MEMORIES

As I begin preparing for Thanksgiving, I also focus on all things in life that bring me so much gratitude. Those things that I am grateful for can also make me start feeling a bit solemn. I have always said that the first step to joy is gratitude, and then it hit me … those…

Grace and the Holy Spirit

“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8 My dad loved the saying that we are a spirit born in the image of Christ sent here to live out…

A Heavenly Birthday Gift

Today marks 8 years since my sister Sara went home to Heaven. I like to picture her wrapped in our Heavenly Father’s arms, full of joy, as He tells her well done! I went out to Amazon to read through the comments from individuals who have read Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life…

Blessings Galore!

Thank you all for your many prayers these past couple of weeks. It has been a whirlwind of events, emotions, and planning, along with so many blessings! The Women of Faith Be the Light Event on September 6 and 7 was wonderful! What a joy to meet new friends, and praise and worship our Lord…

Will you pray with me?

Hello, friends! I have a couple of big weeks coming up. This next weekend, 9/6 and 9/7,  I will be delivering a couple of different talks at the Women of Faith Be the Light Event in Lincoln, NE.  Then, the weekend after, on 9/14 my daughter Becca gets married! I so believe in the power of prayer,…

Longing or Living?

Longing or Living? These past few months, the topic of longing vs. living has struck a chord with me. I have faced a number of changes that have left me, at times, longing for what was. My daughter, Becca, who for the last 21 years has been my third appendage, has decided to move from…

Be the Light

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. ~Matthew 5:16 When Sara passed away in 2011, I was determined to continue the legacy that she began…to share God’s message of Joy! As I have walked this journey, there have been…

Words are Powerful

When I think of words, I think of Power. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” The power of words began when God spoke the world into being with the power of His words. Look at the whole creation process…He created all…

Where are your eyes fixed?

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into…