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!
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!
It's Mother's Day! Maybe you forgot, or maybe you've waited until the last minute; but you really do very much love your mom! Now you're stressed out thinking about how to bless her. I'll let you in on a little secret... Most mothers just want time with you! A little appreciation for your mother will … Continue reading 15 Sweet, Simple, Saving Gift Ideas to Express Your Love for Mom on Mother’s Day
“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)
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
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!
As my pen flows with the ink of Wintery Blues It finally dries up, exhausted. But then, she’s there: The Silver Lining; Darkness, then Light, My Winter Rainbow! Hope now floods parchment. Sun peeks through bleakness. I run outside to soak in its presence; Vibrant colors outshine sunlit trees which dance, delighted. … Continue reading My Winter Rainbow
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
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
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