Yesterday marked one week into my recovery from back surgery. God announced His goodness by giving me a beautiful, sunny spring day to enjoy! I was so happy and excited! My twin young men cleaned off the umbrella table, and untied the chairs which had been stored for the winter, hoisting them effortlessly onto the … Continue reading The Family that Prays Together…
"Buy the truth and do not sell it-- wisdom, instruction and insight as well" (Proverbs 23:23 New International Version). I write The Silver Lining, because I want to share God's truth freely with others. I don't buy into false, worldly teachings; no Christian should. But sometimes Christians start looking and listening to what's out there in … Continue reading Good Trees, Bad Trees, and Fruit
Exactly one week ago, was the big surgery day. For a while, I've thought the surgery was long overdue, but now I can see that God planned it to be this way all along. I want my family, friends, readers, writers, church, and even very kind strangers; to know that last week God showed up... … Continue reading When You’re Sick, God Shows Up… Because He’s Already There!
Dear readers of The Silver Lining, Today is my surgery day! I'm finally headed in for a lumbar fusion, after years of suffering with severely intense, chronic back pain. My God is in control, and I have peace and hope, because Jesus is at the wheel! Thank you to everyone who is praying for, supporting, … Continue reading Trusting God through Trials
As a teen, I lived in Alaska, in two different houses, over a five year period. I snuck out several times from both, and ran away from each one. Some of these times were known to others, and some were not. But of the two times I felt the most desperate need bolt, the most … Continue reading She’s a Little Runaway: A Journey from Rejection to Acceptance
Last night, while praying with my family, and discussing the Proverbs, my seven-year old daughter reminded me that she wanted to read the Proverbs too! Convicted, I realized this was the second night in a row that she had mentioned it to me, and that I had not included her when I had invited my … Continue reading The Heart of a Child Seeks Wisdom
When I was a child I was often made fun of for being too sensitive. When I was eight, I lived in Brindisi, Italy. There were breads and cheeses and fruits at the marketplace. There were beggars too, in extremely great need. I wanted money to give to the beggars, and was told we couldn't … Continue reading Wisdom says Do Not Mock the Poor
Sometimes I get discouraged, and doubt creeps in. I wonder if my blog is making a difference in other people's lives. There are times of great response, with comments and sharing; and other times there are personal affirmations from others (my favorite) and sometimes silence, when my heart remains grateful to my most encouraging friends! … Continue reading Let God be Your Affirmation… not Fools!
It's International Women's Day; a day of celebrating, respecting, acknowledging and loving women! How wonderful to be noticed for who we are and what we do! But let's not forget: Our God loves BOTH women and men! Loving women does not mean to stop appreciating, respecting, or loving men. For we are all making sacrifices … Continue reading Make a REAL Difference on International Women’s Day!
Cloud: "For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet go down to death her steps lead straight to the grave" (Prov. 5: 3-5 New International Version). Silver Lining: "May your fountain be blessed, … Continue reading Wisdom for Young Men… the Adulterous Woman