Continuing on with my series of Becoming What I Came To Be, another trait that took me years to learn was the fine art of forgiveness. When you experience hurt after hurt, the last thing you want to think about is forgiving those who hurt you! So was my life. As I have mentioned previously, my … More Forgiveness – Why Should I?
When you have a loved one in a wheelchair, you find yourself always scanning restaurants, stores and other buildings for “best routes.” Even though our son moved out of our home about 8 years ago, still I find myself checking things out sometimes. It’s just a habit. And, relating to the above, I’m very thankful … More Armed For Battle
Aargh! You just want to plug your ears sometimes. Either that, or punch someone in the face (which is not a good thought especially as a Christ follower). When you have a child with special needs of any kind (Not Quite What We Thought), doctor visits become the norm. Along with that, typically you visit … More Stop With The Negative!
Growing up I never wanted to be known as “square.” I did what I could to fit in with who I deemed were “popular,” but … I just never seemed to make it. That was probably when my feelings of low self-esteem started. However once I became a Christian in my 30’s I learned that being … More Square In A Round World
Have you ever stuck your fingers together with superglue? Ugh… But as irritating as it is, eventually you can get your fingers pried back apart. A lot of people use nail polish remover, but you can also keep running really warm water over your fingers and soon it will disintegrate the glue. However it’s still … More The Ultimate Superglue
If you’re like me, you grew up thinking you needed to look like a model or famous actress in order to be popular. You pleaded with your parents for the latest fashionable clothes. And “please, don’t cut my bangs so short!” (Unfortunately my mother never gave into my requests for the coolest clothes or trendiest … More How Do You Look?
As I begin this post, I’m flashing back. I’m flashing back to when our son Jeffrey was still in grade school – back when I still believed I knew more than anyone else about how he should be raised. And yes, that included God… I started thinking about this when I came across John 6:38, … More God’s Will, Not Mine – Ouch, That’s Hard!
I remember one day years ago when I was sitting with a group of ladies. Our conversation turned to wayward children. At the time Jeffrey was still living safe and secure at home so I really couldn’t relate. After all, we’d raised him the best we could, making sure that he attended church with us … More Kids – What Are We Supposed To Do?
When people look at you, what do they see? Do they see a person brimming with joy and hope, or do they see a person living the same way everyone else does – trying to make it through the day, just Workin’ for a Livin’ and taking what they’re giving? A friend recently told me that … More Set Apart For Jesus
I still remember about 2 years ago when my husband and I stepped down from a great ministry at church. It was hard because we so enjoyed the people we were serving with, but it was time. I had also just finished my first book and was trying to figure out what to do with … More The Fuzzy Brain Syndrome