Throughout the month of October, I'll be sharing my ongoing journey of overcoming anxiety, and how the Lord has been working on my heart. It's my prayer that the Lord will speak to you during this time, and draw you closer to Him, as we walk this road of life together. To follow along, and to catch up on any posts you might have missed, you can join me here at Fear or Faith, You Choose ~ A 31 Day Journey to Overcoming Anxiety. I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our own way in the end, but by Him making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done. ~ Elisabeth Elliot I remember the day like it was yesterday. It was Monday August 4th, 2003. ... read more
My Sins Were Washed Away
"What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus." Palm Sunday, April 1st, 2012, I awoke early to prepare my heart before the Lord. Fervent prayers of gratitude rise, for sending His son in exchange for my transgressions. Such wondrous love was given to me, that I might live with Him. The hands of time move forward into the morning hours. Into the baptismal I step, with testimony in hand. I lay my all at His feet, as my story is weaved into a tapestry of words before family and friends. My Testimony I Choose Joy On November 10th, 2010, I became stuck in my worst kind of fear. I heard the words, my cancer had metastasized to my bones and it’s now stage IV breast cancer and the number of days I have left on this earth are uncertain. This came as a big surprise to Bill and me, ... read more
What will Your Legacy be?
God takes each of us down different paths for many reasons. There are many twists and turns along the dusty roads we travel, many valleys that we will walk through, many mountain tops that we will stand upon. Through it all we are growing and learning each step of the way through trials and tears, victories and celebrations. What we are left with in the end will be a legacy for our children and those around us. The story that follows is an excerpt of a speech that I wrote to present to our church for a mother's day tea. It is lengthy and will take some time to read, but it is an important starting point of being able to view a glimpse of me and my family and the journey that God has taken us on. In one form or another, we are all affected by the individuals in our past. For some ... read more