Let me first say that I love spring! I see all our melting snow and flowers starting to pop through the ground. In most parts of the world they’re probably blooming already. But here, they most likely have another couple weeks before we start seeing buds. I love seeing the waterfalls this time of year. … Continue reading The Wife Was Right
Thankfulness is a choice, as is accepting a blessing. Recently we took a family trip to Virginia Beach, Virginia to visit some friends. On our way back, I paid the toll of the car behind us. Not a big deal, something I often do. I've crossed the Mackinac Bridge quite a few times this summer … Continue reading Thankfulness is a Choice
Dear parent of a child who has special needs: Maybe your child "isn't like the rest of the other children." Maybe your child has autism, Down's syndrome, wears glasses, is missing a limb, has a sensory disorder, eczema, allergies, or any other issue that doesn't fit the cookie cutter picture of "normal." If so, I … Continue reading Dear parent of a child who has special needs: 10 Points to Remember
Our world, the earth, and even the human body: no one can wrap their mind around how complexly made they are. Scientists try.... Then there are many different theories. We have Western culture medicine, Chinese medicine, conventional approaches, and holistic approaches. Our God is a great designer. He creates masterpieces. He creates things so … Continue reading Take God Out of the Box!
After having to deal with one infant's skin issues and allergies I never had any hopes or desires to have to go through it all with a second child. I wanted the child, yes, but not to deal with the extreme lifestyle that mothering an infant with such health issues entails.... Twice. I am about … Continue reading The Easiest Yet Hardest Prayer
As the sweet one slept, I took time in the silence to ponder just that: silence. There are many cautions in the Bible for one to be silent- to watch the running of the tongue. One example is Proverbs 21:23, " Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps out of trouble." We have all … Continue reading The Silence
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. I’m pretty sure we’ve all heard this growing up. It’s the surefire way to save the planet, or at least make it better. What about saving ourselves? Well, I came up with my own set of “re” word that will at least help us stay on track with God. REFOCUS: Hebrews … Continue reading Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
For those that don't know, I just had a hernia surgery last week. When I went to the doctors, they had said the hernia was on my right side, even though I kept telling them I was having pain on my left side. The doctor said they 'd send in a little camera and see … Continue reading Too Weak To Open My Apple Juice
"God, help, " I whisper. The baby is screaming, writhing in pain. He is scratching his face open, blood pooling to stain. "God, where are you? Are you there? If you are, do you even care?" Months later the baby still screams. His pain and itchiness arouse me from dreams. "God, where are you? Are … Continue reading “God, Help, ” I Whisper.