Monthly archive for ‘ September, 2011 ’

The One who Sees Our Tears

28th September 2011 | 1 Comment

Yesterday Roman decided to put up a fuss about something he didn’t want to do and I said to him, “No crying. Suck it up!” My inquisitive little three year old replied, “Mom, what is ‘suck it up’?”  Yea, I guess it’s what we all do a lot of the time when we don’t have […]

A Reminder

26th September 2011 | 0 Comments

What a precious visit Joel and I had on Saturday. Four and a half hours of uninterrupted conversation; how could it go by so fast, never seem like enough? But before I knew it our time was over, and I was saying goodby and trying not to look too sad as I waved and was […]


23rd September 2011 | 0 Comments

Tomorrow Joel and I will celebrate our 18th anniversary. I guess I am really getting old…In one more year I will have spent half of my life married to my sweetheart. I will be traveling up to Jesup tomorrow so we can spend the day together. I am so thankful to have family who will […]

Everything is Meaningless…

22nd September 2011 | 0 Comments

What do Job and Ecclesiastes have in common? Not much…or so it seems. But really the more I ponder, the more I realize they both hit on the basic tenant of our existence. What is the meaning of life? Why are we here and what does God have to do with anything? Don’t worry–I’m not […]

Love Truths Others

20th September 2011 | 1 Comment

I have been thinking lately about truthfulness in relationships. How well do you have to know a person to be honest with them about the tough issues of life? Is being “politically correct” really a way of showing kindness and respect? What does the fruit of kindness look like? And how much onus is on […]

A Lament

18th September 2011 | 5 Comments

Today as we said good by to Joel before leaving the prison Roman looked at him and said, “Dad, you’re trapped in here!” As if full understanding had just dawned. “Yea, I’m trapped.” Joel agreed. “Why would they keep you? I’m going to ask those men to let you go!” Roman cried. As we walked […]

Panic Attacks

16th September 2011 | 0 Comments

So today I lost my computer! How does a person go and lose a computer? That’s what I want to know. For me, that’s about as bad as losing the head off my shoulders. (Which if I remember correctly my mom used to comment might actually happen if it weren’t attached.) So yea, I have […]


14th September 2011 | 4 Comments

The other day Joel sounded a little down when I answered his call. Briefly he explained how he had been moved for the second time in two weeks to a different cube. The “cubes” or rooms are about 9 ft square and house two to three inmates in double or triple bunk beds. The walls […]

Why Are We Here?

12th September 2011 | 0 Comments

I have often asked myself this very question in the past couple years. Why am I still here on earth? Why doesn’t God simply rapture us the minute we become saved? The obvious answer to this question is so we will share His gospel with others, that through us many might be saved. I get […]

For Such a Time…

10th September 2011 | 0 Comments

In history class this week, we have been studying the Persian Empire. It is fascinating to see how some of the Biblical stories fit into the historical timeline. Each story has its pinnacle moment in which God’s people offer astounding testimony to His goodness even in the midst of their suffering. The Judean people were […]