7/19 Dave’s Testimony: Cancer, Covid, Camp, and a New Puppy… That’s how we roll!

The last two to three weeks have been so crazy: packing for 4-H camp, going all the way to North Carolina to pick up a new puppy, picking up my daughter from camp and finding out she has Covid; and then caring for both Dave (who had chemo again) and Abby (quarantined in her room) … Continue reading 7/19 Dave’s Testimony: Cancer, Covid, Camp, and a New Puppy… That’s how we roll!

5/5 Dave’s Testimony: God Gave Us Premature Miracle Twins 23 Years Ago… a poem

I wrote the post below when our twin boys turned 18. It seems fitting to include it in Dave’s Testimony. If God gave us double miracles: babies who survived birth upon arriving 2-1/2 months early; God can give their Daddy a miracle healing from cancer. If God gave us a miracle daughter ten years later, … Continue reading 5/5 Dave’s Testimony: God Gave Us Premature Miracle Twins 23 Years Ago… a poem

5/6 Dave’s Testimony: Hurricane Cancer Rages in the Eye of the Storm, Yet Blessings Rain Down

This happened last week, but was left unfinished. Dave and I both want to tell this story, because people need to know cancer is a beast, even if you know Jesus. But it’s more bearable if you do! Currently, Dave’s on his second round of chemo, and he’s hanging in there. That wasn’t the case … Continue reading 5/6 Dave’s Testimony: Hurricane Cancer Rages in the Eye of the Storm, Yet Blessings Rain Down

4/25 Dave’s Testimony: Quilt of Valor… Covering Chemo with Prayers!

Monday was chemo day. Thousands have prayed for Dave’s rare stage four intestinal cancer, discovered only a month ago. It’s been a whirlwind, but God has been in every single detail. One thing Dave was dreading, was the chemo. Side effects can be vast and overwhelming. But here’s what prayer does… God timed the weekend … Continue reading 4/25 Dave’s Testimony: Quilt of Valor… Covering Chemo with Prayers!

Happy Birthday, Beautifully Broken Baby! 15 Encouraging Bible Verses for Suffering Christian Believers

Happy Birthday, beautiful baby! The sun is shining, and the birds chirp among the trees whispering in the breeze. The puffy, clouds float along in the aquamarine blue sky. You’re alive! “The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life” (Job 33:4 NIV). Beautiful baby, you were just born, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Beautifully Broken Baby! 15 Encouraging Bible Verses for Suffering Christian Believers

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

Be of Good Courage, Christian Graduates! God Promises You a Great Future!

It’s graduation time! This year is especially meaningful to me, because my twin sons are included among the 2017 graduates. As homeschoolers, my husband and I have watched them pursue their interests from a young age, with the freedom and time to really develop and excel at their God-given gifts and talents. For that, we … Continue reading Be of Good Courage, Christian Graduates! God Promises You a Great Future!

Two Cocoons: a Love Poem… My Premature Twins on their Teeny Tiny Miracle Journey 

Two Cocoons When I see your tiny red naked bodies clad only in diapers the size of a Kleenex, I think that nothing is more fragile, and you’re just like the wings of a butterfly.   While one of you cries out like a hungry kitten, the other cries out like a bleating sheep. It … Continue reading Two Cocoons: a Love Poem… My Premature Twins on their Teeny Tiny Miracle Journey 

How to Give without Guilt, and Fulfill the Mission of Pleasing God

Sometimes we have the opportunity to bless a reader at The Silver Lining, by meeting a specific need. I believe God gives me spiritual words spoken in discernment, wisdom and love; meant to offer you hope, healing, and encouragement in Jesus Christ. I’d also like to be the hands and feet of Jesus whenever, and wherever he … Continue reading How to Give without Guilt, and Fulfill the Mission of Pleasing God