I wrote this poem in 2003. So many U.S. Soldiers, both men and women, were leaving for Iraq, to fight in a war while the rest of us lived our lives in comfort and peace. My friend's son was one of the soldiers who fought in Iraq. I presented her with a copy of this … Continue reading Boys at War… a Welcome Home Poem
Yesterday, my daughter asked if she could give one of her ponies a hair cut. We had given a trim to one of her My Little Pony pets before, so I agreed. I reminded her that the pony's hair couldn't grow back, and gave her a small pair of scissors, and a piece of cardstick … Continue reading Pretty Ponies? A Mother’s “Short Tale”
Yesterday marked one week into my recovery from back surgery. God announced His goodness by giving me a beautiful, sunny spring day to enjoy! I was so happy and excited! My twin young men cleaned off the umbrella table, and untied the chairs which had been stored for the winter, hoisting them effortlessly onto the … Continue reading The Family that Prays Together…
Who's right? Who's wrong? As a Christian, how do you know which causes to support, or if you should participate at all? So many people are going in so many different directions, including our brothers and sisters in Christ. There are genuine believers, wandering believers, young believers, old believers, sincere believers, rebellious believers, passionate believers, … Continue reading 10 Questions for Christians Marching for Causes (Series: Social Media Sadness, Badness, and Madness)
It's an emotional and crucial time in America. I hope you will join me for my upcoming blog post, "God is Sovereign...He's in Control." God was already leading me to write about His Sovereignty, even before the election took place. It is my prayer that God will continue to use me as an instrument, to … Continue reading Soldier On!
Are you being shunned for following Jesus, while others just pretend to be Christians? It's better to stand out because you're living in God's truth, than to belong to a crowd of people who listen to, believe in, and live in lies. But don't be surprised if you wrestle with REJECTION. This spirit is a … Continue reading Rejected? Expected!
Narcissist is just a fancy word for an extremely self-centered person. Narcissism is a sin. A narcissist is so focused on self, there's no room to consider others as separate individuals with their own thoughts and emotions. This spiritual issue has roots in bitterness, jealousy, and denial; which are also sins. Narcissism is so selfishly … Continue reading A Narcissist’s Damaging Impact…Hope for the Hurting
I wrote this Psalm during the most difficult spiritual battle of my life. I'm choosing to share it with you, to let you know that during my deepest, darkest storm, there was a shiny, shimmery silver lining. It's now brighter than over, and the storm is over! Your storm will not last forever. God wants you … Continue reading DEEP…a Psalm of Rescue…Hope for Depression