes by I do not miss her. I had a beautiful dream just last night, I often do not remember specifics but this one I did. I was a kid and I looked my mom in the eyes and intently spoke those three little words, “I Love You!” her face beamed and so did mine. The older I get the more I see her in myself, I like that.


It is difficult to put into words the sensation that fills me when I hear my given name, while many people use this name the most at this point in my life, it also invokes different emotions depending on the person speaking. It is in the pronunciation of my name, for instance the tone and sound of someone’s voice can ignite a spark in my soul. I have a friend, Nick he’s a sweet guy who always makes me feel like I’m significant, just hearing his voice makes my heart smile and a calmness rushes over me. He’s kind, considerate and respectful. He always greets me with a friendly hug whenever we meet one another in person. I have a friend, Ty at work who often uses the phrase, “The secret lies with Charlotte” a movie quote from “National Treasure” it always makes me smile, and he uses a direct and deep voice when he says it! I love hearing every time!

Two other friends, Barry and Tony address me by my given name, they speak it differently and it is comforting to hear my name spoken. I feel “seen” and “recognized” as more than just another employee that happens to work for the same company they do. Barry has been my coworker and friend for many years. We, in my opinion compliment one another with our work skills and abilities. I enjoy our friendship and our combined interest in sporting events, political banter and our shared faith. In many ways, my relationship with Tony is very similar, in addition he has been a mentor to me and has always been willing to listen and allow me to talk through obstacles I am facing within the workplace. I believe he is wise beyond his years and has the ability to see things not just as they are but what they have the potential to become.

Obviously, it would be impossible to mention everyone who calls me by my given name and how that makes me feel. So please allow me to say this, I love all of the beautiful men and women in my life who have made and continue to make a difference in my life, your abilities to invoke influence, sincerity, love and respect is overwhelming at times, may the God of the universe watch over you and keep you safe, healthy and joyful. We are all God’s beloved children.

Friends, thank you all for the many names by which you bless me.

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

~1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)
Photo Credit: Me
May 2nd, 2022
Indianapolis, IN

~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.

1 Peter 2:9
1 John 3:1-3

Just for fun . . .

Sweet Memories

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Hi friends~

Just popping in to share a favorite memory of mine, I hope mine triggers a happy one of yours.

Today, after shopping for my weekly groceries, I got in my car and a was taken back to a beautiful memory. When I was a kid, typically every Saturday in the late afternoon, my mom and I would drive into town and buy groceries. When I was growing up Saturday’s were spent watching morning cartoons and then I would start the house cleaning chores while my mom was at work. My mom worked in her beauty salon just at the edge of our property. Her day usually started by 6am until noon or 1 on Saturday. When she was finished for the day, I would stop cleaning in the house and walk over to her salon, usually with an ice tea for mom and she and I would clean the salon. At the completion of that job, we would walk home and finish cleaning the house. Once all the cleaning was complete, we would wash/bathe, adorn clean clothes to then go grocery shopping. It was my time with her, I would help with collecting needed item and as a special treat she would buy a four pack of Persian Nut Donuts from the bakery. My mouth is literally watering as I am writing and reliving this memory. We would pack the groceries in the car and on the drive home she and I would eat a donut, while talking, laughing and singing along with the radio. Gosh, I sure miss those days, and I miss my mom even more. I have been so blessed my entire life because of the woman she was, God took her home nearly ten years ago and I miss her every single day. Thanks for stopping by today and for reading my memory story. I am blessed by your support and encouragement.

Persian Nut Donuts

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.”

~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18,28 (NIV)

~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18,28,28&version=NIV


Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Greeting ~

Today, I woke up with the word “PURPOSE” on my mind. Not exactly sure why, so I spent a far amount of time researching its meaning, then I let the word just dance around my thoughts. I believe wholeheartedly that I was created on purpose and with a purpose. God is my creator, He gave me wonderful parents who raised me with love, rules and faith. Throughout my life I am able to see God’s handiwork as a beautiful tapestry of people, places and presence. The presence of God was always with me, even when I would run away. You see, God’s love for me is not dependent upon what I do, absolutely not. I have ran away from God, walked away from God and tried life on my terms…always a mistake. My joy is found in God, I have joy because of God and I want to share my joy because of God. The Bible clearly says I am His child and my purpose is His purpose, to bring glory to God. No one will ever love me more than God, my parent certainly loved me as much as God. I have been blessed to have been loved by more than I feel worthy of on some days. My hope is that you know the love of God, below are some of my thoughts on “PURPOSE” as looked within myself today.

What Gives You Purpose?

  • Knowing I am a child of God
  • Taking pictures of nature
  • Driving in the country
  • Listening to music
  • Writing about life
  • Sharing my faith
  • Sitting in silence
  • Helping others

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

Colossians 3:23 ESV

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

Philippians 1:6 ESV

“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”

Proverbs 19:21 ESV

What Is Your Purpose?

  • Be kind
  • Trust God
  • Love others
  • Listen to God
  • Care for family
  • Care for friends
  • Be hope for others

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6 ESV

“In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will.”

Ephesians 1:11 ESV

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV

Do You Do Things With Purpose?

  • I am generally optimistic
  • I am open to new possibilities
  • I am passionate about writing
  • I strive to live with intentionally
  • I am intentional with my finances
  • I encourage my friends and family
  • I am intentional in my relationships
  • I am supportive in the goals of others
  • I am energized through helping others

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.”

Proverbs 21:5 ESV

“A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”

Psalm 100:1-5 ESV

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

Romans 8:28 ESV

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV

Bible Study Tools


(Heb. yaas [[“y]; Gk. boule [boulhv]). The Old Testament. The verbal root of the Hebrew word for purpose means to give counsel, deliberate, purpose, or determine. In five passages where the noun appears, four refer to God’s purpose and one to the purpose of a person’s heart ( Prov 19:21 ; 20:5 ; Isa 46:10-11 ; Jer 32:19 ). God’s plans stand firm forever ( Psalm 33:11 ); his purpose will stand ( Isa 46:10 ). What God intends, what he has in mind, what he purposes and plans, what he pleases — these together give the basis for a theology of history. God stands in the center of history as One who Acts. He has a goal in what he does. Nothing can thwart his plan. His purpose is consistently related to what he does in the world.

Two key passages in Isaiah reveal how God will carry out his purpose to deliver his people from darkness and oppression. Isaiah 9:6 refers to the “Wonderful Counselor” who will reign on David’s throne and administer justice and righteousness forever. Isaiah 11:2 refers to the stump of Jesse who will be given “the Spirit of counsel and of power.”

The New Testament. While David served God’s purpose as ruler over Israel ( Acts 13:36 ), the Pharisees and legal experts reject God’s purpose for them and refuse to submit to John’s baptism ( Luke 7:30 ).

It was by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge that Jesus was handed over to death at the hands of wicked people ( Acts 2:23 ). His power and will decided that critical, necessary salvific event beforehand ( 4:28 ).

A key passage is Epheisans 1:9-11. Paul explains that God works out everything brings all things under Christ in conformity with the purpose of his will. The whole economy of God is linked with his purpose.

Paul understands that the believer’s part in the people of God is not an accident or random phenomenon, but part of the divine purpose from the very beginning of time ( Rom 8:28-29 ). God’s purpose is specifically characterized by the words “foreknew” and “predestined.”

The good pleasure that God purposed in Christ has now been put into effect and will be seen in its completion when he sums up all things in Christ. In the meantime, however, God has called his people to live a holy life because of his own purpose and grace a grace given before the beginning of time in Christ Jesus, but now revealed in the Savior’s appearing.

—Walter M. Dunnett

“Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
— Ephesians 5:18b-20 (NIV)

~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.


Ephesians 5:18b-20

A Bit of Wisdom by C.S.Lewis • Bible Truths

Tuesday. April 19th, 2022

Hello Beautiful Friends,

Today, I would like to share some of my favorite quotes from C.S.Lewis. I have long enjoyed his books, writings and his faith journey. I have included some biblical passages with the quotes. I hope you find them to be encouraging as you travel your faith journey. Have a terrific day! May the Lord bless you and keep you ~ Peace be with you!

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”

~C. S.Lewis

Boosting About Tomorrow

“Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”
—James 4:13-17 (NIV)

“Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.”

~C. S. Lewis

A psalm of David

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” —Psalm 143:8 (NIV)

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

~C. S. Lewis

God’ Mercy and Israel’s Unfaithfulness

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!”
—Isaiah 43:18-19a (NIV)

Treasures In Heaven

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” —Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV)

“You must ask for God’s help. Even when you have done so, it may seem to you for a long time that no help, or less help than you need, is being given. Never mind. After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again. Very often what God first helps us towards is not the virtue itself but just this power of always trying again.”

~C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

A psalm of David

“But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.” —Psalm 31:14-15a (NIV)

Thanks For Their Gifts

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” —Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

Photo Credit: B. D. Carter
April 18th, 2022
Indianapolis International Airport

God’s Covenant With Noah

“Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”
—Genesis 9:16-17 (NIV)

~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.


James 4:13-17
Psalm 143:8
Isaiah 43:18-19
Matthew 6:19-21

Psalm 31:14-15
Philippians 4:13
Genesis 9:16-17

Render to Caesar • Tax Day 2022

If you live in the United States, today marks the deadline to file federal and state taxes. It’s a day that some look forward to because it has turned into a sort of payday, while others dread it because it is a day to pay taxes. There are many reasons why you may owe taxes. Here are the five most common reasons why people owe taxes.

  1. Too little withheld from their pay
    • You can give yourself a raise just by changing your Form W-4 with your employer.
    • However, if you do that without careful planning, you might be setting yourself up for an unpleasant year-end surprise.
  2. Extra income not subject to withholding
    • If you sell stock, for example, you may have more income than usual – and a bigger tax bill. Even unemployment benefits can increase your tax bill.
  3. Self-employment tax
  4. Difficulty making quarterly estimated taxes
    • If you have significant non-wage income, you generally make quarterly estimated payments.
    • However, that’s easier said than done, especially when people feel like they are in financial survival mode most of the time.
  5. Changes in your tax return
    • The kids grow up and move out, and suddenly you aren’t claiming them as dependents.
    • You refinance your home at a lower interest rate. That’s great, but your mortgage interest deduction may have been cut in half.
    • Even changes in the tax code can make a difference in your tax bill. If you don’t adjust your withholding when things change, you may owe money.

What To Do If You Owe Taxes

  • Refigure your paycheck withholding
  • Tax withholding from other income
  • Plan for tax on your small business
  • Refigure your tax liability and withholding as needed

📖 Bible References 📖

⚖️ Paying Taxes ⚖️

Matthew 22:21 ESV

They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.

Mark 12:17 ESV

Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him.

Luke 20:25 ESV

He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

Romans 13:7 ESV

“Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

Hi friends,
Wishing you all the very best that today can bring. Stand assured that God is always with you, trust in the words of Jesus.
Photo Credit: Me
Pink Moon-2022
April 18th, 2022 at 10:33pm
Indianapolis International Airport IND

~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.


Lent 2022 • Jesus Has Risen

Resurrection Sunday, April 17th, 2022

Photo Credit: Me
July 10th, 2015
Avon, IN

“Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil — and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.”

~Hebrews 2:14-15 NIV
• Why Did Jesus Have To Die •

Jesus died to achieve eternal victory over death through His resurrection!

Bible Reading • John 20:11-18

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

“Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”). Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.”

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

“On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.”

Discussion Questions

  1. Through the Bible we read of people who were resurrected by God’s prophets. But Jesus is the only One who raised Himself from the dead without intervention of any other person. What does this tell us about Jesus?
    • This tells me that Jesus does not need us, He wants us to be with Him. Jesus is the only way to the Father, Jesus defeated death and forever hold victory over sin. Jesus died so that we will not suffer spiritual death. Jesus, is God in human form. Jesus, like the Father and the Holy Spirit have always been and will always be . . . Today, Tomorrow and Forevermore.
  2. Jesus appears to Mary at the tomb and reveals Himself by saying her name. How have you personally experienced Jesus’ love towards you?
    • Indeed, Jesus’ love is something I see and experience on a daily basis. The kindness of a stranger, a message from a friend at just the moment I need a friend. Jesus makes a way when I feel as if there’s no way. Trust in the small still voice.
  3. How does Jesus’ resurrection victory compel you to love others in your life?
    • The actions of love and expressions of love are the things that matter in this world. How we treat not just strangers, but our friends and families as well. What Jesus accomplished on resurrection Sunday is not just something to be talked about during this season we call Lent; the celebration is never-ending. I’m not saying that bad days will never again seep into our lives. They will undoubtedly, but God has overcome the world and we rejoice knowing God is in control.
    • This season of Lent has been very special to me, I was able to merge a number of my passions into a single project that has taken me through nearly that last fifty days.
      • I was able to daily post on this blog site
      • I was able to read a Lenten devotional book
      • I studied the Bible throughout the Old and New Testament
      • I was free to share my faith without cause of retaliation or fear
      • I have listened to hours of musical content and shared them through this space on WordPress.
    • I have been blessed with supportive friends and family; and my beautiful community of friends on WordPress.

“Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.”
Matthew 28:5-6 (NIV)

Don’t let the celebration end, friends, ~Jesus has risen! And, because He lives, we can face tomorrow, and the day after that, with hope.

~Asheritah Ciuciu

~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.


Hebrews 2:14-15
John 20:11-20
Matthew 28:5-6