Growing up wasn’t a fun time for me; and I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way. Although I loved both my dad and mom, there are traits about both of them that I’ve worked hard to not be like. My dad was very quiet and introverted, so through the years I’ve tried … More How Far Does Your Apple Fall From The Tree?
Whoa… I was reading one of my journal entries the other day, dated of 3/19/99 (yes, I’m definitely getting old). I was struck by what it said: “Looking out at the beautiful sunshine today I was again filled with a deep remorse of how we are blessed here in the USA, and the majority of … More Remembering Our Blessings
The first time I visited Las Vegas, I was 21 years-old. My husband and I arranged to fly down from Seattle to meet his older sister. She had boasted to us about how cheap the food was (a complete filet mignon dinner for around $5.00), plus low-priced hotel rooms at fancy resorts! I wondered how … More Evil – Or Just Evil To Me?
I love to hear birds chirping. In the early mornings I’ll often open my window so I can hear their sweet songs. It’s the most beautiful symphony ever! It delights me and gives me such joy. They sound so happy and carefree. Or I’ll find myself staring out the window watching the bigger birds fly … More Look At The Birds
Have you ever had one of those moments? A time when all of a sudden it seems like a lightbulb has switched on inside your head? You know. I’m talking about an “Aha” moment when something that had seemed impossible or utterly deflating a few minutes ago all of a sudden makes perfect sense. Now … More Eureka!
Let’s see… Didn’t I just write about the importance of rejoicing through praise and worship in my last post, even during difficult times? Yes I did. I even talked about doing a little jig to brighten your outlook (Rejoicing Because Of Jesus)! Yet just a few days later I found myself once again beginning to … More What Happened?
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
The past couple weeks have been a little mind-blowing. It never ceases to amaze me how when you feel your life is plugging along just fine, God decides to shake things up a bit. And usually in ways you never thought of! Seasons in life (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). Each of us go through them. Sometimes they’re … More Examining … Well, Me
A couple years ago, I received my certificate – I was now a brand new member of the local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). I was so excited! As I participated in the final mock disaster scenario, I felt a type of excitement and adrenaline rush that I hadn’t felt in many, many years. I’d … More Hang In There – Even When You’re Scared
There’s a reason I’ve named this post as I have. Why? Because evil has no hold on me anymore! I am now a child of the King of Kings (1 John 5:18), and quite frankly there is no greater calling than that. In my last post, I wrote of one of the most terrifying moments in my … More Evil – Final!