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
“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
I Married My Dad
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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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…
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
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
March 1982 Reaching out and finding no one there, I ran and hid myself, I know not where. Fear had gripped my heart; I know not why. I had the feeling as though I wanted to cry. I talked, but no one listened. I cried, but no one cared. I called, but no one answered. … Continue reading Freedom from Fear
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
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!
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
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?