2011 opened with a whisper and continued on kitten’s feet through most of the year. To look, you’d think not much was happening. My journals are full of jots and tittles but few lengthy conversations. It was as if we were on pause. Still, there was a massive shift in Mike’s life. Mike had always … Continue reading Worth the Wait
The next year was full of surprises as one by one many of God’s promises became a reality. Over and over, He proved Himself faithful. We’d always had good neighbors. Each one was friendly. None of them filled their yards with junk cars or had dogs that tore up our yard or barked all … Continue reading God is True to His Word
On May 16th, our 45th wedding anniversary came and went. We were still without a home of our own. This year, 2009, was proving to be such a mix of blessings and stretching, trials and triumphs. The Matt Redman song, “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord,” became a tune on repeat that warred against … Continue reading Trials to Triumph and Everything In-Between
I almost titled this blog, "I Gained a Heart for the Nations Over a Heater Vent." Wasn't sure that title would grab as much attention. Not everyone has the heart for the nations. But, here is my story: It was nine o'clock. Mom thought I was in bed. She always seemed to be in a … Continue reading Heater Vents and Blogging — Dreams Come True
At long last, I was in California. Mike arrived a day later. When I woke up that morning, a blanket of fog hung loosely over tree tops, but my heart was full of sunshine. Greg and Karen were gracious enough to give us an upstairs bedroom with a bathroom. This room would be our base … Continue reading Is This the Promised Land?
Our great cleanout was in full swing. Crafted prayer was in place. Then May arrived. I put Mike on a plane to California the day after Mother’s Day. When I got home and opened an email, I discovered that my little sister Becky had a heart attack and was in ICU in Reno. With this … Continue reading God’s Timetable
My journals uncover the inner struggle. “March 12, 2007 – ‘Boxes and armloads of stuff fill my car as I head one more time to the Thrift Store. Closets and cupboards are sighing, relieved of their overloaded contents. It’s all surreal. The cleaning out of our home is therapeutic, but also sobering. The reality gaining … Continue reading Wrestling While Waiting