Last week, a young successful author passed away. She left a husband , very young children and a kind, godly family. She has been the subject of many posts lately. Some have trouble understanding why God allowed this to happen. I was praying for her when I heard that she was very ill. She was successful at what she did. But “why?”, I ask. … Read More When I Don’t Understand
I’m not writing this because I have marriage all figured out. I want to share this because it might help anyone wondering how to keep working at this commitment . It’s not about appearance, like you get along and living a happy life on the outside. It is a commitment between the two of you, keeping your vows no matter how easy or hard … Read More Commit to Make It Work
At His birth and His death, people close to Him were told ” Do not be afraid!” “After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and … Read More Do Not Be Afraid!
Today is known as Good Friday. I see it as Good in the fact that Jesus went to the cross to cover my sin and the sin of the whole world and we can have salvation when we believe. Very difficult circumstances happened that day for Jesus, though. Pilate didn’t see any reason for Him to be crucified but the Jews started yelling and … Read More How Is Your Faith?
They seized Him, led Him away, and brought Him into the high priest’s house. Meanwhile Peter was following at a distance. They lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, and Peter sat among them. When a servant saw him sitting in the firelight, and looked closely at him, she said, “This man was with Him too.”But he denied it: “Woman, I don’t … Read More No Way, Man!
Judas Iscariot is known as the disciple who betrayed Jesus! As I was studying more about Judas, I realized in several passages in the New Testament, that he was not only known as gaining money in the betrayal of Jesus around the time just before Jesus’ crucifixion but also “he was a thief and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself … Read More Betrayed
Many of us experience disappointment in our friends and people we are close to. We think we can depend on them to help us in either a very tough situation or just a simple favor and they are not present. I see that Jesus had a situation towards the end of his time on earth, just like this! I thought that after all the … Read More Truly Abandoned!
I’ve been watching Kathie Lee Gifford for many years, including when she worked with Regis Philbin. She is loved, liked and respected by many! She has been given many compliments and accolades, saying “we will miss you” this week, as she is leaving the Today Show! I admire how she is unafraid to share her faith with those she knows personally and also those … Read More Who’s Watching You?
I have had a lot of doubts recently. Doubts about whether things will get better with my family, whether my health will get better and stay better, will I be able to drive again and take care of what I used to be able to do and not have to depend on other people? I’ve even wondered after moving so many times in my … Read More Don’t Stop Believing!
Spring is defined as ” to jump upwards or forwards.” This makes sense when thinking about why the season Spring was named this! Growth is what we see when Spring arrives each year. When we go to a home improvement store, we see flowers, trees, all kinds of chemicals, mulch and many products designed to prepare to plant and help aid growth. When we … Read More The Season of Growth
Many of us love little children, especially new babies when they are in our family. It hurts when we can’t see them and spend time with them like we would so love to do! I think about characteristics of these children and why they are so lovable, I then see that some older children and adults that are simply very difficult to be around … Read More Welcome, Child
I wrote a post last week called Life- Now and Later. This was about living not only for today, but setting goals that will make a difference in our lives, now, later and for eternity. I’ve been thinking about why it is important to make a difference for others as well. After watching the news this morning, I saw a consistent theme from those … Read More Make Life Count