The Christmas and New Year holidays have come and gone – again! And for the third year in a row, we were not able to spend it with our son Jeffrey. The reasons are complicated, but because of this it was once again hard for me to get in the right holiday spirit. I miss … More Starting Point? Believe!
Have you ever skydived? I haven’t. I always thought it pretty silly to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. But still… I’ve read testimonies that it’s like you’re a bird floating on a cushion of air. I’ve seen people use the word “exhilarating.” Some say that when you’re freefalling after the jump you have … More Staying Confident Through Nosedives
I don’t like the season of winter. It gets dark around 5:00 pm. I feel like it’s time to go to bed. And it’s not just because I’m getting older! As far back as I can remember I’ve always disliked it. I need light – light makes me feel so much more alive. It gives … More Is It Berry Pickin’ Time Yet?
How would you react if you asked for prayer about a major issue, knew hundreds of people were praying, and then nothing happened? Well, here’s a couple thoughts: Get mad at God – after all, He let a lot of faithful prayer warriors down; Start beating yourself up – maybe God didn’t answer correctly because … More Hanging Onto Peace When You Hurt
What you were doing last month at this time? How about last week? Yesterday??? I don’t know about you, but my head sometimes feels like it’s going to explode. There’s just too much stuff buzzing around in there. I definitely know that if I don’t write down everything I’m going to forget, and often whatever … More Remember Your Stepping Stones?
Have you been there? The place where you imagine everyone looking at you wants to take their thumb and pointer-finger and make the big “L” on their forehead as they stare in your direction? “LOOOOSER!!!” I’ve felt like that way often throughout my life. Growing up, it seemed like I never did anything right in … More I’m A Winner – Not A Loser
Okay, I’ll come right out and admit it. My husband and I are sci-fi and adventure movie buffs. We love the chaos and fast-moving action. We sit, and totally veg out. And, we also at times laugh hysterically. Those movies to us are basically mindless, and quite frankly that’s why we go see them. We … More Standing For Jesus In A World Gone Mad
You finally surrendered to the Lord. But why? Perhaps you finally reached the point in your life where you realized there’s got to be something more to live for. Or you’ve just made a mess of things, and really haven’t a clue as to how to fix them. Maybe you just feel so totally alone, … More But God Can’t Use Me…
Come on, admit it – you’ve said it, haven’t you? I have unfortunately… Why, God, why? Why are you being so mean to me? Haven’t I suffered enough already? If not you, perhaps it’s one of your friends who is so upset with God that he/she has turned their back on Him, saying, “Why bother … More Why Are You Hurting Me, God?
Going under the knife … yikes! Definitely not a fun thing. But when I had my thyroidectomy about 8 years ago I finally came to realize you definitely need to listen to health care providers; but when things don’t go as planned, there’s really only one medical professional to completely trust – The Divine Surgeon. … More A Divine Operation