Category Archives: Children

When Life Gives You Raspberries

Splintered. That is how my heart felt throughout much of the late spring/early summer days. Thrown to the ground, shards scattered, reflections distorted like a funhouse mirror. I tried to hold it all together and attempted to somehow mend the … Continue reading

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Heaping Grace and Love on the Walking Wounded

Easter. A time to reflect on the extravagant grace and mercy heaped upon us by God through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, our passover Lamb. A time to celebrate new life– in Christ and in our gardens. A time … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, Acts, Blessings, Children, Church, Condemnation, Consequences, Easter, Faith, Family, Fear, Fellowship, Forgiveness, Friends, Genesis, God, Grace, Healing, Heart, Holy Spirit, Jesus, John, Lies, Life, Love one another, March 2016, Men, Mercy, Others, Prayer, Pride, Psalms, Repentance, Satan, Self | 4 Comments

Reaching Out to Our Youth

My husband is the director of the GSAE (Greater Spokane Association of Evangelicals). Last Thursday he sponsored a panel discussion on youth and why they are leaving the church. It was eye opening. Convicting. Humbling. And full of truth, whether … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Timothy, Anger, Children, Church, Depression, Disciples, Faith, Family, Fellowship, Friends, God, Healing, Heart, Holy Spirit, Hope, Jesus, Joy, Knowledge, Lies, Life, Love one another, Lying, Matthew, Men, Mercy, Mind, Obedience, October 2015, Others, Prayer, Pride, Salvation, Self, Sin Nature, The Gospel, The Truth, The Way | 1 Comment

Looking Up With Wounded Hearts

“How long will you torment my soul, and break me in pieces with words?” ~ Job 19:2 Job had lost his children, his possessions, his home, his wife, and his health. He was in terrible shape. And then his friends … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Condemnation, Consequences, D.L. Moody, Faith, Faithfulness, Family, Fellowship, Forgiveness, Friends, God's Faithfulness, God's Promises, God's Word, Grace, Hatred, Heart, Heaven, Hope, Jesus, Job, John, Lies, Life, Love, Love one another, Luke, Matthew, Men, Mercy, Mind, Mourning, Others, Persecution, Redeemer, Repentance, Revelation, Salvation, Satan, September 2015, The Father, The Future, The Gospel, The Rapture, The Son | 1 Comment

Going to Battle for a Friend

I have the best hair stylist on the planet. Okay, at least in my city. She does an incredible job with my hair, yes, but more importantly she cares about me and my family.  We have known each other for … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Thessalonians, August 2015, Children, Colossians, Ecclesiastes, Ephesians, Faithfulness, Family, Fellowship, Friends, Galatians, God, Heart, Hope, James, Life, Love one another, Men, Mourning, Others, Peace, Philippians, Prayer | 4 Comments

Mercy!

As someone said the other day, time to go shopping for a handbasket, because guess where the world is headed? You don’t have to look very far to find yet another horror story of man vs. man. What have we … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Chronicles, 1 Peter, 3 John, Armor of God, Children, Consequences, Ephesians, Family, Friends, God's Promises, God's Word, Heart, Heaven, Jeremiah, June 2015, Lamentations, Life, Love one another, Men, Mercy, Micah, Mind, Mourning, Obedience, Prayer, Salvation, Satan, The Father, The Spirit | Leave a comment

A Big Picture Perspective?

“Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and bitterness. Surely my soul remembers and is bowed down within me.” ~ Lamentations 3:19-20 Oh LORD, how could this happen? Why would you allow him to get so close and then … Continue reading

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