Isn't God amazing?! This past year has rocked my world. I applied to come to Bethel School of Ministry here in beautiful Redding, CA on January 1. I got here from Nairobi, Kenya on September 2nd. Airfare, tuition, all fell into place. God is so good! I've been able to learn so much the past couple of months....more
I remember the day but not the year (Was it ninety-five maybe?) when my husband brought home a newspaper article for me to read, an interview with a pedophile. “I drove through neighborhoods in search of Little Tikes cars, bicycles with training wheels, tiny swimsuits hung on porch railings to dry.” I was pretty sure he was trying to help but instead his words gorged the panic monster that lived close to me, maybe even...more
Sometimes, trying to convince oneself is not so convincing. Saying "Never!" to a situation may change that "Never!" into exactly what happens next. Whatever the timeline, this scenario will surely come your way. 'I will never be friends with her. I will never be a vegetarian. I will never work for someone I don't like.' Yeah, nice try.
One of my “never’s” was to not participate in overseas missionary type work. No, thanks. I will write you a check and yes, please put me on your prayer email thingy but I do enough here in my hometown - for my Church, Children, and Charities....more
Here it is again
Ginormous spans of time and distance
Echo in the gap between us
How is it I am not mad with grief and fear?
It’s because I was shot
The last time you left on a jet plane
I was shot to the heart
Your arrival, your joy, your return
They still run through me
Like the waterfall you stood under
Eternal it seemed
Did you hear it?
Over the age old rush
Of hydrogen, oxygen, and gravity?
“This is my dau...more