How to Respond to Bitterness?

Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD. Romans 12:19 When I turn on the television, I see our world as a battlefield. Not only are people being harmed, but community businesses are burning.Continue reading “How to Respond to Bitterness?”

Dealing with Anger

As long as I can remember “anger” has been an unavoidable emotion that rears in me whenever something does not set right with my values or expectations. According to Psychology Today, anger is a normal healthy emotion. Depending on how we respond to our “healthy anger” makes all the difference. Once one of my fifthContinue reading “Dealing with Anger”

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”

How Should I Respond to the Corona Virus?

“The media is just making a really big deal about this Corona virus”, I thought while driving to Wal-Greens on Feb 28th, 2020. Packing my bags for air travel, the only necessary precaution needed was Dial soap for hand-washing. After all, Alaska is part of the United States. It’s not like I’m traveling to anContinue reading “How Should I Respond to the Corona Virus?”

How to Answer Who is Jesus?

As we gather with families, friends, and co-workers for holiday parties, our conversation can settle on recipes for the chocolate cake with cinnamon buttercream frosting. Topics land on gifts we have bought and often drift to the gifts we hope to find under the tree on Christmas morning. Although Jesus is the reason for theContinue reading “How to Answer Who is Jesus?”

Being Thankful When Our World Shakes

My entire world changed in an instant with health issues which surfaced way too soon. Brain fog, mobility issues, and even the breath in my lungs can’t be taken for granted any longer. I wonder is there anything that I can count on anymore? Will the sun rise tomorrow? Is there anything in my lifeContinue reading “Being Thankful When Our World Shakes”

10 Reasons To Be Joyful

My breathless husband murmured, “I’m not going to the emergency room.” Should we refuse to listen to the doctor’s advice? Sometimes we are like this with God, “I’m not going to…” Fill in your own blank.  It may be an unwillingness to give financially, pray out loud, or invite people into your home. We mayContinue reading “10 Reasons To Be Joyful”

10 Things to Lay Down

Our Own Path to “Freedom” According to the National Runaway Safeline approximately 2 million teenagers run away from home every year in the United States.  Youth as young as ten years old decide to leave their parents’ home.  Some may have parents who tell them to leave, but other may be escaping from sexual abuseContinue reading “10 Things to Lay Down”

Lord’s Healing Touch

My Lord, my salvation. A vibrant life because you rescued me.   You bless me with health, wholeness, victory, and safety. You treat me as a beloved daughter.   Your arm reaches out and helps me stand. Your hand lifts my chin, and I look into your loving eyes.   I feel your tender love.Continue reading “Lord’s Healing Touch”