Most of us need reminding of God’s faithfulness. God can rebuild the ashes of our losses. But He needs our permission. He can restore, renew and regenerate our lives. I came across Isaiah 61:3 at a time when I didn’t
Who’s your hero? All my life I’ve looked up to people I thought were doing important things. As a five-year-old, I read Sleeping Beauty, loved Princess Aurora’s happy ending. I imagined myself being rescued by handsome Prince Philip. Influenced by the
Boaz and Me – Celebrate Our 4th Wedding Anniversary
Happy endings for the brokenhearted. Two broken hearts find healing in new love. The day the tragic motorcycle accident tore my husband Paul’s physical presence from my arms, my world collapsed.
The Enemy of Expectations
Expectations – love ‘em or hate ‘em?
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Yes, me, too. For twenty plus years, I’ve struggled with expecting positive reactions from people, only to be dissatisfied
When I was little, I quickly learned what to do when I cut myself. Mom would say, “Apply direct pressure.” And even as a five year old, amateur cook, when I sliced my hand open cutting apples for a snack,
Do you know who you are? You might say, of course, I am (your name). I work (your employment). I am single, married to (your spouse’s name) and I have (number of children or pets). But these are roles you
Poor, Hungry, Desperate
I did a lot of soul searching upon my recent re-entry from a mission trip to one of the poorest countries in the world – Uganda. Extreme poverty is defined as living on $1.25 or less
My new husband Jim and I began decorating for Christmas in our new home Thanksgiving weekend. He and I, both previously widowed, have found joy in putting thought into our new Christmas traditions as we blend our families and lives
Are you counting down the days before Christmas? Whether we use a wall calendar with openings for each day or read a daily Bible verse to prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus,
“Come on in, we have a place for you.” Doesn’t it feel good to be welcomed, to a friend’s home or family gathering? Especially at church, it’s great to feel like you fit in. I am thankful the church I