Dreams bring up a myriad of emotions, take us to strange or wonderful places, and help us process our life. Some dreams feel so real, you wake up not knowing if what you just experienced actually took place! How do we know which dreams are from God and which dreams aren’t? Which dreams are our … Continue reading Understanding Dreams: Does Satan Attack Us Through Our Dreams?
A poem about pain I push my heart farther and farther into Yours because it’s the only safe place to put all my broken. Your gentle, Fatherly love surrounds my pain and my broken,giving with its surrounding a hope and a peace I dared not rest in before. It’s the only place of rest now … Continue reading He is the Only Lifeline for My Soul
The small part of the world I live in now isn’t used to meeting women (or men) who homeschool their kids. It is legal here, thankfully, but not common. When folks here find out I teach my children at home, they are usually full of questions. I’m sort of an anomaly in our neighborhood. One … Continue reading Why I Chose to Homeschool My Boys
“I need missionaries in Italy.” The words came to me as clearly as if you and I were talking face to face over a cup of coffee. My world changed at that moment. For one, I had never heard God speak to me so clearly. I was visibly shaken. It was hard to breathe. I … Continue reading Is Blind Faith Possible? How God Made the Impossible Possible on Our Journey to the Unknown
Frustration. It’s a debilitating state of mind that had been the enemy of our family as I was growing up. My father displayed his frustration and dissatisfaction daily through a seemingly constant barrage of huffing and sighing and other non-verbal indicators aimed at no one in particular, but clearly communicating his level of frustration in our … Continue reading Finding Yourself on the Other Side of Frustration
Music delights my spirit. Especially music coming from the depths of the soul, flowing forth in prayerful poetry. It pulls at my soul, inviting me in. The lyrics pour forth from the musician’s heart to connect with God. To talk with him. To express emotions and thoughts. Isn't that just what God wants - our … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid to Let Music Help You Express Yourself in Prayer and Change the Atmosphere of Your Mind
Do you ever have one of those days where you feel so overwhelmed and exasperated you can’t stop crying? I do. Try living in a foreign country. It’ll bring it out of you right quick. Oh, and in front of the kids. It’s always humbling and difficult when you’re trying through sobs to tell the … Continue reading “I Hate Italy” Days