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
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?
Do you believe it? The year 2018 is almost over, and Christmas is right around the corner. Sometimes Christmas and the holiday season is hard though, isn’t it? For me, this is the second year in a row that I haven’t put up any decorations in our house. My husband’s okay with it – because … More Wise Men With Supernatural Gifts
How did this happen? How did I get off-track? Those are just a few of the questions I’ve been asking myself since attending an awesome Christian womens writer’s conference this past weekend. I’m not really sure what the answers are – all I know is that it has happened. The writing of my first book The … More Back To Where I Need To Be
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
A business friend of my husband recently invited us out to dinner. I had never met this man before, yet my husband had shared with me that he had lost his wife a few years back, and was having trouble coping with his singleness. He missed his wife dearly. Since we weren’t sure where he … More Alone Amidst The Couples
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
Can you picture the below scenario? Oh, yeah, just cruising along in my career. Everything is going great, life is so good. Went on a dream vacation to the Caribbean last year for a couple weeks, just bought my new Mercedes that I’ve had my eye on, and every other weekend me and the family … More When The Floor Caves In
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