Praying For a Friend Who’s Hurt You

Friends can hurt friends because they've been vulnerable with each other by sharing their deepest thoughts and insecurities. In the Bible, it says a friend sticks closer than a brother. When friends are that close, they are close enough to hurt each other. Sometimes this hurting is for our own good. They can see ways... Continue Reading →

Praying with a Stranger in Public

In the dentist's waiting room, I witnessed a patient being told that all of her bottom teeth would be extracted. She acted surprised and thought today's visit would only be a consultation. When her caregiver came, she told her what was happening, and clearly, the patient was upset. She was not emotionally prepared for these... Continue Reading →

Gloomy Room

A gloomy room has a dark, dismal feeling to it. You don't feel joyful, and even the air feels heavy. If you struggle with depression, being in that room makes you feel worse. Maybe you've had some sad moments, or it could be your secret place where you go to cry alone. For many, it's... Continue Reading →

Healing for a Mother’s Heart

There seems to be a growing, widening gap between generations today. Young adult children are turning their backs on their parents. They won't talk to them, come home on holidays, or be an active part of the family. Most moms experiencing this gap were caring, loving, and sacrificial when their children were growing up. It... Continue Reading →

The Hope For Tomorrow

Waiting with God These last few months have been particularly hard for Christians. We've seen all the terrible decisions that have been made by ungodly leaders. God has told us to wait. During times of prayer, my heart would be reassured that we are waiting together. I'm not alone in the waiting. God is right... Continue Reading →

Going to Church Alone

Churches are open again in California with some restrictions. For the last year I have watched church from my couch usually wearing comfy clothes and nestled under a cozy blanket. Honestly this fit quite nicely with my introverted self. It's not that I don't like church or even the people at church, I do. It's... Continue Reading →

Alone or with God

One morning while reading and journaling, I saw a shadowy thing go by. I thought, "hummm, that's weird. Wonder what that was." But then I saw clearly what it was. It was a grey rat! The next thing I knew, I found myself doing what many women do in that same situation: screaming loudly and... Continue Reading →

Learn God’s Rest

As one who suffers from an Autoimmune disease, I have to carefully balance work and rest. Sometimes I get overly ambitious and pile on too many tasks to complete. I don't take time to rest, so I hit a wall. Then I can't do anything productive the rest of the day. I have to "save"... Continue Reading →

Our Spouse’s Weaknesses.

We really love each other! However, as you know, individual weaknesses affect our marriage. Sometimes I feel stuck because my spouse is unable to move. I've also heard friends share this same tension in their families. They were stuck just like my husband and I are stuck. It is actually painful. It's painful to watch... Continue Reading →

Stop Worrying

This morning as I watched the sunrise, I was all bundled up in a cozy blanket. I warmed my hands with my cup of coffee, which had just the right amount of cream in it. On the outside, everything seemed right with my world. But on the inside, my mind started to wander. Sadly, it... Continue Reading →

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