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
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
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
I have lived almost 5 years now in the Dallas area, and before that lived 8 years in Central Oregon. So why is it that as my husband and I flew into Seattle a little over a week ago I found myself saying ” I’m Home”? I even posted a picture of myself in front … More Going Home
AARGH, the phone’s ringing again! Maybe I’ll just let it go to voicemail. But I wonder who it could be? I don’t recognize the number. Well, maybe I should answer it… We’ve all had those days, right? On this particular day, we were just getting started with our small group Bible study, when the phone … More God’s Calling – But Will I Answer The Phone?
Many years ago before I came to know the Lord I used to think Christians were boring – they just didn’t have any fun. The few times a year we went to church with my family when I was young were just that – boring!!! And the kids I went to school with who went … More Hang on Tight Because Here We Go!
You know, life sometimes just throws circumstances at us that we have no control over. That certainly was the situation when the realization hit us that we were going to have to plan another memorial service for our second son in just a 5 month time period. Plus little Bryan’s passing had been expected (Peacefully … More Light Shines Through the Darkness
I’ve been writing about losing 2 of our boys, and I have to come right out and say that it’s been brutal sometimes to go back and re-live those times. I’ve had a number of meltdowns the past few weeks, especially as I’ve gone through some old pictures – some of which I hadn’t been … More Friends … Forever
Nothing, nothing, NOTHING can prepare you for losing a child. Life is so fragile – we just think automatically that our children will still be living when we die. But as I wrote in my last post, The Purity of a Child’s Heart, that’s because unfortunately we really don’t take a lot of God’s Word … More The Day When Jesus Became Real
Jesus tells us in Luke 18:17 (NIV): “I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” What does that mean? It means accepting God’s words in total dependence, full trust, frank openness and complete sincerity. Children just seem to accept what God’s … More The Purity of a Child’s Heart