It’s now been two years of suffering through life with serious chronic illness. It’s made me appreciate, even more, the sweet and simple things in life. I find God in nature, so; as I do every Easter, I decided to wander down to the gorgeous Japanese magnolia tree. It stands next to a tiny white … Continue reading The Magnolia Blooms are Dying, but Jesus is ALIVE!
Anyone else have a bad start to the new year? I know I’m not alone. What a difference from New Year’s Eve; which was a fun, festive, family celebration. It wasn’t perfect. My 11-year-old daughter cried, refusing to eat with us, because she felt sorry for the lobster we’d prepared for our celebration. But I’ve … Continue reading It’s 2021! Um… Happy New Year?
“And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him” (Mark 5:6 ESV). Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Please forgive my long unanticipated absence. I’ve been through two years of severe chronic illness; yet God is always good, and Jesus is still my King! I haven’t been able to get … Continue reading Merry Christmas… Jesus is King!
It’s Good Friday; and it's a bad world. There’s a plague of locusts destroying crops, further starving the people of Africa. Running at a faster, more frequent pace; we are experiencing earthquakes, floods, tornados and wildfires. All of these are competing, to outdo the viral plague which is currently sweeping the globe; a whispered household … Continue reading Good Friday… Coronavirus Kills, but Jesus Saves!
There's so much loss, and so much pain, Oh, please God, show Your face again! You dwell up far, in vast, blue skies; So how can You hear lonely cries, And muffled screams, and unshed tears? Will you redeem our wasted years? God, when I finally break and cry, I call Your Name in Heaven … Continue reading Face Me Under Your Rainbow
Living a cycle of pain and victory as a Christian, can be greatly discouraging. It feels like a roller coaster. It's a long, uncomfortable bumpy donkey ride which feels like there's no destination in sight. One minute, I get a sign from God and feel my life is finally going in the right direction... and … Continue reading Pain before Victory… Palm Sunday
"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
It's been a rough year, filled with so much trial and tribulation. The devil is doing anything and everything he can, in order to kill, steal, and destroy my family unit. But He Who lives in me is greater than he who is in the world. "You, dear children, are from God and have overcome … Continue reading How Giving a Simple Shoebox Blesses Children, Ourselves… and Jesus!
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
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