Where Are You, Lord?

The winds gust and howl, bending the pine trees outside my window. A redbird is riding out this storm on a cylinder feeder. He reminds me of myself in riding out life’s storms. There is a particular storm that I dislike the most. It is the storm of emptiness. It is that place where you don’t feel God in your life. Hell can surely be … Read more

Breaking Down the Natural Barrier of Fear

I have been a nurse for more than 40 years. Several years ago when my husband Trip suffered a terrible injury, I became aware of the difference in the perception of healthcare providers. Not having practiced at the bedside for more than 20 years, I was suddenly on the “other side” of care. I became aware of those who encourage and promote healing, and those … Read more

My Worst Performance Ever

I remember the night very clearly: I had prepared for weeks and was ready for this presentation. What an honor to bring God’s message to such a powerful group of people. These were cancer survivors, and my message was of hope. I was well versed in my topic, and would be including the story about Jezebel and how fear tries to overcome our faith. I … Read more

Forgiveness

It seems when I do something selfish or irresponsible, like knowingly easing ahead of someone in line or even being nosey and trying to find out something about someone that is none of my business, God reminds me immediately and even tries to get my attention when I’m doing it. When will I learn to listen to His Spirit? The result is guilt, and I … Read more