Faith

Accompanied in the Furnace

My daughter burst through the door shouting she made the honor roll! My son trailed behind her with his head down low. She is bubblier by nature. He has always been more pessimistic. But something was different. Something was off. He wasn’t his normal self. He didn’t even say, “hello.” Instead he strolled into his… Continue reading Accompanied in the Furnace

Light breaking through the clouds at dusk
Heart Issues

Winning in the Year

It’s been a rough year. We’ve had a tumultuous time filled with civil unrest, political discord, a worldwide pandemic, a crushing economy and extended quarantine. This year was a stockpile of loss, leaving me longing for a win in the new year. Late December is a time of reflection: of what really mattered this year,… Continue reading Winning in the Year

Faith, fear, Hardships and Trials

And We Were Told to Be Still

It was the virus heard around the world. COVID-19, a novel strand of the coronavirus, spread at rapid speeds. Warnings were given: at this rate, those affected would overwhelm medical resources, exceeding available hospital beds, diagnostic tests, and medical supplies. Everyone was told to take it seriously. To increase hand washing and keep their distance… Continue reading And We Were Told to Be Still

Hardships and Trials

Good News Despite Life’s Struggles

Life is filled with ups and downs, good news and bad news. The bad news, for example—life can be hard. Really hard. At times, just before we get out of one battle, we find ourselves thrown into another.  Years ago, if you asked me who I was, I would’ve said a wife, mother, and missionary.… Continue reading Good News Despite Life’s Struggles