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Isabella Morganthal is a writer, dreamer, and child of God. Her love for Jesus and writing led her to publish five books, launch her own magazine ministry for young ladies, and intern as a writing ambassador for Lane of Roses. She is also a writing coach.

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  1. Thank you, Isabella, for this opportunity to stop and give thanks in this moment. Last night was one of those clear-sky, inky black, three-dimensional star map nights and our family gathered around a fire to revel in the chilly darkness. In this fast-moving life, it’s easy to take blessing for granted and move on to the next anticipated joy or needful task, but this morning, I’m going to remember yesterday’s stars.

  2. Beautifully written, Isabella. Thank you for sharing what is in your heart. I am so sorry for your difficulties. May God bless you richly and give you comfort and healing.

  3. Thank you, Isabella, for a “Selah” moment remembered, shared, and (in)couraged. A Billy Graham edification came to mind after I’d pondered your pensees, to wit… “Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as adversity has done. Out of pain and problems have come the sweetest songs, the most poignant poems, the most gripping stories. Out of suffering and tears have come the greatest spirits and most blessed lives”. (The accompanying Scripture: “For the Lord comforts His people and will have compassion on His afflicted ones”. – Isaiah 49:13, NIV) Your reminder to (as Paul [Col. 3:2} writes it) ‘set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth’ makes my day – and night! Tonight (and tomorrow night), whilst looking for a glorious meteor show above, I’ll recall God’s reminder to “Lift up your eyes on high and see Who has created these stars, the One Who leads for their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, not one of them is missing. (Is. 40:26)

    Shalom & Blessings Galore,

  4. Beautiful! Thank you for this amazing reminder to look for the beauty in the darkness. God Bless you as you continue along with us on this precious journey we call life!♥️

  5. I needed this reminder today, Isabella. Thank you for the encouragement that there is treasure in the darkness. Over my life, I’ve had more sick days than well and while I make sure to celebrate the “well” days. I often forget that I can have joy, meaning and purpose in the “sick” days – dare I say celebrate? Because these are the days when my time with my Savior and Comforter are more intentional. I quickly reflect and remember at how close He is ALWAYS!

    Bless you,
    Rebecca

  6. Thanks for sharing, Isabella. Apparently something called the Perseid Meteor Show is happening this weekend (especially tomorrow, the 12th). The stars are going to be extra beautiful, so you should check it out. Also, the artist Sleeping at Last wrote a song about it! Enjoy

  7. This was absolutely gorgeous, Bella, what a comforting message of hope and truth! 😀 You are so right about the stars, what a shining example. 😉 This was so encouraging to me. 😀

  8. Much needed message. I feel like my marriage right now is a going through a dark season. We have been married for 23 years and with the mundane routine of life, we are just like ships passing by. Deep down we love each other but we just are not progressing to much more. You are right though, we must continue to know that despite everything, the stars are still there, waiting for us. Sometimes it just takes both people to remember the hidden treasures within and bring it to the light. Just because it is or has been a bad day, this life is not bad. Thank you for sharing.