I found myself sitting on the patio of our rental house in tears the 4th of July weekend. Why? Because our son Jeffrey had changed his mind and decided he didn’t want to come see us, after all. We’ve only seen him once since we moved here to Arizona in January, and I was so … More Hope For My Hurting Heart
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?
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
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?
No matter what our parents were like, how we were raised definitely shapes how we grow up. It could be good, bad or ugly – but we have a choice on whether to break the cycle! As I mentioned in my last post Wise Men With Supernatural Gifts, I’m now going to start a series about … More Becoming What I Came To Be
Ouch, ouch, OUCH!!! I really don’t like “humble-pie” moments, do you? Yes, I know the Lord works everything together for the good of those that love Him (Romans 8:28), but when you find yourself right in the middle of something that you really believe you’re supposed to do – and then it fails – I … More “Bad Girl” Linda Feels … Well … Bad
The late C.S. Lewis was a brilliant scholar and writer, probably best known for his books Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters and The Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis was also a confirmed bachelor, who one day finds his world turned upside-down when a lady arrives from America and immerses herself into his life. He ends marrying … More Sharing “Shadowlands”
Writing this post is hard for me. It’s hard for me because I can almost see some people rolling their eyes. Why do I say this? Because I have seen it often in the past, even from some dear Christian friends. As a matter of fact, I’ve witnessed it so often that I find myself … More Pulling Up My Faith Boot-Straps and Stepping Out