Monthly archive for ‘ September, 2012 ’

Rejoicing with Those That Rejoice

27th September 2012 | 6 Comments

Many times on this journey you have wept with us as we’ve faced disappointment, discouragement, and yet another detour. Your kind prayers, words of comfort and encouragement, and thoughtful participation in our painful world have been a portrait to us of Jesus. Like Aaron and Hur on the mountain top you have held up our […]


god creators

26th September 2012 | 0 Comments

My brother is pastoring a new church here in WI and I am the very blessed sibling who gets to have a small part in his church plant. On Sunday he introduced a new series he will be doing that is basically an overview of the message of the Bible. His sermon emphasized that the […]


Praising in the Wait

25th September 2012 | 0 Comments

Our family is in a “holding pattern” yet again as we wait for a response from the motion issued last week by our lawyer. You’d think I would be used to these “waits” by now, but the truth is each one feels more weighty than the last. Hope is a dangerous precipice to stand upon, […]


The God of Hope

22nd September 2012 | 1 Comment

Our lawyer filed a motion on Thursday requesting that the judge clarify Joel’s paperwork to allow him to see the children. It will take about a week to hear the results of this motion. The judge has full right to deny, grant or require a hearing to acquire further details. The just path seems obvious […]


The Soil of my Heart

19th September 2012 | 0 Comments

I have been studying the parable¬† in Matthew 13 that Jesus told about the sower and the different ground in which he planted. Many times in the past I have studied this parable and discussed which of the different soil samples represent true believers, and which ones represent the lost. This time my study of […]


Now Faith is….

18th September 2012 | 1 Comment

When we first heard the news that Joel would be restricted from any contact with the boys for an undisclosed period of time, my heart felt suddenly adrift in a sea of unknowns. How long would our family suffer under this wrenching burden? I begged God for his assurance that this new and painful trial […]


What is My Name?

16th September 2012 | 2 Comments

When I was a kid I thought it was cool to have special names for each of my friends and family. I nicknamed by siblings by their middle names. I sometimes still confuse people when I call my brother George. Each friend had their own special name. Even my grandparents received personalized names. It was […]


The Choice Set Before Me

12th September 2012 | 2 Comments

“Every day I have a choice–to mourn what I have lost and what I have yet to lose, or to thank God for what I have and leave tomorrow in His hands. It sounds so cut and dry on paper. But in real life it’s the battle field I enter as I open my eyes […]


True Confessions from the Lover of My Own Soul

10th September 2012 | 3 Comments

I had an epiphany moment on Friday right in the middle of a classic pity party. It suddenly struck me that I don’t really love Joel enough to put up with all the trials and difficulties of this life path we are now forced to be on because of his crime and subsequent restrictions. This […]


How Many Times Do I have to Tell you?

6th September 2012 | 0 Comments

Recently it feels like I live in a world of dejavu. Either that or I really am saying things over and over again to children who are actually deaf. “I’m sure you never told me that!” is a common defense these days.¬† Of course, we are moving and life is a little chaotic right now, […]