“. . . BUT prayer . . . made fervently by the church of God.” Acts 12:5b, NASB Prayer made all the difference for the imprisoned Apostle. Do we understand the power of prayer? Do we realize the weaponry that is at our disposal? Our unbelief or lackadaisical approach may actually be hindering our prayers. … Continue reading Worms & Election 2020
But when the people of Israel cried out to the Lord for help, the Lord AGAIN raised up a rescuer to save them. Judges 3:15a During the time of the Judges, God served as Israel’s king and they were to follow and obey Him. Yet, Israel rarely walked in obedience; It was more like sheep … Continue reading “Cry Out” Challenge, Day 7
Can you imagine how it would feel to finally be set free after being held captive, a slave, for your entire life? Panting breathlessly, you reach a roadblock only to see your captors coming after you once again. That’s exactly what happened to God’s chosen people, the Israelites. When Pharaoh approached, the people of Israel … Continue reading “Cry Out” Challenge, Day 6
A bouncing baby boy was born to a Levite family joining an older brother and sister. His parents could tell he was a special child and they hid him at risk of their own lives. When they couldn’t hide him any longer, the mother made a little basket and placed him afloat on the River … Continue reading “Cry Out” Challenge, Day 5
Thinking back over the start of this month, we were feverishly preparing for a trip to Colorado Springs. The first several days of the trip was a planned visit with our son and daughter-in-law, spending the time getting to know our granddaughter. It was my second time to visit with our sweet little princess, who … Continue reading A Hurricane, a Hornet, and a Horrifying Wreck
Have you ever been asked a question but before you can adequately answer, the person asking the question thinks they know more about what you’re going to say than you do, or they totally disagree with the beginning of your story and you are never able to make it to the end? I can’t tell … Continue reading Buttonholed
I’m pretty good at reading people and situations. I believe these factors have contributed to my ability to size up situations and individuals rather quickly: Growing up in a small town, being treated unfairly at times, serving as a pastor’s wife for over 25 years, working with children since about 10 years of age, and … Continue reading The Arrogance of It All!
I’m thankful “I took a knee” (see blogpost: “I took a knee”) some 40 years ago while playing basketball. I’m thankful I experienced the trauma but yet, had a great coach run to my side. I’m thankful she knew what to have me do for finding my breath again. You know why? Just the other … Continue reading Face planted!
In 2009, a week after surgery, I returned to the hospital with a fever and vomiting. I was too sick to care if I lived or died. After putting dye through my veins and finding infection throughout my stomach, I was given two potent drugs. Unfortunately, these drugs caused side-effects which had me calling for … Continue reading Changing Our World!
Fourteen years ago, an avalanche brought what I call “despairing of life” years. There were freeing moments but for the most part this season of pain and despair lasted through several beleaguered years. Though you are a lowly worm . . . You will be a new threshing instrumentwith many sharp teeth (Isaiah 41:14-15a). While … Continue reading An Anniversary of Hard Places!