I started a new Bible reading plan recently that is chronological. Oddly enough, it started with Genesis 1. (If the humor in that statement escapes you please drink more coffee.) There was this temptation to just blow right through those first few chapters of Genesis, after all, I’ve read it before.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (James 5:16 NIV) Five years ago I was in a hospital waiting room, patiently waiting for my surgery to begin. It should have started hours ago,
Exactly three years ago, I could barely get out of bed. Each tear that soaked my pillow represented the hopes and dreams that died along with my 26-year marriage. The once vibrant dreams of dancing with my husband at my children’s weddings or celebrating our 50th anniversary dissolved into […]
Boy, I used to have a ton of energy. I could get up early, work at the hospital all day, exercise, and stay up all night playing games or wallpapering the kitchen until dawn. I was still like that after birthing 2 children with the energy and mindset of a genetic mashup between Mary Poppins, […]
Paper, scissors, glue, and glitter peppered my desk each February when I was a kid. I have such lovely memories of making a card for each classmate, double-checking to make sure that I placed a checkmark near each name on the class list. Not wanting to forget a single peer. While most of these