Blessings But What if God is Silent? August 2018

But What if God is Silent? When a tragedy like ours happens, we may feel God abandoned us. We may feel completely alone and that God is far away. But the truth is, that we are never abandoned by God. God had a plan for His children the minute sin entered into the...

Joy in the Midst of Suffering? Aug. 4, 2018

Joy in the Midst of Suffering? ” James 1:2 tells us, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials…” (NIV) Wait! What? Joy in the midst of suffering? My suffering put me in the pit of despair! There was absolutely no joy in my life! However,...

Coping with Grief “GRIEF BURST” July 25, 2018

GRIEF BURSTS Three years later and I still experience grief bursts. Apparently, that’s normal, it’s okay for me to have them. Last weekend, my twin sister’s daughter-in-law, Jacki, and granddaughter, Jaylynn, drove up from Virginia to spend the weekend with them in...

Lasting Gifts July 24, 2018

Lasting Gifts In May of this year I was able to fly to New Mexico to visit a dear friend whom I’ve known for 30 years. Alvirda Deloris Pahor was her name. She was 86 years old. I introduced her to others as my Mother. Indeed, she wasn’t only a mother to me, she was...

Faith and Grieving July 2, 2018

Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing. Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”  Wilderness and wasteland. Another translation of this verse...