As time never stands still, life went on after dad ran away from the hospital (Dad Takes Off), and unfortunately I went through the remainder of my teenage years getting in a lot of trouble (Enough Of This Whole School Thing). I really can’t blame it on my dad leaving, and I really can’t blame … More Beauty from Ashes
Sometimes I wish I could remember some of the events of my life exactly how they happened, and sometimes I’m glad I can’t! But one event I wish I could remember is our actual move to Seattle from Iowa (see Dad), and how it really all came to pass. But I was very young, and … More Seattle, Here We Come!
It’s almost Christmas – one of the most wonderful times of the year for those who have faith in Jesus. Why? Because this is the time of year when Jesus chose to come down to earth in human form as a mere babe. He did this because of His intense love for us. But this … More The Battle For The Mind
I admit that sometimes when trials come my way I have a difficult time praising God. At those times I’m too focused on myself and the issues surrounding my life. But at the same time, when I do make time to praise, I find that the issues I’m currently going through somehow don’t seem quite … More Praising God No Matter What
When we moved to Texas from the west coast 4 years ago we were able to buy a house on a golf course. This at the time was a dream for us, as when there are no golfers on the course (which isn’t often), it’s like having a huge backyard. However one day I looked … More Running With The Pack
Parenting is really tough sometimes, huh? As Christian parents we try and hang onto the great proverb “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6 NIV), but sometimes our human minds start playing games with us, bringing us back to places … More Oh, Lord…
I have lived almost 5 years now in the Dallas area, and before that lived 8 years in Central Oregon. So why is it that as my husband and I flew into Seattle a little over a week ago I found myself saying ” I’m Home”? I even posted a picture of myself in front … More Going Home
I know I probably shouldn’t feel this way, but I still struggle at times when I start praying and thinking about our son, Jeffrey. Yes, he’s now 24 years-old and is able to live somewhat independently, but quite frankly I can’t wait for the day when the lame will leap like a deer (Isaiah 35:6), … More Jeffrey’s Getting Stronger – Isn’t He?
Many years ago before I came to know the Lord I used to think Christians were boring – they just didn’t have any fun. The few times a year we went to church with my family when I was young were just that – boring!!! And the kids I went to school with who went … More Hang on Tight Because Here We Go!