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...

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...

Blessings Post #7 February 2018

  I give thanks to God, our Father! So many reasons in general to be praising God. I certainly do not take any of those blessings for granted and am very thankful for all God does for me. However, when something happens during normal activities of the day where...

It’s What I Choose! Blessings Post #6

It’s  What I Choose! Two and a half years have slipped by. My heart and mind can’t comprehend the thought that I haven’t seen Russell, Shawna, Tylee and Blake for two and a half years! It makes me feel very lonesome. It just doesn’t seem real! When I think of how many...

Blessings Post 5 July 2, 2017

I am told that I have given others hope. I have been told that others love the relationship I have with Jesus. I have been told that I have encouraged others. They say, “If Joanne can face and overcome such tragedy, I can too.” I want to be known as someone who, when...

Blessings Post 4 June 2017

“Things that Matter” How precious are those moments that we share with our families. I am so grateful the way God orchestrates events in my life in such a way that when I look back I see how blessed I was to have these moments. They were a gift from God. I feel that...