A few weeks ago I got blindsided when we were getting ready to leave church. It had been such a great service, and about 20 people got baptized. My heart was full. But as we were chatting to a couple people before heading out the door I learned about a woman who had been abandoned … More The Ultimate Day Of Healing
In my last post I wrote about how I know that keeping a Romans 8:28 mindset is so critical to being able to cope with things. We need to remember that “all” things really do work for the good of those that love God. But no matter how much we desire to keep our eyes firmly … More Jesus Versus Anxiety
I’ve heard a lot of people say, “If only I knew then what I know now.” A lot of times it’s when we reflect back to our teenage years when we made a lot of stupid mistakes; but sometimes people say this when their marriage is failing, their jobs are getting unbearable, or when their … More Don’t Look Back!
Do you sometimes feel like you’re all alone? That there’s no one who really cares or understands what you’re going through? I have… But those “feelings” are a lie. In the very last verses of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus commissions His disciples to go and spread the Good News (28:19-20) wherever they could, teaching … More Remember Through Your Pain … God Knows
Mother ended up passing away in her sleep just 2 days after we were told she had no more than 72 hours to live (The Roller-Coaster Continues). But here’s an amazing thing: I knew that she’d died even before I got the phone call! The same thing happened as when Jeffrey’s twin Bryan passed away … More Mother’s Gone & I Come Unglued – But Only Temporarily!
Oh yeah, attitude is everything, isn’t it? How you look at things is so important! I ended up my last post Joy Bubbling Through Tears by talking about how God always knows what we are going through, and if we will keep our eyes open we will see the many different ways that He blesses … More My Cup’s A Fillin’ Up
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
Picture it. A cute little puppy dog. And after the puppy dog comes to know you, his little tail will start wagging and wagging every time he sees you. Sometimes you start to think if he wags it any harder it will just fly off! A puppy wagging his tail is very cute; however one … More My Puppy-Dog Tongue
Do you have a hard time hearing God’s voice? You know oftentimes I “think” I’m doing just what God wants me to do. However when I remove myself from familiar surroundings and just sit and be still before Him without glancing at my watch and thinking about how I “can only spend about 15 minutes … More The Majestic Awesomeness of God
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