God is a God who sees. Why is this important to remember? What comfort can we draw from it? To fully understand the importance, we must examine the passage where God is revealed as a God who sees. In Genesis chapters 16 and 21 we have an amazing account of an angel of the Lord … Continue reading The God Who Sees Me
I sit in my car in the parking lot of our local Walmart going over the grocery game plan with my sons. We are going into the store, getting our five items, go through the self check out, and then leave. I further stress to my sons that they are to follow me and not … Continue reading Learning to Accept I’m not Superwoman: Part 2 Grocery Shopping and Adequacy
I’ve been tired before, but nothing compares to the almost constant state of exhaustion that is my life now. It has been just over a year since my husband, Bob, became disabled due to illness. This past year he has been in the hospital and nursing home for a total of five months. He is … Continue reading God’s Strength even Helps a Caretaker Walk on the High Places
Today is my brother’s birthday. Nick would have been 44 today. This is the third birthday without Nicky, and I really miss our yearly birthday calls. This is one of those days that I find myself teary-eyed and sad. In all honesty, I will probably have to occasionally stop and wipe my eyes so … Continue reading When the Happiest Days Become the Hardest
Joshua 1-3: Crossing the Jordan Moses has died. How different the Promised Land must have looked to Joshua and the people of Israel as they viewed the land beyond the Jordan through grief-stricken eyes. They had envisioned coming to the Promised Land with Moses, and now they would be entering it without him. It must … Continue reading Is There Hope Beyond the Jordan? Facing a New Year.
In a message I preached a few weeks ago, I shared the spiritual struggle I went through during the year that both of my boys were diagnosed with autism. As I reflected on it, I realized that it was ten years ago. In some ways it seems longer, in fact, it is hard to … Continue reading Ten Years After Autism