It truly makes no sense that we are coming up on a year since my nephew’s diagnosis of Leukemia. What’s more is that he has already been called to his eternal home (July 14, 2022) just 6 days before his 24th birthday. And add in the unbelievable aspect that his mom went to her eternal … Continue reading Lost in Logic!
God asked me to carry something terrifyingly heavy. In fact, I would need the assistance of flight attendants, trained health care individuals, a whole flight of passengers, and a caring pilot! So much uncertainty rolled into 2+ hours, I immediately wondered why. After all, I was on my way to my hometown for the funeral … Continue reading Storms
After the loss of a loved one, doing mundane things, like the wash, seems to be so robotic. Hanging clean laundry in my closet, I turned to leave when my 6-year-old grandson (who had followed me) asked what all those notes were on the wall of my closet. I gasped as soon as I noticed! … Continue reading When God’s Answer Hurts!
We drove 19 hours straight to visit with my brother before he would have to head back to MD! Being with family can be just what we need at times specially to hug and encourage one another through the hard places we all experience. For my brother, that would be the loss of his wife … Continue reading Can We Trust God with A Loved One?
This past March, I wrote 3 blog posts concerning my nephew, Dylan’s journey with Leukemia ~ Transplants & TransformationNew LifeIS ABLE So many of you have followed and most importantly, PRAYED for God to heal his body. And we have marveled as God answered our prayers according to our heart’s desire. June 14th, Dylan completed … Continue reading Prayer IS Everything!
So much to do, so little time! I am determined to do what is truly essential. Striving not to get caught up in that which is not productive for the Kingdom of God. Not wanting to waste my energy and time on the things that do not bring Him the greatest glory! Now to him … Continue reading IS ABLE (Day 28)
In the Bible the Psalms is a book of Hebrew poetry containing hymns of praise as well as laments. Featured parallelisms are articulated through repetition, variation, or contrast. There are deep and raw emotions being expressed as the writers share their outlooks. David wrote many of these weighty, at his “wits end,” laments. In Psalm … Continue reading NEW LIFE (Day 25)
Today is Transplant Day for my 23-year-old nephew, Dylan! And Day 8 of my “No dairy, no sugar” fast! Spending time in God’s Word and praying with an extra zeal as we approach the celebration of Resurrection Sunday next month, continues to be transformable. Our human nature can cause us to question how God works … Continue reading Transplants & Transformation (Day 8)
In my last post we looked at God’s presence in our trial [God IS Present in the Trial (Day 4)] and reminded ourselves of Who He is and His indwelling presence as well as encircling presence to each of us. Returning to The Red Sea Rules, by Robert J. Morgan, four principles guide us in mastering … Continue reading Mastering the Practice of the Presence of God (Day 5)
Day 2: Walking through another “no dairy, no sugar” fast means spending time in God’s Word with a heart of prayer while leaning hard on the One Who is Able! In the 1980’s, a song by Christine Wyrtzen ministered to my heart like none other. It is called, “The Fire.” I've been through a fire that … Continue reading The Fire (Day 2)