When I Was Twenty-One

The poem that follows is one that I wrote at the age of twenty-one. Now, I am seventy, so a lot has changed in my life since that time. And, a lot has changed in the world, too. For, we didn’t have computers or the internet or cell phones or any way of communicating with … Continue reading When I Was Twenty-One

Chap 6: All for Good

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:16 ESV

Walking Wounded

I Married My Dad

Chapter Six

All for Good

January 16, 2018

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Rom. 8:28 NASB

If it had not been for the things I have gone through in my life, I would not be who I am today. God would not be using me in the way that he is in the lives of others, in spreading his gospel message throughout the world, and in comforting and encouraging the abused, the downtrodden, the lonely and the afflicted.

Because of the suffering I have gone through in my life, I have also learned God’s heart. I felt and feel what God feels via me going through the kinds of sufferings that Jesus had to endure, and by suffering, at the hands of my beloved…

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What God Said to Me At…

In the year 2004, my husband and I were church planters. He was going for his ordination, and I was going for my consecration with the C&MA (Christian & Missionary Alliance). In September of that year, we were both to attend our district’s Prayer Conference, I believe it was called. All who were pastors or … Continue reading What God Said to Me At…

Before and After Tag

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Amy kind of “tagged” me for this “Before and After Tag.” She said, “Are you going to do this tag? It would be cool to read your answers.” I said, “Was I tagged in it? If I was, I missed it somehow.” Then, I realized it was open to anyone. It … Continue reading Before and After Tag

Contemplating Death

January 24, 2020 We are all going to die one day. It is inevitable, unless the Lord returns first to take us home to be with him. My youngest sister died 5 years ago this month at the age of 61. My next to oldest brother died this past November at the age of 71. … Continue reading Contemplating Death

The Church in Persecution

1 Corinthians 12 ESV (the whole chapter) For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, … Continue reading The Church in Persecution

But God!

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever Psalm 136:1-3 ESV The Lord is bringing to my remembrance something that happened in … Continue reading But God!

You Loved Me

An Original Work / November 27, 2019 When I was lonely and afflicted, You were there to pick me up. You took me in Your arms, And You tenderly held me. Your love embraced me. Your grace sustained me. When my heart cried out to You In my despair, You did not shun me, But … Continue reading You Loved Me

Oddballs for Christ?

With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth. In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. Psalm 119:13-14 ESV Fifteen years ago this month my life changed forever. For six years my husband and I had been ministering to college age adults out of our home … Continue reading Oddballs for Christ?