Tag Archives: hope

Exercise the Will

Everyday I have choices: how long to linger in bed, what to wear, how much coffee to drink, even whether to smile. I can look at my “to do” list and let feelings of being overwhelmed consume me… or just … Continue reading

Posted in Practical Life, Spiritual Growth | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Midway…

Midway on any project can be so encouraging. Half-way there on a trip can be just the ray of hope needed. But how do you know where that point is exactly? Especially when you travel down an unmapped road? This … Continue reading

Posted in Illness, Practical Life, Trust | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Dys-function-al

A sweet older lady recently complimented me on our large family saying, “It’s so nice to see a family that’s not dysfunctional these days.”  I nearly burst out laughing because we have not been the model family and we definitly are … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction & Recovery, Children, Marriage, Practical Life, Spiritual Growth, Trust | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Possibilities

Isn’t that a wonderful word? It seems so fresh and full of breath, it offers such hope. Jesus says in Him I will have “abundant life.” But when I compare that promise to what I see happening around me, I … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Spiritual Growth, Trust | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Year of Experiences

December is here again… another year winding down. Days and weeks have passed stuffed with experiences. More joys and concerns than I can count and continually bring before God.  His faithfulness astounds me, yet not all my questions have been … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Illness, Marriage, Practical Life | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

In Him

all things are made new all things are possible all things reach completion all things have purpose all things bring blessing all things come together all things work for good all things hold together all things are restored all things … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Spiritual Growth | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Sure and Certain

With all of the questions and mystery still swirling around our daughter’s health, I’ve been searching for anything to tie to. We’ve even directed to a new MD (specialized ENT who looks at all symptoms as a whole). Finally someone … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Illness | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What if?…

Today is a day we have both dreaded and waited for. Today those particular tests the neurologist requested will finally be run. It seems like it’s taken forever. It has only been a week. To a college student however, days … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Illness, Trust | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Companionship 

My Spring Bible study gave me a serendipity about what’s so important about getting together with other Christians. Specifically… Why should we gather together?  Why pray before starting? Why study God’s word as a group? It all began one morning during my … Continue reading

Posted in Spiritual Growth | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Glory? I'm moving

Writing the words on my calendar: “Ben’s fiancés wedding shower today @ 2pm” just blew me away. My eyes blurred thinking about our sweet son, nearly 4 years sober and our beautiful daughter-in-law-to be. Again Romans 4:17 rang in my ears… … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction & Recovery, Children, Trust | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment