What a difference a week makes. Just last week I was rejoicing about God’s strength, and today I find myself needing it more than ever. This week was rough. My company conducted a major layoff – team members that I have worked with for years were impacted. I feel helpless, despite my desire to assist … Continue reading I Need Help
As soon as I finished my last blog, I knew what I wanted to write about this week. Last week we discussed that when we courageously waited on the Lord, He would strengthen us. But what does that actually mean? What does God’s strength look like? Feel like? How does it help us when our … Continue reading Just What Is God’s Strength?
Many people don’t know, but one of my closest friends went into the hospital within 24 hours of my brother being admitted. We have been friends since I was in the 1st grade; she was a year older. As a child, I always looked up to her as my older, smarter, and more sophisticated friend. … Continue reading Remaining Courageous While Waiting – Strength is Coming!
After a difficult few weeks, we were finally able to lay my brother to rest. We held a small, private funeral in accordance to the directives of our state (New Jersey). I consider it a blessing that we were able to do so, despite the different hurdles we faced. When I first started processing the … Continue reading Through the Grief of Loss on Earth, Consider the Gain in Heaven
I was not going to write anything last week. But God… Since I started this blog, I had been faithfully posting midweek, but last Wednesday came and went and I didn’t have any words to give others. I think that Thursday was the first time I was out of bed before noon. I just wanted … Continue reading My Next Step in Grief…and Healing
I lost my only brother this week. I prayed that God would heal him. I believed that God would heal him. For over a year I’ve been writing about promises of faith throughout the Word of God. And I stood on every single one during my brother’s illness. I knew that God was able to … Continue reading Why Didn’t You Answer My Prayers?
Today is April Fools’ Day and yet, I don’t feel much like joking around. Some of us are dealing with family members and friends who have been affected by the coronavirus. Some of us are concerned about our loved ones working on the front line in healthcare. Others may be worried about providing for families … Continue reading An Invitation for Reflection Instead of Distraction
As most Americans are entering the 2nd week of social distancing (more like self-distancing for us), and others around the world possibly for longer, we are suddenly finding our schedules open, with more free time to contemplate the state of our lives. For me, this ordeal started the morning of Friday, March 13, 2020. I … Continue reading Walking Through This Pandemic Protected By the Great Shepherd
I was in my home office working, and my 12-year-old daughter came in and sat on my lap and hugged me. I’ve always loved when she sat on my lap like that – especially when she was younger, and I could just cuddle her. Now that she is taller than me, it’s a bit harder … Continue reading Talking to My Daughter About God and the Coronavirus
Last week I talked about a spirit of heaviness and sadness that I was experiencing after my daughter’s diagnosis. It was a burden that just sat on me after contemplating our road ahead and was weighing me down. I shared how I was able to overcome those initial feelings (click here for story). This isn’t … Continue reading You Made it Through Another Day, Now Let’s Keep Going