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!
Oh, how we love “good news!” while bad news just wreaks havoc within the depths of our souls! My adopted grandson celebrated his 3rd birthday, Monday, May 4th and that evening his mommy (my oldest daughter, Carlie) was near death. One of the many frustrations that I’ve dealt with since becoming a mother (and still … Continue reading Tho I Walk Thru the Valley of the Shadow of Death!
We are offered Peace, But we dwell in pandemonium!We are offered Contentment, But we model through dissatisfaction!We are offered Cleansing, But we prefer to “waller” around in our guilt!We are granted Victory, But we survive in a state of defeat! Where do our minds roam through the day? And, where do we park our minds … Continue reading National Day of Prayer!
Five years ago, my heart was heavy. I was alone much of the time. Having been laid aside with a herniated disk, I wondered to what purpose God would use it. So, I poured over the Scriptures asking for His direction and guidance during this time of isolation and recovery. And it was then that … Continue reading Celebrating 5 Years with WordPress!
In beautiful San Antonio, Texas, my Great-Auntie and her husband, while out hunting for a new residence, strolled along a busy thoroughfare lined with charming walkways. My great-uncle, who had recently retired, was looking forward to spending his retirement years with his lovely bride of many years. They were looking to downsize and thus, were … Continue reading Saved from what? You may ask.
Have you unexpectantly received some good news and then in the next moment down comes the bad? It’s like when someone tells you: I have bad news and good news; which one do you want to hear first? The good news: You are getting $2400 stimulus money. But the bad news, you owe $6300 to … Continue reading Fugacious Existence
“Rodrigo” (as I like to call him) and I had a lovely cookout the other day! The food was great, and the company was amusing 😉 but what thrilled me the most was the peaceful setting. No thoughts of a “Lockdown” or even a “virus;” No worry or care “called in” to interrupt that peace-filled … Continue reading The Third “P”
During this isolating pandemic period, I was motivated to read several books that are lying around the house longing for me to pick them up. One small book, easily digested but held a wealth of spiritual truth, is If You Will Ask by Oswald Chambers. This book, insightful and timely, is a testimony of Chambers’ … Continue reading From Praise to Prayer
Ashamedly, there have been multiple times in my life when I have told the Lord I could not praise Him in the midst of a difficult situation. After He provided the relief and I saw a resolution to the difficulty, I would praise Him. Yet, there are some heartrending complexities that remain to this day … Continue reading Sacrificed on the Altar: PRAISE