I paced the floor clutching unpaid bills. Over and over, I thanked God for His promise, declaring out loud: "My God will meet all my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus."¹ Thirty years ago, we had three young children, and times were tough. Those were the days when I wouldn't dream… Continue reading How To Get Through Tough Times
Corrie Ten Boom was a prisoner and survivor of Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. If anyone ever had a reason to worry, it was her. Because they hid Jews in their home during WWII, Corrie, her sister, and their elderly father were imprisoned in "the deepest hell that man can create". Following are some quotes on worry from… Continue reading Worry Is Like a Rocking Chair
One day, I was looking for a particular toy for my son. Stepping on my tippy toes, I blindly reached into a large box on a high shelf in my closet and scooped up a handful of small toys. As I held it up to see if I had the desired toy, this is what… Continue reading Can’t Sleep?
If your ministry, like mine, is in a middle school, you might be thinking, "Please God, send me to the jungles of Africa! This is too hard!" Now, if your ministry isn't in a public school in the USA, you might not understand that thought. I don't know what schools are like in other countries.… Continue reading Where Has God Asked You to Love?
Did you know that LAUGHTER has emotional and physical health benefits? It relieves stress, improves your mood, eases anxiety, and more! I tend to be very serious and analytical, but I am learning more and more how important it is to laugh every day. At the end, I will share some of the sources I go… Continue reading How To Relieve Stress AND Boost Your Mental & Physical Health
The first 11 days I was running on adrenalin. I arrived in town the night before he came home from a 6-day hospital stay resulting from complications of a severe bout with the flu. Extreme coughing had broken a vertebra in his back and caused a huge hematoma that resulted in a 40% blood loss.… Continue reading The Care Giver
Over the last few months, I've thought a lot about what I look at and listen to. For example, television, music, news, talk shows, Facebook, etc. How does it all affect me? How does it influence my thinking and my attitudes? The Bible says, "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring… Continue reading What’s In Your Heart?