“Who are you, anyway?” Have you ever been asked that question? If so, what kind of answer did you give? Well, uh, I’m just a person. I don’t do anything really significant. I write a bit and – oh yeah, I’m a Christian. I try and help out at church when I can, but I’m … More When I Am Weak, I Am Strong
The first time I visited Las Vegas, I was 21 years-old. My husband and I arranged to fly down from Seattle to meet his older sister. She had boasted to us about how cheap the food was (a complete filet mignon dinner for around $5.00), plus low-priced hotel rooms at fancy resorts! I wondered how … More Evil – Or Just Evil To Me?
JOY. A simple 3-letter word that’s easy to say, yet hard to hang onto sometimes, right? In spite of knowing that God has the COVID virus firmly in His grasp, I find at times I’m still letting that elusive 3-letter word slip from my focus. I had always loved being at home – and usually … More Consider … Joy
How would you react if you asked for prayer about a major issue, knew hundreds of people were praying, and then nothing happened? Well, here’s a couple thoughts: Get mad at God – after all, He let a lot of faithful prayer warriors down; Start beating yourself up – maybe God didn’t answer correctly because … More Hanging Onto Peace When You Hurt
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?
Going under the knife … yikes! Definitely not a fun thing. But when I had my thyroidectomy about 8 years ago I finally came to realize you definitely need to listen to health care providers; but when things don’t go as planned, there’s really only one medical professional to completely trust – The Divine Surgeon. … More A Divine Operation
The past couple weeks have been a little mind-blowing. It never ceases to amaze me how when you feel your life is plugging along just fine, God decides to shake things up a bit. And usually in ways you never thought of! Seasons in life (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). Each of us go through them. Sometimes they’re … More Examining … Well, Me
A couple years ago, I received my certificate – I was now a brand new member of the local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). I was so excited! As I participated in the final mock disaster scenario, I felt a type of excitement and adrenaline rush that I hadn’t felt in many, many years. I’d … More Hang In There – Even When You’re Scared
Who are you? Many of us tend to look at our past mess-ups and failures and think we can never be good enough. Questions flood through our mind like the following: I’m unlikable because … I’m the way I am because… I’m a failure because… I’m ugly because… I’m a loser because… Can I just … More Marred Yet Perfect
It’s been kind of depressing for me to dig down and remember all the yukky stuff I got into during my younger years. But what’s past is past, right? I can’t go back and undo all the things I did, but I can learn to accept them – and hopefully help others get through their … More Humility – Learning The Hard Way