Aargh! You just want to plug your ears sometimes. Either that, or punch someone in the face (which is not a good thought especially as a Christ follower). When you have a child with special needs of any kind (Not Quite What We Thought), doctor visits become the norm. Along with that, typically you visit … More Stop With The Negative!
Growing up I really can’t recall whether I ever thought of having kids someday. Things weren’t always happy around our home (or at school for that matter), so I probably put most of my energy into just making it through each day. However like a lot of couples, after my husband and I had been … More Not Quite What We Thought
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
Getting ready to travel soon to visit our special needs son Jeffrey in Arizona. I’m really excited to see him – yet at the same time I can feel my heart often doing the flip-flop thing. Excitement, yet at the same time trepidation. Why? One reason is because I haven’t seen him since Christmas 2016. … More A Romans 8:28 Mindset
Awhile back I heard a sermon on Mark 8:22-26, which talks about Jesus healing a blind man in Bethsaida. Like me, you’ve probably heard accounts of Jesus and His healings time and time again. And likely a lot of you think of a loved one that you pray Jesus would lay His healing hands upon – … More Stepping Out Of Familiarity
Years ago I came to know a wonderful woman named Verna Birkey, who became an adopted mother to many of us at our church. She was funny, intelligent and didn’t hesitate to let you know if you were heading in the wrong direction! One day she gave me a copy of her book God’s Promises … More God’s Infinite Wisdom vs. My Puny Brain
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
Can you think of a time that God’s told you something specific is going to happen? You’re just positive that He told you this certain thing – and even confirmed it at many different times and in many different ways? But then you wait, and you wait, and … you … wait … and nothing … More But Does That Mean We’re Giving Up On God?
I know I probably shouldn’t feel this way, but I still struggle at times when I start praying and thinking about our son, Jeffrey. Yes, he’s now 24 years-old and is able to live somewhat independently, but quite frankly I can’t wait for the day when the lame will leap like a deer (Isaiah 35:6), … More Jeffrey’s Getting Stronger – Isn’t He?
Some bad habits are hard to break, aren’t they? A very bad habit that continuously tries to pop its nasty head back into my life is trying to run my life “my plans, my way.” But I am learning that things always go so much better when I wait upon the Lord for His direction, rather … More Continuing Forward