Faith, Pain and suffering

The God Who Disappoints

How does one reconcile this life’s journey with the God we read about in the Bible? How do we reconcile the God who hears with a life that seems void of God’s presence? How do we reconcile the God who sees with a life filled with untold pain? How do we reconcile the God who… Continue reading The God Who Disappoints

Faith, Hope, promises, Uncategorized

Guilty of Idolatry

After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” But Abram said, “Sovereign LORD, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said,… Continue reading Guilty of Idolatry

Hope, Pain and suffering

A New Perspective

The last year has been hard…really, really hard. Exactly one year ago, I received a call that my ex-husband had passed away suddenly. Telling my children that their dad was dead ranks right up there with the most difficult moments of my life. Watching them grieve and mourn. Sending them off to bury their dad.… Continue reading A New Perspective

Faith, Grace, Hope, Spiritual Growth, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

The Story of Our Scars

As a nurse, one of my primary duties is assessing patients. I need to know their current condition so I can catch subtle deviations, deviations that might indicate an impending deterioration. I also need to know the medical history. Previous problems can provide important clues to what is happening with a patient. I gather the… Continue reading The Story of Our Scars

Faith, Grace, promises, Spiritual Growth

When Life is Too Busy for God

If I could sum up this season of my life in one word, I would probably choose busy. Right now, I have three teenagers. They all have activities, are all headed in different directions. My oldest is entering his senior year of high school, a year that I have been told is incredibly busy. I… Continue reading When Life is Too Busy for God

Dating, Faith, friendship, Grace, Hope, promises

To Be Loved Like Christ Loves

Before you read the words below, I want to give you a little background. One year ago, I chose to go on an official date with a friend I’d known most of my life. I chose to open my heart, my mind, to the possibility this friendship might turn into something more. I chose to… Continue reading To Be Loved Like Christ Loves

Faith, Hope, Spiritual Growth

The Legacy of an Unnamed Child

Jesus soon saw a huge crowd of people coming to look for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, “Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?” He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do. Philip replied, “Even if we worked for months, we wouldn’t have enough money… Continue reading The Legacy of an Unnamed Child