I write this as I fly high above the Atlantic Ocean. The Lord has allowed me a little mini-missions-trip. I will be with people who I love with all of my heart, and the timing couldn't be more perfect. God is so very good to me.
Southwest does not fly to where I am going, and so my seat was pre-assigned. (If you do not know what I am talking about, read Up High In The Sky.) I am in an aisle, not a window seat, and the girl two seats over at the window wants to sleep a
Lots of firsts this week. This will be a very rare occurrence, but I am reposting Sarah and Brian's love story. So many know her now through her illness and miracle, and there are many more followers of the blog than there were in May when this was first published. And so, the reposting of the story of The Princess and The Lieutenant:
Once upon a time there lived a beautiful little girl born with a kind and tender heart. She was that rare kind of soul that loved and care
I have been thinking and praying about featuring an occasional guest blogger, and thought it only fitting that my daughter, Sarah, be the first. If you have not been following the story of her illness and miracle, go back and read the four blog posts that feature Sarah's Story, and you will learn to love her and enjoy her testimony, as she wrote it for you today. :)
The church where my husband and I attend is a small one in the central valley of California. It’s an area t
I have been sharing Sarah's Story. This is the fourth installment, and I hope to finish here. But I can't promise that there won't be a postscript. You know there will be. :) If you have not been following and you wish to, I'm posting the links to the first three parts: Sarah's Story~ part one, part two, and part three.
The writing of what happened has been so easy for me up until this point. But now, I feel at a loss. I can't seem to tell you how I felt or what I
I have been writing of the events that occurred within our family four years ago. Again, we will not review, but will just jump back in. If you are just now joining us, you can find part one and part two by clicking on the underlined links.
And with that being said, we continue Sarah's Story.
Sarah and I moved our meager hospital belongings back to the house. I really should stop here and say how incredibly sweet most of the hospital staff had been to Sarah and mysel
Yesterday we started writing of Sarah's journey that began four years ago. If you did not read that post, please do so now, because we are not going to review. You can find it here. We will just jump right back in.
It was my journey, too, and that of our entire family. It changed all of us. Some in good ways. And some in ways that we could not have imagined.
I stayed with my daughter day and night as they ordered test after test. Sometimes they would let me stay
This day is a moment in time for me. August 18, 2012. Four years ago. When I went to bed the evening before, I couldn't have had the slightest idea of how my life would change before the night was over.
In the wee hours of the morning, my daughter came upstairs to wake me. She was feeling very ill. I knew instantly that she was really feeling bad, because it is her disposition to always do for others, and her concern for me getting my sleep would always come before he
We began last week discussing some common questions that folks have about things concerning God. Things that people sometimes find confusing. We are answering them from the Word of God. We will look at another one today.
The question is about angels. When someone dies, even Christians will sometimes say that God just received another angel. So, the question is:
Do people become angels when they die?
No! People never become angels, ever. Angels are heavenly beings,
Yesterday we talked about a dozen things that you should do when you are having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Today we will talk about five things that you need to spare no expense NOT to do.
1. Do not allow yourself to spend time with negative people. They may be pessimistic about your situation, or they may want to tell you that their own woes make yours look like a picnic in the park. They will listen to you for three minutes and then spend an hour tal
Sometimes, in spite of it all, you are just having a bad day. Like the children's book, 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day', written by Judith Viorst. And you are Alexander.
"I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there's gum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no goo