All posts by Lisa Hempel

is an aspiring Bounty Hunter who is always looking for God's Bounty-- His grace and goodness-- in the mundane and melancholy as well as in the miraculous. She is also a wife, mother of four adult children--two with Cerebral Palsy, grandmother and minister of the Gospel. "You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance." Psalm 65:11 NLT

Per Adversitatem Redemptio-Through Adversity, Redemption

I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. Job 19:25 I have been working on this post since January 12, 2018, the day my dear Aunt Theresa passed away. As I contemplated her life–the kindness she extended to me and my family, the immense love she had for her … Continue reading Per Adversitatem Redemptio-Through Adversity, Redemption

More Powerful Than…

I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Ephesians 3:16 NLT Every year I read through the Bible–the whole point of BetterOffRead. com. This year I used the One Year Bible plan which has daily readings in the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs. So … Continue reading More Powerful Than…

How Fresh Is The Mountain Air

This morning as I was enjoying on social media the many Thanksgiving photos of dear friends and their smiling families seated at Turkey feasts, a thought occurred to me. There are many who are not “feeling” the joy as the holidays are now upon us. Later, I read the following daily devotional by Charles Spurgeon with my husband … Continue reading How Fresh Is The Mountain Air

The Boundary Lines Have Fallen For Me In Pleasant Places

Lord, You are my portion and my cup of blessing. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. Psalm 16:5-6 NIV (A version of this post was first published in 2014.) When we were kids, my brothers and I used to fight in the back seat of the car. … Continue reading The Boundary Lines Have Fallen For Me In Pleasant Places