Category Archives: calm in chaos

Down by the Water…

What a wonderful time we ladies had on the sound by sea with pastors’ wives who needed to escape the demands of life and retreat! These ladies serve a unique role as they faithfully support their spouses in ministry to their church bodies. They serve behind the scenes in prayer for their congregations, always with an available listening ear, helping …

Lessons from the Donkey :)

Our family travels in the car 7- 8 hours each way to Ohio and back every Christmas. While the kids sleep or listen to music with buds in their ears, the ride gives me time to ponder, to think through God’s faithfulness over the past year, and look with anticipation in the year ahead. In the Christmas story in Luke 2, Mary had a long trek to Bethlehem …

The BIGGER Picture

Thanksgiving is a great time to pause and remember all the many ways we have been blessed! A day when we gather around a table with family and friends to share a meal and spend time catching up before the rush of Christmas begins I wonder how many families will talk about the political happenings over the last month. The response of hatred and violence …

Fear Paralyzes… Join in Prayer – Day 13/40 Flying Faith in Faith

Fear Paralyzes “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God ; believe also in me.” John 14:1    Fear can be paralyzing. We all have different responses to fear. Some of us get angry and vocal, others of us appear, apathetic and withdrawn. Fear is common to all of us, so much so, that God addresses our hearts concerning fear 365 …

Carefree Crowd

  Nestled in a populated neighborhood along a cove, the log house was cool and cozy in the heat. We were thankful to have the extra beds, plenty of water, flushing toilets, and no surprises. All-swims are always a favorite! That’s when everyone puts on their life-jackets and we all swims from sunset until dark. One evening during an all-swim, …

Sudden Jolt in Your Direction

In the pitch black dark, our family of five packed in my Avalon with gifts and luggage, anticipating our Christmas celebration in Ohio. On the back road highway after driving for 30 minutes, something crashed on the hood of my car! My husband quickly slammed on the brakes, swerved right to avoid a second encounter…  with one big buck! Literally …

Reality of our Fears

Keeping a baby at age 40 something…  has been sweet and physically exhausting! I have been keeping my neighbor’s baby this winter; it has been a win-win situation. I conveniently live next door, and my neighbor’s schedule is flexible, allowing me to speak, lead prayer events, retreats, and travel. With the baby’s schedule napping …
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