Is It Enough?

Is It Enough?

Lately, I have been haunted by a question.  “Is it enough?”  I’m watching loved ones fall away, people change, principles change, and positions change.  I am grieved, and this question keeps popping up, “Is it enough?”  Or sometimes, as I see someone walk away, a...
I’ll Help You if You Let Me

I’ll Help You if You Let Me

When my husband, Todd, was almost two years old in 1970, his baby brother Brent was born.  When Brent was six weeks old, my mother-in-law noticed that something was wrong with him.  He did not want to eat and did not act right.  My in-laws took him to the doctor who...
Courage, Dear Heart

Courage, Dear Heart

My burden was great.  It seemed like, once again, the battle would be lost.  Someone was on my heart, and I had fought for their soul.  Things were looking dismal.  It was a Saturday in October, two years ago, as I sat in the empty hall of the school where my husband...
I Have Enough for Both of Us

I Have Enough for Both of Us

One of my children went through a super-conscientious phase in adolescence.  Instead of freedom, this conscientiousness was used by the enemy to put him in bondage.  I would say, “I love you.”  And he would respond with, “Uh, I don’t know if I love you or not.” ...
Breath of Life

Breath of Life

“Slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.”  II Kings 4:24 In a recent blog post, I was attempting to get back to ideas for children’s ministry.  I had received a text from one of my nieces Constance asking for ideas for her young teenage daughter...
Isolation-Abigail’s Journey

Isolation-Abigail’s Journey

My denomination is really just an association of seven churches.  We are a tight bunch.  Really, we are family!  So, it was disturbing to me when I woke up and realized that my daughter Abigail did not feel those family feelings.  These had been “our people” even...


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