When Dr. Stanley’s devotion brought me to Psalm 139 on April 7th, 2018 I had no idea what a deliberate thing my Father had done, bringing me to this page in my bible. It’s a favorite and well known Psalm to my heart, particularly the last verses,
Home Sweet Home on my birthday 2017! God blessed me with snow all the day long and didn’t let it stick to the roads so we could still go and celebrate. It was beautiful to sit in the restaurant as big juicy snowflakes fell steadily from the sky. I truly felt it was a gift from my Savior, the extravagant One.
The thought to share with y’all some of the things I’ve seen in Tim since all this began is not a new one. This post has been simmering for a while and I think now is the time. Recently, Steven Furtick said in one of his sermons, “Don’t tell your story too soon.” (“What about the Worm?”) He was referring to Jonah and how different his story would have looked had he told it while it was happening. How true this is and I’ve found in my sharing of some of the most intimate details of our life that I cannot tell it right away. While I may want to it all just needs to seep into my soul and get reconciled with what Jesus says and how it all fits into this messy tapestry of our journey.
Thank You, Lord, for George, the bright red cardinal who blesses many of my days. He lands and rests on my window sill, peeping into this strange landscape that is our living room. He just came back. Lord, please protect him from the cats that come through from time to time.
Right about now, during the altar call at the end of an 11:00am service 38 years ago, I said “Yes, Jesus, please be my Lord and Savior.” Did I have any clue what that meant and what that would look like? Not a one. It has been a journey, Continue reading “Yes, Jesus…”
I had the homepage here pulled up on my computer and was pondering all that the picture of the surfers paddling against the waves represents to me. The quest, the struggle, get past Continue reading “The places He takes me…”
We just ordered the “How We Love” Couples Group Leadership Kit! Milan and Kay Yerkovich shared much from their book “How We Love” at Intimacy in Marriage and it greatly impacted both Tim and myself. We both see what they are teaching as the key to understanding Continue reading “We are so excited!”
I filled another journal and started a brand new one on February 15th, which is the day I took this picture and began this post. There is something about a blank journal and a fresh pen that is so exciting, new days, Continue reading ““…the dawn of a brand new day…””
What I’m about to share I wrote in a private email but I keep feeling like it could be helpful to a spouse struggling to honor their marriage as well as the betrayed spouse. After reading it again, it occurs to me that this can be applied to all sin. We have choices to make every hour of every day, Continue reading “Which way will you choose?”