“If God is real, then why does he let bad things happen? Why doesn’t he stop it? Why do bad things happen to good people?” I face this question often. I’m okay with that. At one time or another, I have asked myself the same questions that I face. I have mourned the loss of … More Your mission…if you choose to accept it
I was listening to a friend of mine talk yesterday. She was talking about a great burden she carries in her life. It had brought her down and through some very dark times. This burden couldn’t be remedied by any power within her. She had talked to a counselor about the difficulty and he asked … More Blessed by The Best
My 11 month old nephew was here yesterday. He makes me feel like a million bucks when he reaches for me. I look down at him and my heart melts. Every time he needs something, his little arms go up and out and he begs to be held. When he is unsettled, afraid, hurt, lonely, … More Live and “On Air.”
I am gathering each of my plans like sticks. I’m laying them on the altar, and setting them on fire. It’s such an easy thing to think, but such a hard thing to do. If God asks me to change my plan, am I actually willing? Galatians 2: 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I … More Prune these broken limbs
My husband sent me a couple of quotes from a guest speaker he heard at a conference yesterday. The speaker was a man named Jason Schechterle. He was a police officer who survived a horrific crash about 17 years ago. He was severely burned over more than 40% of his body. Jason has an incredibly … More What on earth are you doing…for Heaven’s sake?!
I have a, “What if,” rabbit hole that I fall into sometimes. I fall down that rabbit hole when I start worrying about things I can’t control but for some reason can’t let go of. I feel like most days I feel peace, but inevitably a day sneaks up on me when all the worries … More Alice in Worryland
I am watching this flooding in Houston and my heart is just overwhelmed and breaking for these people. I feel quite powerless to help them. Their needs are so immediate and basic and yet I don’t know what to do that would help them immediately, except to pray. I wish that being a “good person,” … More Oh manna!
I am having trouble writing this. Putting something in writing makes it official. I don’t want this to be official. Some of you know about this if you’ve read my book. One of the surgeries I have had, was due to a spinal birth defect that was brought to the surface from my Fluoroquinolone antibiotic … More Tunnel vision
I could tell you about roughly 487 weaknesses I have, but my self esteem would deflate to a raisin and I wouldn’t be able to finish this post. I do need to hone in on just one of them tonight. I was reminded of it because I recently taught my favorite story during Bible school … More Eyes on Jesus