We’ve been scared before. I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1961. I was a little girl, and didn’t really know much about what was happening, but I had heard enough and had watched enough war movies to be terrified when I heard a plane flying overhead. Like the adults around me, I was relieved … More Fear Not… But
Recently, I watched a Facebook video where John Tesh shared his testimony about talking to his disease about God. It reminded me of one of my own testimonies, and I share it here to encourage you. It is only one example of how God brings healing to those who hope in Him, whether we are … More Broken, Not Forsaken
I hate to admit it, but diligence and consistency are not among my greatest qualities. I joined a gym several months ago, and paid up front for the year. I went for a while, and even engaged a trainer to help me learn the machines. She was an expensive luxury, so after a couple of … More Practice Makes…Skillful
Let me start by saying I got a new hairdo yesterday. A summer-friendly, easy-to-wear pixie was what I asked for. And I guess that’s just what I got, so it’s not fair to bad-mouth the stylist. But the result was not quite what I expected. Enough to say, I texted my husband before I headed … More Not Again!
Yesterday, I heard a young minister tell the story of when he acted on what he felt the Lord say to him, in his heart: “Buy tickets to Hawaii for you and your wife, for this period of time.” It didn’t make sense; no reason to be there, no speaking engagements planned. And no vacation … More Faint Heart ne’er won…anything.
I read a blog post some time ago written by CNN contributor L.Z. Granderson. It was very touching and thought provoking. Even though I felt his belief system disregarded basic salvation truths, I enjoyed it, and it made me think about why I believe what I believe. My earliest memories are steeped in faith. Memories … More Why I Believe In God
Just recently my pastor asked me, and several others, to participate in recording videos for 21 days of Health Hacks — videos that would go on our church’s website and FaceBook page to encourage people who needed hope. I haven’t done mine yet, mostly because my lips have not calmed down yet from an overabundance … More To Your Health
It happens every year in January. I map out the year ahead with things like family vacation, conferences, purchases. Just normal planning that has to be done. But, always, there are the inevitable plans to do things I should have done last year but didn’t, and the inevitable plans to stop doing things that I’ve … More The Dance
It’s Valentines Day tomorrow. Memories of paper hearts passed secretly or in decorated boxes in elementary school, fantasies about a romantic dance on a faraway beach, or even a sweet picture of a senior couple holding hands on a park bench, all support our belief in the reality, endurance, and power of Love. And this … More Believing In Love Takes Courage
“The sun will come out, tomorrow! Betcha bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be sun!” Most of us remember Little Orphan Annie’s delightful performance of this song in the titular musical. Even though this little actress, Aileen Quinn, knew the outcome of the whole story, she was certainly “in the moment” when she sang this proclamation. … More I Love Ya, Tomorrow!
Have you ever been told you should thank God for everything that comes into your life, no matter what? Have you ever found it almost impossible to do so? With conviction, at any rate? Was it almost as if you were lying to God? There’s a good reason for that: God never said we should thank him … More Thanks in the Morning
A pagan society is one “which does not acknowledge the God of the Bible” according to Webster’s New Edition Dictionary. If by “not acknowledging” we mean paying no attention to his expressed will and ways, his wisdom or even his warnings of what will harm us, then to a great degree we are already living … More Raising Children in a Pagan Society