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!
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.