Writings
By
Jane Ault

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  • Strength to Hang on a Little Longer

    On April 1, 2020, I wrote in my diary that social distancing and other restrictions to prevent the pandemic from spreading would be extended for 30 days. Along with most people, I never imagined the massive spread of disease and loss of life that would occur in the year ahead. In the eyes, speech, and […]

  • Finding the Grace to Grieve

    “Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.” 1 Thessalonians 4:17 NLT The pandemic which began in 2020 resulted in unimaginable and unexpected grief for the entire world. If you are one of the many […]

  • What did Christmas mean for Jesus?

    “Though he was God,     he did not think of equality with God     as something to cling to.  Instead, he gave up his divine privileges.” –Philippians 2:6-7 (NLT)     What Did Christmas Mean for Jesus? No words of mine are adequate To describe what it must have meant   For the God of this universe […]

  • A REASON TO HOPE

    The Sovereign Lord will show his justice to the nations of the world.     Everyone will praise him! His righteousness will be like a garden in early spring,     with plants springing up everywhere. Isaiah 61:11 (NLT) HOPE   While death is spreading through the earth, God is working in ways unseen. Peace and righteousness will spring forth. Evil […]

  • Plan to Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Joyful Heart

    For a few days, I fed on news reports, set no boundaries on my Google searches, and paid no attention to the time I spent doing this. As this activity increased, so did the level of anger, anxiety, and depression in my soul. Last night I went to bed. I tossed and turned for a […]

  • PRAYER FOR TODAY

    Perhaps the first and second lines of my poem would better be written: “In this week that’s called ‘Election undecided’”. What a stressful time this is for our country and for the world! Let us continue to encourage one another, pray for one another, and work toward reconciliation and unity. In this day that’s called […]

  • Why Do I Vote? Who do I Vote for?

    Why do I vote? Who do I vote for? The usual answers to the “why I vote ” question are It’s a privilege It’s an honor It’s my responsibility I can exert influence on politicians Beyond that, voting causes me to clarify what I believe and take a stand for it. It tells me something […]

  • How to Stop a “Tanker full of Anger”.

    I often feel angry about the destruction I see in the world around me and hear about in the media. How do I manage my anger so that I don’t add more of it to the mixture? It helps me to remember that the tree of anger often grows out of a root of pain […]

  • The One Essential of Life

    The clock moves on but God is still,Hurried flesh knows not his will. Like Mary, we must turn aside,deny ambition, give up pride,leave our projects, choose to wait. We cannot love unless we hate.We cannot live unless we die. God will not rule while we still try.He will not force us to repent but soon […]

  • Finding Peace in the Midst of COVID-19 Devastation

    Is “devastation” not an appropriate word to describe the condition of this country and the world? Often, I weep. My heart pounds. I can’t sleep. I feel outraged. I don’t want to express this with hurtful and destructive words. Neither do I want to hide in fear. What do I do? I pray. I spend […]