The Bonfire Tradition – Part I

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” Psalm 84:11 (NIV)   Our family celebrates a myriad of traditions every year in our house. Some are generational, some are spiritual and some are just because they areContinue reading “The Bonfire Tradition – Part I”

Lessons from Zechariah – Part II

“Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old.” Luke 1: 6-7 (NIV)   Last time we were together I was telling how I saw new insight into ZechariahContinue reading “Lessons from Zechariah – Part II”

Lessons from Zechariah – Part I

“And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.” Luke 1:20 (NIV)  “He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, ‘His name is John.’ Immediately his mouth was openedContinue reading “Lessons from Zechariah – Part I”

Hope During Heartache and Caring for the Caregiver

Eleven years ago this week our family had to say goodbye to our little one before we had a chance to officially meet.  One day shy of entering the second trimester, within a few hours of waking up, we lost our baby.  Being an avid reader, during the months that followed, I searched for aContinue reading “Hope During Heartache and Caring for the Caregiver”

I’m Choosing to Be Thankful for the Reminder

“… if we admit our sins—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and purge us of all wrongdoing.” I John 1:9 (The Message)   I have been disobedient lately… not willing to surrender my will to what God wants for me.  And I’veContinue reading “I’m Choosing to Be Thankful for the Reminder”

PRACTICAL ADVICE, TIPS AND QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSIONS in the BACK… GREAT FOR BOOK CLUBS AND BIBLE STUDIES

“Accept offers from others to help so you can take a break without worrying: Don’t be afraid or too proud to ask for help.” Excerpt from Caring for the Caregiver   With helpful advice, practical tips and questions in the back of each chapter, Caring for the Caregiver is great for book clubs, Bible studiesContinue reading “PRACTICAL ADVICE, TIPS AND QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSIONS in the BACK… GREAT FOR BOOK CLUBS AND BIBLE STUDIES”

GET ONE TODAY… AND ANOTHER FOR A FRIEND

“… fully trusting God is a process, just like chronic illness. Some days trusting will be easier whereas other days anger, doubt and fear will creep in and trust is more a choice, an attitude, rather than a feeling… For my life, some of the greatest blessings were born from the deepest valleys.” Excerpt fromContinue reading “GET ONE TODAY… AND ANOTHER FOR A FRIEND”

GET YOUR COPY NOW IN TIME FOR 2018… A YEAR OF ENCOURAGEMENT

“Whether or not you think it’s fair, pledging your life to another means you did, in fact, sign up for the diagnosis you are facing today. However, don’t lose heart. God is bigger than any diagnosis you’re fighting. Being told things you don’t want to hear from the doctor doesn’t mean the end of somethingContinue reading “GET YOUR COPY NOW IN TIME FOR 2018… A YEAR OF ENCOURAGEMENT”