Is somebody being a real “turkey” to you this year? Thanksgiving can be a tough time for a lot of people who are excited to get together, but end up feeling let down by hurtful family and friends. During this time of my husband healing from cancer; God has immensely blessed our own family with … Continue reading When Thanksgiving Hurts… A Bite of Encouragement for Struggles with Self Worth, Rejection, Forgiveness, and Boundaries
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
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!
In spite of sickness in my household, this has been a lovely week; and it's all because of snow. Come for a walk with me, as I share what God whispered to me as I enjoyed my long walk alone with Him! Sometimes you wake up and you just know it's going to be a … Continue reading 10 Psalms for Walking in a Winter Wonderland with God
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
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
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