Posts Tagged ‘ love ’


31st May 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been nine years this month since Joel came under investigation for his crime.  Nine Years—nearly a decade of grief and growth, sorrow and joy, despair and hope, loss and beauty.  Lawyers, court dates, confessions, sentencing, jail, prison, half way house, prison visits, moves, rehabilitation programs, family reunions, adjustments, counseling, probation—all mixed in with […]

The Lifter of my Head

24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Sometimes in life it feels like the troubles keep piling up. One upon another. Unavoidable circumstances, sudden detours, difficult people. It can get discouraging, wearing, down right exhausting. I’ve felt that way the past few days. It seems like this world is out to get me! I think David felt a bit like that when […]

I Stand in Awe…

9th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Marshall and I are in New York traveling with Wycliffe Associates to promote Bible translation through banquet events. We have had a lot of rain as we’ve traveled the north east this time of year. I love rain. And walking in it is a special kind of joy. But it’s been cold along with all […]

That’s Not Fair! (Thank God it’s not!)

21st March 2017 | 0 Comments

The other night as I was cleaning up from supper Roman started to get into the freezer to help himself to ice-cream. “No ice-cream!” I said. “You can’t have ice-cream every night after supper.” –to which Roman automatically responded, “What? That’s not fair!” Before I could come up with a response, Marshall, passing through the […]

Our Great God

15th March 2017 | 0 Comments

The boys and I are memorizing Psalm 103 together in the car on the way to school each morning. It is a poem (or song) of praise to God that many of us are familiar with. “Bless the Lord oh my soul, and all that is within me bless his holy name. Bless the Lord […]

A Powerful Love

14th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Before I get into sharing on God’s amazing love, I wanted to say that I haven’t forgotten my promise of three more principles to guide us in facing the mountains in our lives. I said last week that I would write on that this week. And then this morning I realized it’s Valentine’s Day AND […]

The Sword that pierces

28th December 2016 | 0 Comments

When Simeon saw the infant Jesus, he was overcome with joy at the revelation of God. His song of praise was followed by a blessing on his parents. And then something unexpected, odd, uninvited. Is it a warning? I have often pondered Mary’s response to Simeon’s prophecy in the temple upon Jesus’ dedication. Simeon gave […]

Irrevocable Gifts

9th November 2016 | 0 Comments

I am traveling with a team from Wycliffe Associates, sharing at banquet events  all that God is doing through Wycliffe Associates and the MAST translation program. I am humbled by the part God has invited me to have on the WA team in building his kingdom around the world, Getting to share with people night […]

Impossible, Amazing Love

26th October 2016 | 0 Comments

I heard someone say today that Jesus never commanded us to love everyone. This intrigued me. Isn’t the very essence of God himself love? Aren’t we to be conduits of that love to the world? Haven’t we received the high calling to love indiscriminately? Yes, but that is not the same as a commandment to […]

What Happens when I Pray?

20th September 2016 | 0 Comments

I am still contemplating the significance of prayer in our journey with God—both personally and on the grand scale of His plan for building His kingdom in the world. Some of what I’ve been learning and am experiencing in my own life, may be obvious. I guess it should be obvious, but it’s certainly been […]