Tumor. And time off from writing.

In January I noticed a gland under my jaw would swell each time I ate my favorite snack: apples and peanut butter. My grandmother was deathly allergic to peanuts so I wondered if I was developing a peanut allergy. In March I went to a specialist about an ongoing sinus infection. While there, I mentioned…

He Is Our Healer

We cannot ever expect others to do for us what only God can do. He is our comfort. He is our fortress. He is our healer. He is our redeemer. He is the one who cares for us. He is faithful and compassionate and merciful and abounding in love. When something happens and you are…

Special Needs, Special Prayers

I had a friend years ago who I would walk with. She was about twenty-five years older than I was. She had a special needs daughter ten years younger than me, her youngest of six. Her daughter would always need her help, would always live with them. We were walking through the neighborhood one day.…

Love Bible Project

I’ve started loving Bibles to give away. Some folks you could love a Bible for: A woman who chose life A women recovering from abortion  A guy in recovery A parent grieving the loss of a child A family member who doesn’t yet know the Lord A veteran struggling with memories  A single friend A…

One Nation Under God?

I was reading about the shooting this morning in DC. Congressmen and aides playing ball. Shot. Because they belonged to a different party than the shooter. Please don’t blame this solely on mental illness or on guns. This was caused by evil and hate. I know many with guns who would never do such a…

Long Time Waiting

If you have been praying for someone… If you have loved ones you wish would turn from their sin… If it seems to have been so long… I want to encourage you.  Don’t give up!  Trust God.  Pray without ceasing.  You are not alone. God hears your prayers.  My mom was a bitter, abusive drunk.…

My Prayer 

Since January 9 I’ve been working through “Designed to Pray” which is a daily devotional. Each day the book has prayer prompts. Here is my prayer from yesterday. Lord, open doors. Lord, open eyes. Lord, open hearts. As only You can. Just as you promised. Doors for reconciliation. Eyes to see truth. Hearts to love…

Prayers 

I’m sitting praying. One sweet friend had surgery this morning to remove diseased lymph nodes. Another was at the hospital with her daddy ill all weekend.  A third is waiting as her husband of nearly 50 years will soon see Jesus face to face. This man will leave behind a legacy that reached countless lives.…