Power of Listening

If I was Paul or if I had anything to do with the writings in the New Testament, I would have added a whole lot of extra gifts to the line up of spiritual gifts. I am one of those people who truly believes we have all been gifted by God with some talent, whether we choose to exercise it …

Who’s Smarter?

My husband amazes me! He is the kind of person who can self teach himself anything he sets his mind to. He is brilliant, wise and patient. He told me once that his father gave him this advice when he was young; “Brian, if you don’t know how to do something and someone asks you, if you can, you say …

Changing My Heart

I was listening to the song “Who You Are” by the contemporary Christian music group 4 Him. This has been a favorite song to me for some time now. I decided to recite the words to myself while listening to the song. There is just something about reciting the words to a meaningful song; it takes you beyond the melody …

On Family and Laxatives

I love my family!  I enjoy spending time with them talking, playing games, praying together, singing and playing musical instruments, as well as cleaning, and even doing nothing together-the doing nothing together can be challenging.  I am of the belief that there is always something you can be doing.  My boys don’t agree…

For All You Trekkies Out There

My husband and I are as different as day and night.  Everything from our personalities,  thinking skills, likes and dislikes are completely different. Even so, we do  complement each other magnificently.

What Keeps Us From Reaching our Dreams

I am going to share a conversation I had with my husband, and it may be the most honest blog you will get from me.  Hopefully some of what I faced relates to you too. Our conversation dealt with dreams, goals, and the journey to see then come to fruition. I voiced my frustration and discontent at having to wait …

Joseph’s Story

Do you remember back when you were a kid, in Sunday school and your friends would ask you who your favorite bible character was?  I remember that I had too many favorites back then, which made it hard for me to give a quick answer.  But times have changed and now as a grown up, I can talk about one …

Kashi, Change and Brownies

For the past several months I have been on a quest to learn as much as I can about healthy living. I have been purposely including more organic or market fresh items and preparing healthier meals for my family. It has become frustrating at times but also interestingly fun to welcome new changes in that area of my life. You …

Remembering Jon

A little over 6 years ago, I was in Romania doing some missions work with my husband and a group of young people. Part of our scheduled included a stay at a seminary were young men were being trained to become ministers. The day of their graduation happen to fall on our last day there, so we decided to do …

Is ok to be happy!

Do you ever find yourself hard at work on some task when all of a sudden a funny memory from the past comes back to you and you can’t help it but grin while trying desperately to hold back the laughter?  I have to be honest, this happens to me more frequently than I care to say.  As a matter …