Overwhelmed facing stressors that surpass anything most of us have ever experienced?

Me too. I had a meltdown over an Easter Bunny lamp this past week. It was “the straw” for me. No one will be here to see it this year. I gave myself permission for a three-minute boo-hoo. After I finished, I dried my tears, blew my nose, dusted that thing off, put it on the counter and pulled the     read more

Pas Oublié – Not Forgotten

What anniversaries do you remember? Hard on the heart to remember is June 6, 1944—D Day—but an anniversary not to be forgotten.  Easier to recall is my memory of June 1987. We were stationedin Paris, France and invited to spend a weekend with friends at their mountain home in La Brigue, near the Italian border. Coincidentally, and unbeknownst to us, our visit to this picturesque alpine village, coincided with the anniversary of American troops landing in Menton and Ventimiglia to begin the liberation of France during World     read more

He is With Us – Always

  Are you going to send hard-copy Christmas cards this year?     Our first card arrived on December 1st! Wow! What punctuality. I’ll be lucky if the cards I do send arrive in time for New Year’s. But more impressive than the early arrival was the simple, yet profound message “Immanuel – God With Us.”     When I read or hear that word, “Immanuel,” I think of  God stepping out of heaven to be     read more

The Dead End of Bitterness

Maybe you’re at odds with God today? … And maybe you feel like you’ve got good reason to be.   This thing you’re dealing with; deep emotional hurt, physical pain, loss, mental anguish…just doesn’t seem right.   You don’t want to accept what’s happening to you. You think you should have some say, some choice in the matter. Maybe you     read more

A Prayer for Those Left Behind

  Heavenly Father, Our emotions are raw. Our hearts are broken. Our faith is rattled. We are scared. Hear us as we pray in these days of aftermath and funerals for the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. We lift to you all suffering the unfathomable loss of family members, little children and friends struggling to process their pain and anger.     read more