Do you ever get discouraged because it seems like you are not important? Truth be told, most people probably feel that way at some time in their life. I’ve been there, too, and still hear that little lying “voice” in the back of my mind once in a while. When I came back from France… Read More Day 88 Thankful for the value and importance of one
Children get so excited as Christmas approaches! They may drive their teachers almost insane sometimes, but with a bit of positive outlook and lots of God’s love and mercy toward them, their joy can be contagious! Today, I was at my daughter’s base school watching and helping with their play practice. A lot of the… Read More Day 58 – Thankful for children’s smiles
This morning I had the joy and privilege of translating the testimony of a brother in Christ from French to English in front of the whole church! This brother is from Togo, so he speaks at least one African language plus French, and he is learning English as well. Translating like this is something that… Read More Today’s International Worship
This year at the last rally at International Student Convention (as I explained here,) we had an amazing speaker named David Ring. In his words, his journey has been that of cerebral palsy, but his story is: “I am blessed!” The way God has worked in and through his life is amazing! Normally people with CP… Read More David Ring, serving God with Cerebral Palsy
Dear Lord, Here we are again, bowing before You, recognizing that You are more huge than we can ever conceive, that You are truly righteous, and that you keep your eye on us as an act of love. We praise You that You choose to look at us through the blood of Christ’s sacrifice and… Read More Worship with me #44
Accusing and debasing words only have power over us if we let them. I reject those labels and accusations.
They are not helpful for the furthering of the kingdom of God.… Read More Rejecting Labels
How important is your life or mine? That’s a question people have been asking for a long time. Our family just explored this question recently by watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” again. But a few weeks before that I had made the following observations: The Harvest is long since over. The fields lie brown and… Read More On death and life
Fire! Did that get your attention? No? I’ll try a little louder. Fire!! Did you hear me this time? This is the problem I was having in a dream I had last night. The small house we were staying in was on fire. We had called 911, and everyone was leaving the house. Then I… Read More What to do when There’s Danger
In my last post we left Jesus in the wilderness being ministered to by the angels. After this, we briefly see Him and His disciples at the river again, baptizing more disciples than John. And wouldn’t you know it? The Pharisees had a problem with that! Boy they sure did start on Him early! He… Read More Who Jesus Values – Sychar Lesson
It was so real, it was as though I was actually there. Dreams can be that way sometimes. The early morning sun lit up the entire eastern sky and streamed into my hotel window which looked out over the vast, immeasurable ocean. It was going to be a beautiful day! I looked out the window… Read More Tsunami! Sound the Alarm!
I was just thinking about my time serving God on the continent of Africa. It’s not that there were no trials there, nor that there was no spiritual warfare to engage in. But looking back, I have an overall memory of God surrounding us with His favor and protection. As a matter of fact, it… Read More Please Pray for Me
Memories are connected to smells, both the good ones and bad ones. The smell of salt water near the ocean, The smell of a cool breeze after a hot summer day, The smell of an attic or basement, The smell of rain, The smell of pine at Christmas. Or, you open the door and take… Read More Smells Permeate
I remember when I was 13 years old, mowing the grass in the front yard at my parents’ house. I was just becoming very aware of myself, and I hoped that the neighbors across the street noticed what a good girl I was. I also remember as a teenager being in the chapel at camp.… Read More Glory to Whom?
This year, I suffered 3+ months of a nightmare as far as my eyesight was concerned. My husband got a new vision insurance, so we went to a new place to get our vision needs met. The eye doctor there talked me into getting progressive lenses instead of the trifocals that I requested. He said… Read More Distorted Vision – Clear Vision
When I go to all the trouble to write down what’s on my heart, it can sometimes be disappointing to find that very few people take the time to read what I’ve written. I know people are busy; I’m busy too. We have to choose how we are going to spend our time, and sometimes… Read More God’s “Blog”