Archive for the 'Enduring Trials' Category

A Christmas Treat~Repost

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Originally posted December 2007 I am in charge of our church library. Since it was very much in need of an update, I’ve been weeding out very old books and replacing them with the boxes of donated newer books. One of the books had a familiar title so I quickly peeked through it. The Sword […]


Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

In our weekly Bible study at church, we’ve been studying Elijah. He had quite the trials to deal with because of the sin of Ahab and Jezebel. One week, we learned about the miracle on Mt. Carmel in 1 Kings 18. God worked in miraculous ways showing Himself mighty. Elijah’s beliefs were validated and proven […]

What A Difference

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Several times over the past year, I’ve thought about how different our lives are now than what they used to be. I don’t know if I can even list all the ways it’s different but one I notice often is when we take a road trip. My siblings live at a distance from us–a short […]

Christmas Cards~Repost

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Throughout these years that Lee wasn’t home, I tried to send Christmas cards. I wasn’t always very motivated. Every year they were only a photo of James. My friends who didn’t know didn’t need to know, so I sent cards with no letter. Sometimes I didn’t get them out. Sometimes I did. This year choosing […]


Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Several years ago, I shared a story Tears at the Talent Show. This past week, I was thinking of some of my Christmas posts that I would like to share again and I thought about this post. The point of the post is to be very grateful for the family you have especially if no […]

Things Left Unsaid

Friday, December 9th, 2016

This past year has been a little different for me. We’ve experienced two incidents that were shocking to say the least. They aren’t things easily explained so I won’t even try. They aren’t things between family members thank the Lord. But they took a lot of energy and caused confusion and pain and to be […]

Pardon My Mess

Monday, May 9th, 2016

I was thinking about inviting some friends over now that the weather is getting nice. We have a fenced in yard with all the escape routes closed off. We have nice grass and a patio. We have a play house and a sandbox and a slide and things to ride on. I thought it would […]


Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

I lost a friend this week. Her death was not unexpected but  I desperately hoped that her story would end differently. So, I’ve been very sad. Not sad for her final destination and not sad for the end of her suffering. Just sad for her loved ones and yes sad for me. She was a […]

What I Wish

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Even though I know it’s not realistic and it will never happen, I wish that other people didn’t have to hurt. I was invited to a dinner party for single moms a few weeks ago. I was so thankful I was invited and that I could talk and share and laugh with them. One thing […]

A Yearly Christmas Share

Monday, December 21st, 2015

I have posted this story every Christmas for the past few years and it always seems to get lots of comments.   I’m just going to share the link this year–I don’t know how many times I should have the same content on my blog in a new post. Have you read this one yet? […]