Our dear Dave went to be with Jesus on February 21, 2023. He was not alone; he was with family. I got to touch his cheek and tell him I loved him. I called on Jesus, and he drew his last breath. Dave was a great guy; he was loud, hilarious, fun, brave, handsome, musical, … Continue reading 4/8/23 Dave’s Testimony: Eulogy… Hope and Encouragement During Grief, Cancer, Pain, and Suffering
2/21/2023 Dave’s Testimony: Obituary… Dave is in Heaven with Jesus!
David Russell Pelleman went to be with Jesus on February 21, 2023. He died at home in Berryville, Virginia; with family by his side. Dave was born in Lincoln, Maine on November 29, 1970. He was the son of George H. Pelleman and Diane Lufkin (Thurlow). Dave was raised by his mother, and his grandparents, … Continue reading 2/21/2023 Dave’s Testimony: Obituary… Dave is in Heaven with Jesus!
Letter from an American Mother… May God Give Glory to Ukraine!
Dear Ukraine, I cannot even fathom what you are going through. I can barely imagine the fear and anxiety, and utter despondence and despair which has gripped your people and country. I do know that God loves you and does not want you to be afraid. I see evidence that God is on your side. … Continue reading Letter from an American Mother… May God Give Glory to Ukraine!
You are Worth Dying For: 10 Biblical Truths to Survive Rejection (Compassion Series)
“This seat is saved,” says a haughty voice. The spirit of rejection is ruthless; you know the seat isn't meant for you. Rejection disguises insults as “compliments." Rejection tells you negative comments about your weight and age, while pretending to be "concerned about you." Rejection is responsible for the dirty looks given to parents whose … Continue reading You are Worth Dying For: 10 Biblical Truths to Survive Rejection (Compassion Series)
Where is God During a Day of Disaster? (Pt. 1 Disaster Series) day
"NOOOOOO!" I scream, as an indoor waterfall gushes from the ceiling... I've been hearing a strange background noise for the last 15 minutes. I'm sitting on our worn out couch, nursing another splitting migraine. It's the weekend, and I'm trying to relax while surfing the internet in search of a new sofa. In the background, … Continue reading Where is God During a Day of Disaster? (Pt. 1 Disaster Series) day
10 Psalms for Walking in a Winter Wonderland with God
In spite of sickness in my household, this has been a lovely week; and it's all because of snow. Come for a walk with me, as I share what God whispered to me as I enjoyed my long walk alone with Him! Sometimes you wake up and you just know it's going to be a … Continue reading 10 Psalms for Walking in a Winter Wonderland with God
A NEW YEAR Stuck in the Same, Sad Situations? 5 Hopeful Promises!
Happy New Year! The calendar marks a time of hopeful change: new beginnings, a chance to start over, finally a time to make things right. Rewind! Doesn't that happen every year? We often find ourselves stuck in the same sad, hopeless situations: a stale marriage, rebellious children, a dead-end job, a failing friendship, the rut … Continue reading A NEW YEAR Stuck in the Same, Sad Situations? 5 Hopeful Promises!
Celebration to Conviction… My Christian Halloween Journey
Germany. The very first memory I have of Halloween, is when my dad helped the local teens paint the windows of our apartment building in Germany. I wanted to help, but I wasn't allowed to hang out with him on the indoor staircase. I have a photo of myself, around the age of four, dressed … Continue reading Celebration to Conviction… My Christian Halloween Journey
Glitz, Glamour, and GOD… a New York City Anniversary Adventure
When my husband prayed for God to be at the center of our 24th anniversary adventure in New York City, he meant it. God answered his prayer. Our trip became everything we imagined and more, including the imperfections among the perfections. Yes, our anniversary was about us. After all, we'd never in our entire 24 … Continue reading Glitz, Glamour, and GOD… a New York City Anniversary Adventure
Fake Fruit, Fake Christians… 12 Thoughts on God’s Truth
As a child, I was told not to play with the fake fruit on the bottom bookshelf, but I couldn't resist. I was fascinated by the soft, squishy green and purple grapes that popped easily on and off of their fake plastic stems. They looked so real! The colors, the shine, and the softness of … Continue reading Fake Fruit, Fake Christians… 12 Thoughts on God’s Truth