Last spring, while on a family trip to New York City, we visited Ground Zero; the 9/11 Memorial. There's a new tower standing there now, in place of the two fallen ones. America belongs to God, and it shows. One can see pictures or movies, and even hear real stories about the September 11th tragedy, … Continue reading 9/11… Why We REALLY Should “Never Forget”
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
Many situations are honorable and admirable, but there is still nothing comparable to literally putting one's life on the line, in order for other people to live in freedom. It's important to remember the brave American soldiers who sacrificed their lives for us. They are an exemplary example of what it means to have lived … Continue reading Boys at War… a Memorial Day Tribute
It's here! I'm 50 years old today! I'm a whole lot older; and hopefully a whole lot wiser too! I've decided not to be quiet about my age, but to blurt it out instead, and thank God for getting me here! If we are to believe God's Word all the way, the Bible tells us … Continue reading A Crown of Righteousness… Happy 50th Birthday from Niagara Falls, Canada!
As I ponder those brothers and sisters in Christ whose hearts may be filled with pain and sadness on special holidays, I hope to point everyone to the cross; where Jesus makes everything perfectly joyous! This post is not just for mothers; it is for all of my readers. It has been embellished to include some precious photos I want to share with you. May God heal and restore your godly relationships with His love, in Jesus’ name! 💙
So many hearts find Mother’s Day to be a time of sadness and despair, instead of gladness and delight. Many have lost their mothers due to cancer or old age. Some have been abandoned or abused by their mothers, and are no longer a part of each other’s lives. Some have never known their mothers. No matter the reason, not having a mother leaves one with an empty hole; an ache to be nurtured, a desire to be treasured, a wish to be guided in godly wisdom and unconditionally loved.
Still others hearts are left feeling an empty spot, because they are aching to be mothers. It hurts when desire runs deep, and a woman has so much love to give and yearns to share it, yet it remains unfulfilled. It may be another miscarriage, a long struggle with infertility treatments, or an adoption process which is taking way too…
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God spoke to my heart quite a bit over this wonderful spring break in New York City. My family had the pleasure of visiting some truly magnificent giraffes, as they joyously galloped about on a gorgeous, sunny day at the Bronx Zoo. I have more blog posts coming for you from the exciting city of … Continue reading Joy is a Gallant, Galloping Giraffe!
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
Dying Easter eggs is a family tradition I love. It is meaningful because it reminds me of new life, new beginnings, family togetherness, and a more beautiful, colorful world with Jesus Christ! My family shared God's love today at a community event put on by our little church. We have participated every year for the … Continue reading Dyed Easter Eggs for Jesus
On Palm Sunday, we rejoice with those who laid down cut branches before Jesus as he approached the town of Jerusalem mounted on a donkey: "The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, 'Hosanna to the Son of David!' 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!' 'Hosanna … Continue reading He was Pierced for YOU.
Yesterday I had the privilege of driving out to Snowfield, a beautiful property nestled among farms in Shenandoah's blue mountains. I took a meal out to the home of our dear friends, my pastor and his wife. After three weeks, he is finally back home, transitioning to his new way of life, after undergoing a … Continue reading Spiritual Growth from Suffering Adversity