When I was in college, my mother became terminally ill. She and I began to pray for healing in the most misguided fashion. I know that God heals, but my mother and I were practicing a tainted theology that was popular at that time of claiming anything we wanted in Christ, and if we believed it … Read more about Living our faith…”whatever that may be”
We are leaving for Rwanda as a family at 6:00 a.m. on August 8th. Today is August 6th and we still have not received Natalie’s passport. We had pictures taken and submitted paperwork a few months ago at the Yamhill County Clerk’s office. The state department rejected Nattie’s pictures because … Read more about Faith Versus Experience
My daughter learned to ride a bike a year and a half ago. This may not sound like a big deal, but it was a major turning point for her. (See “Praying Momma”) We had tried everything to help her to learn. Her dad had found a way to put training wheels on a bike for bigger children. Her Aunt … Read more about Our hearts are good
Yesterday I returned to the town that my children were born in in order to obtain their birth certificates (which I seem to have misplaced). It was a beautiful sunny day in a beautiful place! Corvallis is one of the most pedestrian friendly cities in the United States, and people were outside, … Read more about The cure for anxiety
Dallas Refers to the twelve step program as a life saving program. I couldn’t agree more. I thought it would be appropriate to review them as part of my last several blogs. (Types of addictions and A very personal story). I have linked some of my own blog posts to some of the steps as an … Read more about 12 Life Saving Steps
My husband and I are reading a book by Steven Pressfield called “The War of Art”. Pressfield also wrote “Do the Work”, and in both books he talks about the Resistance, which in a more secular way bears a strong resemblance to the spiritual opposition that we Christians wrestle with. (1 Peter … Read more about Resistance
My brother in law loaned me a book last week called “People of the Lie: The Hope and Healing Human Evil” by M. Scott Peck, M.D. Dr. Peck believes that there should be a separate diagnostic category for truly evil people. He describes evil people in this way: “The central defect of the evil is not … Read more about Beautiful Humility!