Dealing with Suffering

This past week many have suffered in great agony and despair. During times like these we are tempted to wallow in self-pity, bitterness, and even shout out at God. But let’s not get stuck there. Despite all the despair, let us look into the face of our Heavenly Father and Son, Jesus Christ. May beContinue reading “Dealing with Suffering”

Important Truths to Teach Your Children

As a young girl I read the bible lesson where Jesus walked on water, calmed the storm, and whispered the words, “Do not be afraid” into my soul. As I grew older I remembered these words whenever bad things happened in my life. Through the bible, I knew I wasn’t alone. I believed my HeavenlyContinue reading “Important Truths to Teach Your Children”

5 Reasons to Celebrate Memorial Day

Several years ago my son and I visited a local cemetery to place wreaths and flags on the graves of veterans. It is an American tradition to honor the men and women who died while serving in U.S. Military. My Dad fought in Vietnam and my grandfather served in WWII. So, I’m honored to thankContinue reading “5 Reasons to Celebrate Memorial Day”

Rescued to Rescue Others

Have you ever considered that the Lord may have delivered you from your “Egypt” so that you may deliver someone else?  Whatever you have walked through this life whether it is divorce, illness, adultery, or addiction…the Lord can use it all to deliver other people. Moses was rescued from certain death in the Nile becauseContinue reading “Rescued to Rescue Others”

Trying to Fake It Until You Make It?

While sitting at the wedding feast of my son and his lovely bride, I remembered the wedding parable that Jesus taught. Wearing my plum colored “mother-in-law” dress and looking very matronly, I squirmed just a bit as I considered whether my attire was suitable for this joyous occasion.  “The kingdom of heaven may be comparedContinue reading “Trying to Fake It Until You Make It?”

Relieving Stress With Music

Stressors appear in many shapes. Work, financial, and even illness all affect us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. One strategy to relieve stress is listening to music. So this past week as I read David’s psalms I reflected how stressed he must have been when he wrote these psalms. David played the harp, so this weekContinue reading “Relieving Stress With Music”

Rewriting Psalms Into Prayers

I love reading the Psalms and then adapting it to fit my life’s or world’s circumstances. You too can read David’s Psalms and rewrite the phrases. Keep what matches and change words to align it with your own feelings and situation. Below are prayers that I wrote based on the Psalms. But before you readContinue reading “Rewriting Psalms Into Prayers”

Seeing the Goodness of the Lord

If your mom is living in an assisted living facility with outbreaks of Covid 19, you can turn to the LORD. If you need strength, wisdom, and patience while you are taking care of your loved ones, God is near. If you are caring for children of parents who have been exposed to the disease,Continue reading “Seeing the Goodness of the Lord”

How Do You Prepare Your Heart?

When I was young I loved spending time with my grandma baking lemon meringue, chocolate pies, and strawberry jelly cake. My mom tossed marshmallows, whipped cream, and strawberry jello into a decorative bowl.  My young sons would drip multi- colored spots all over the tablecloths while dying eggs. We all shrieked with delight when theyContinue reading “How Do You Prepare Your Heart?”

Hope for the Hospitalized

It’s easy to follow quarantine guidelines until your loved one is sick. You know you’re not supposed to travel due to the pandemic, but this is an emergency. Isn’t it? Doubts creep in and you wonder if the Emergency Room is still open? Maybe I should call the doctor first. But they are so swampedContinue reading “Hope for the Hospitalized”