My darling, you are lovely, so very lovely— Song of Songs 4:1 CEV A recent study done by psychologist, Ann Kearney-Cooke, Ph.D, showed that 97% of women have body image issues. On average, women have 13 negative body thoughts daily. A disturbing number of women reported having 30, 50 or even 100 hateful thoughts a … Continue reading You Are Lovely
Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable. Proverbs 31:8 CEB The following is a letter which contains some things we have wanted to say at one time or another to a relative, friend, parishioner, teacher or other professional that has worked with or spent time with our Special-needs children. In the nineteen years … Continue reading To Whom It May Concern
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV Recently, I was praying for direction on what to share … Continue reading Anointed To Destroy: A Call To Prayer
It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. At times, I look at life and the tedious samenesses and I flinch with groaning exhaustion. Images come to mind of the cursed Sisyphus perpetually rolling the boulder uphill only to have it roll down and begin again. I scream out like Joe, at the Button Factory—No more! (Click … Continue reading Magnificent Monotony
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matthew 22:37 One of the things I really enjoy is the Art of Repurposing. In case you haven’t heard of it, it is simply taking an item and giving it a different purpose. I love observing people’s … Continue reading One Purpose
For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again. Proverbs 24:16a NIV Growing up with four older brothers, it was inevitable that I would be an ardent sports fan. Because of this, I consider it a victory that my husband and I have been married for 25 years having NEVER cheered for the … Continue reading We Fall Down, We Get Up Again
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12 NIV Very early in my ministry, I heard a life-changing sermon on King David and how he aspired to build the Temple to house the Ark of the Covenant. Even … Continue reading Politically Polite
Your promise preserves my life. Psalm 119:50b NIV This morning, for the first time in 19 years, I had to leave my nonverbal, wheelchair bound, incontinent, completely dependent, mentally and physically disabled son with people I don’t know. It was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. Believing that God directed … Continue reading The Life Preserver
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 I was completely mesmerized when I recently came across the Japanese artist, Riusuke Fukahori. Each of these amazing three-dimensional goldfish works of art are made by using a process of painting and … Continue reading What a Masterpiece!
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10 Last night, I had a dream about my mother who passed away a little over a year ago. It was one of those dreams from which you never want to … Continue reading Choose Life!