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
By June 2006, I was more and more troubled with Mike’s California dreams. He still wasn’t convinced of a move but couldn’t deny the change in his dream life. He decided to drive out to California and visit his brothers for a couple of weeks. With the garden getting started, I needed to keep an … Continue reading God’s Instructions – Crafted Prayer
Within weeks of God unveiling His plans to us in August, Mike started having dreams about where he grew up. The family home, their old address, and his old friends were all popping up in his dreams. Now Mike had dreams before but rarely remembered them. Now they were vivid and stuck with him. What … Continue reading More Preparation Needed
God’s ways are not our ways. Why He chose to uncover His plans to us when He did, remains a mystery. Have you ever wanted to see God’s plan for your life? Psalm 139:16 says, “…all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” NIV. … Continue reading God Reveals His Plans for Our Future