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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:03 Written by

Making Your Days Count

It's been half a year already...

Questions I ask myself:

1. What have I learned so far?

2. What areas of my character have I grown in?

3. How many people have I studied the Bible with?

4. How many women have I helped grow?

5. What's my new favorite thing to cook for my husband and I?

6. What books have I read so far? And am I on track for reading through to Bible as well?

7. What's my plan for the next six months?

Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00 Written by

How to Keep a Spiritual Fervour

I try to keep a spiritual fervour – I do. My husband and I fast, and I'm filled with joy. I prepare meals for guests, I stay up late to study the Bible with someone, I get up early to pray, I run my children to this event or that, and I brush off any feelings of overwhelm. I rejoice in all the blessings God has given me. 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 21:18 Written by

Soldier of the Cross

As expected, I've had another traumatic hospital experience that's prompted me to write this blog post. I wish that I wrote my best blog posts during times when I'm on the upswing in my faith and filled with overwhelming hope and good news; but if I've learned anything over the last four years as a quadriplegic, the hardest times have been the most fruitful times in terms of my spiritual growth.

Monday, 10 July 2017 18:37 Written by

One Decision – 50 Years Later

I remember the day well. I wore a homemade dress—gold on the bottom, black and gold plaid on the top. I felt such a sense of relief as I walked down to the river to be baptized, knowing I would walk back out with my sins forgiven. I wondered what it would "feel" like to have God's spirit in me. That was 50 years ago — June 22, 1967.

Thursday, 06 July 2017 00:00 Written by

The God Who Stoops

I have a friend who has a habit of saying a certain phrase almost every time she prays publicly. It goes something like this: "Father God, I thank you that you stoop down to help me." Or, she might say." I thank you that you bend down to pay attention to me."

Monday, 03 July 2017 00:00 Written by

The Strong Marriage Check List

Opinions differ regarding what a marriage needs to either become strong or stay strong. The following was taken from a list I compiled of ten essential characteristics couples need to build a strong and lasting marriage.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 22:03 Written by

"Only Luke is with Me"

I was in the middle of giving an art history lecture, when the slight pain that was in my back became overwhelming and I began to shiver uncontrollably. Everything hurt so badly, and tears started to well up in my eyes. It was so strange being rushed to the ER for a fever. They took my blood for a test and later that night when we got the results I was admitted to Durden's Hospital.

Monday, 26 June 2017 16:58 Written by

Lesson from a Good Dad

"I'd like my inheritance now, please. I'm leaving."

Ouch!

Definitely not the words any parent hopes to hear from their child.

Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00 Written by

Checking Expectations

Sometimes people disappoint us. They fall short of our expectations. In these moments I am learning to examine my expectations first instead of looking to blame someone for falling short. Regularly checking my expectations has been teaching me so much. Ultimately, I want to love people better, I want to succeed at my job, and make a positive impact on this world and the people around me, to God's glory. When my expectations are off I fail to see the bigger perspective, it narrows my vision and prevents me from doing any of the above things well.

Sunday, 18 June 2017 19:05 Written by

A Jam-Packed, Joy-Filled Life

Thursday, May 25th was the day of Ascension, a public holiday in France. We had the day off, then the school system took off the Friday as well to make a long weekend. It's called le pont – the bridge. This was such a jam-packed, joy-filled four days of utter exhaustion and bliss I thought I would share the stories and photos with you.

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