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
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?
Ready … Set … Go! I’m sure that’s how this young man felt as he was finishing up high school. He was set to enter a top-notch college, and then onto one of the best law schools. After all, his father was a partner at a well known law firm in the city. He was … More It’s All About How You Finish
I have a friend who wouldn’t hesitate to do a beautiful dance for Jesus if you asked her to. She’s graceful, and does indeed know how to dance. I would dance too, but since I am not gifted with good balance or gracefulness, my dance would certainly not look like hers. Dancing side-by-side would probably … More Rejoicing Because Of Jesus
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
Have you been there? The place where you imagine everyone looking at you wants to take their thumb and pointer-finger and make the big “L” on their forehead as they stare in your direction? “LOOOOSER!!!” I’ve felt like that way often throughout my life. Growing up, it seemed like I never did anything right in … More I’m A Winner – Not A Loser
A couple weeks ago in my last post, I began talking about a particular evening when I left my friend’s house for my long walk home, like usual. It was very dark – probably around midnight. When I had walked about 1/2 mile I could see a car coming towards me on the same side … More Evil – Out To Get Me (3)
Back in the 1960’s the Beatles had a hit song called All You Need Is Love. I was very young when it first came out, but remember hearing it years later when I was in my teens. The title really is true, isn’t it? We all need love. This is the third post in my series … More Love – Why Can’t I Find It?
Continuing on with my series of Becoming What I Came To Be, another trait that took me years to learn was the fine art of forgiveness. When you experience hurt after hurt, the last thing you want to think about is forgiving those who hurt you! So was my life. As I have mentioned previously, my … More Forgiveness – Why Should I?
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