“Fireworks are on the 3rd of July this year.” “Huh?” We were out on a family walk down our beautiful country road. My husband didn’t believe the four of us. With all the jokes played amongst our family, I could see why. My young adult sons had also thought I was joking when I’d first … Continue reading Share God’s Light… It’s the 3rd… Um… 4th of July!
I knew it was going to be a glorious day when I looked out at the sun coming up this morning. This is my back yard. It’s early morning when the sun is just coming up. In the darkness, I could see it… the sun. Soon there would be light. “And God said, ‘Let there … Continue reading It’s Christmas… “Let there be light!”
Today was a very, very dark day, filled with much sorrow. I watched a sister in Christ say goodbye to her teenage son at a memorial service with family and friends. It was a celebration of his life, with fond, loving memories of a very special boy who brought a lot of laughter, joy, and … Continue reading A Very Dark Day… Jesus Reaches with Light
Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ, Jeanne and I do not celebrate Halloween. The reason is spiritual. Halloween is the complete opposite of Jesus Christ. It is a celebration of death and darkness. Jesus is the Light. No pagan holiday celebrated in any form will ever give you what you need. Back in the 70’s, … Continue reading Guest Post by Pastor Mike Dean: Halloween is a Celebration of Death and Darkness… Jesus is the Light!
“Jesus answered, ‘Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.’ ” John 11: 9-10 New International Version
The pre-lit Christmas tree promises “lights that stay lit, even if one goes out.” It doesn’t tell the truth. We’re all familiar with stressful holiday preparations. Everyone knows that a dose of irritation is included, for free, in every box of Christmas tree lights! A few years ago, our family purchased a pre-lit, artificial tree … Continue reading Oh Christmas Tree… Let YOUR Lights Shine!
What a difference a day makes. Several days ago we planned a family movie night, when out of left field Dave became angry with our adult sons, and me; leaving us all stunned. It started out when he said he had to tell me something before we started the movie. My stomach seized up. Are … Continue reading 7/4 Dave’s Testimony: Chemo Rage Fireworks B4 Celebrating 4th of July!
At 3 a.m., this morning, I wish Dave a Happy Father’s Day. We’re not sleeping… again. He says, “Thanks,” and it warms my heart. It’s what we always do on holiday “eves.” So many times at midnight, we proudly rush to be the first to shout, “Happy Birthday!” Or, on Christmas Eve, at 4 a.m.; … Continue reading 6/19 Dave’s Testimony: Dad has Cancer (Next Day is Chemo) Happy Father’s Day!!!
This morning, we woke up, and Dave said, “Last year, I was doing the Murph Challenge.” Last Memorial Day, Dave participated in the Murph Challenge; an intensive workout in honor of Navy Seal, Michael Murphy, who died serving his country. The Murph is also done in honor of other veterans, to thank them for their … Continue reading 5/30 Dave’s Testimony: Memorial Day, Murph Challenge to Cancer… A Different Kind of War
It’s been two months since Dave was diagnosed with stage four cancer, and our world was turned upside-down. But, what a gift birthday week was for both of us! My sister, Lisa, flew up to visit, and it was like no time had passed at all! It was a beautiful day when I picked her … Continue reading 5/21 Dave’s Testimony: A Birthday of Shared Gifts… Best Days Since Chemo!