My heart has been burdened for our son Jeffrey. He recently turned 30 years-old and has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He’s been confined to a wheelchair from when he was just a small boy. Yet from ages 10 to 20, he was a go-getter. He refused to let his disability define him. He worked hard at … More Falling Down Through The Cracks
The year was 2021. That was the year my husband Gary dubbed “The Year of Discontent.” Most people I know felt that way about the previous year, because that was when dreaded COVID-19 really hit hard. It was a terrible year with many people dealing with the horrible virus. My husband and I prayed for … More The Year the Locusts Tried to Steal
OUCH, Lord, You’re hurting me! I’m supposed to be learning how to heal, not learning to suffer more. Have you been there? Have you been to the point where you’re so angry at God that you don’t even want to have anything to do with Him? A few years back, my heart was really hurting. … More Why Does Healing Have to Hurt?
A few months back, I again was going through a “teeter-totter” time. Unfortunately that seems to be a way too common occurrence for me. I had been wondering just what God was wanting me to do with my life. Was I on the right track, or had I drifted away? I had been feeling so … More Lord, What Do You Want Me To Do?
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
So here my husband Gary and I are – retired. Quite frankly just saying those words makes me feel old! And, I have to admit, there have been moments when I haven’t liked this whole retirement thing – not one bit. Granted, I haven’t been working at a “paid” job for over 5 years. My … More Learning To Have Fun Again