2 Corinthians 1:3-5 The Message (MSG) 3-5 All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so… Continue reading Come Along
Greeting a young couple in church I spoke to their baby girl and she smiled. I asked her name. It was Cameron. I could remember her name because my grandson has the same name. Eli’s daughter-in-law named her son Ichabod. Can you imagine naming your child Ichabod??? The ark of God was captured by the… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
What is the opposite of faith? Most would say doubt or fear! What do you fear? If you are like me, you don’t really have any fears - you’re a stoic person. You just trust God on the surface. But subconsciously there is fear. Fear of the future, fear of what if???? Fear of… Continue reading Walk in Faith
He can walk! Yes, my husband John was able to walk the next morning after back surgery. He was in a wheelchair for 3 weeks prior to surgery. The PT lady in the hospital was amazed how well he walked and the doctor released him that day. Wow, back surgery and only one night in… Continue reading Walk
Pastor – “God is Good!” – response People – “All the Time!” Pastor – “All the Time!” – response People – “God is Good!” Our church service begins with this ritual. Many times, I think – All the Time? When a loved one dies? When the diagnosis is cancer? When your spouse leaves? When your… Continue reading All the Time?
Did he know, or did God know that I needed these gifts?
During a recent bout with laryngitis I was reminded of the number of words a woman uses daily versus the number a man uses. Louann Brizendine who wrote The Female Brain concluded that women use 20,000 words per day while men use 7,000. More recent studies do not agree with his findings. But in my… Continue reading Do you think before you speak?
An evaluation of my book proposal arrived. The same questions were posed, the same things I have been wrestling with for over three years – Who is your audience? Why are you writing? What is the thread that will pull the book together? After searching my first five chapters and the questions presented by the… Continue reading First not possible without last
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with the needs around you? How can I encourage my sister? I worry for her, her health, her state of mind. What can I do? I feel so helpless. Lord, please help me to extend hope and encouragement to her. Her husband is terminal. She has no husband. Her child… Continue reading My Sister Needs You
We arrived at the doctor’s office and they prepped my husband for surgery. The doctor entered the room and stopped, placing his hand on John’s shoulder, “I pray with all my patients prior to surgery, do you mind if I pray for you?” Have you ever intended to ask for prayer and because of… Continue reading Forget to pray?