Why do those who are experiencing a life of pain and heartbreak still live for God? What’s the point of serving a God who allows us to struggle through so many hardships as we go through this life? As Believers, the foundation of our Christianity should be based on faith in a divine, all-powerful, all-knowing … Continue reading Looking Beyond Your Pain
Have you ever thought about what it takes to create a great story? Think about your favorite books and/or movies. What were the characters like? And what about the plot? Do you like a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat? One with a predictable, satisfying ending, or would you rather have … Continue reading Keep Turning the Page
I considered not blogging this week. We are vacationing in Myrtle Beach, getting a do-over from last year – the fabulous trip I had anticipated for months had been derailed by Kennedi’s injury. Today I laughed when I passed the ice machine near our room, jokingly telling Kenny that it would have been perfect for … Continue reading You Prayed About It, But Do You Believe?
I messed up. Big time. You ever make a bad choice and then continually berate yourself, questioning why, why, why would you do that? How could you be so stupid, thoughtless, lazy, inconsiderate, or whichever appropriate adjective fits the situation?
I didn’t want to blog I this week. I honestly didn’t even want to get out of bed for the last couple of days. After the multiple challenges I experienced immediately following last week’s blog, I was questioning if I should even continue with this. I think God decided it was testing time (yet again), … Continue reading The Journey from Test to Testimony
Last week I was surprised on Social Media, learning that I had won tickets from Faith on the Field for a concert with the Christian band, Unspoken. A few weeks earlier, I had joined the mailing list as their ministry resonated with me - Faith on the Faith is a radio talk show and blog … Continue reading Guardians of the Mind
The nation observed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Day of Service this past Monday. This time of year also brings MLK weekend sports tournaments around the country. For us, it was volleyball in Richmond, Virginia, which is a little over 4 hours away. Without going into too much detail, my plans were changed at the … Continue reading A Setup for Fear
We just hit the 6-month mark since Kennedi’s injury. She has been making amazing progress and her doctor and physical therapists say she’s right on track with her recovery. And then… an errant serve during Volleyball practice hit her in the back of her knee. Just a few hours earlier, she had been interviewed by … Continue reading When Prayers Go Unanswered
I struggled with writing last week’s blog. On Monday I received a praise report that a family friend was in remission after her bout with cancer. Then on Tuesday I received news that a close family member had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. It was a very emotional experience sharing my testimony … Continue reading How Do I Know God Will Heal Me?
CANCER. The very word seems to grip us in our hearts and snatch our breath away. I know that’s what happened when my younger sister informed me that our other sister (and her twin) was diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s hard to describe the feeling, it’s like your entire world momentarily stops as you process … Continue reading Why Me (or Them) Lord?