Proverbs 18: 24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. When we met you, we didn’t know you would change our family forever. You were friends with my husband and sister in law through the department. I’d never made a guy BFF outside of my own brothers, … More Brandall Selestewa February 26, 1979 – January 21, 2021
What should we do during COVID-19 pandemic and worldwide scrambling? I know my roll and it isn’t toilet paper. I’ve been told what lane to drive in and where to focus my eyes set on the horizon. Regardless of long lines, food and toilet paper shortages, and grim outlooks… My concern cannot be not only … More Eyes On The Prize
It really hurts to hug a porcupine. This seems logical, but when we are talking about emotional relationships it’s not. We all know some porcupines. They are in our daily lives. Some through social media, the doctor’s office, church, and our own home. Interactions with porcupines can really hurt. Even our gentlest approach can … More Don’t hug porcupines.
Well, I almost can’t believe I am writing this. I was so relieved last week about my throat, and felt like God had opened a door to the hallway of physical misery I had been trapped in for 7 months. I happily rejoiced walking through that door, thinking it would mean some normalcy in … More Back to the drawing board.
I was walking through my house today, listening to the sounds of 8 teenagers hanging out and laughing. Some were listening to music, one looking up scripture, and the others were comfortably stewn about the furniture. This is the scene most Sunday afternoons. I have the great blessing of living next to my church. It’s … More Open House
On Sunday, I was getting ready for church, and had the thought that maybe I should ask to be prayed over with oil. It was sacrament Sunday. I was reasoning with myself in my mind. I don’t feel like I am worthy of asking for that right now. My mind and heart wanted to be mentally … More We were never worthy of God’s love in the first place.
I made a mistake a few Sundays ago. It was our one Sunday per month when we take the bread and wine and share testimonies and prayer. I’d been released from the hospital for my collapsed lung about 18 hours before. I couldn’t wear a regular bra due to my chest tube wound and dressing. … More Jesus didn’t wear a tie.
When I was 13, I took a repelling class at church camp. I’m naturally adventurous and used to be a teeny bit of an adrenaline junky before my body disintegrated. I thought a repelling class would be a piece of cake. We went to a 40 foot water tower, geared up, and started. When it … More White Knuckled Grip
“You have a big hole in your pants, and I can see your cheek.” We were at a wedding a couple weeks ago, and my friend had just whispered this into my ear, from behind me. I instinctively reached back and Oh sweetness! Where is the nearest bush? I’m swan diving into it. I … More I see London, I see France
God closes doors sometimes. The trick is, not hanging on so tight, you get your fingers caught in the door. When I graduated high school, I had a plan. I was an art major, and I had 3 different scholarships towards that goal. I was going to work towards being a high school art teacher. … More Check yourself before you wreck yourself.