Have you ever had a very sick child? Or maybe you found out your child would be diabetic, deaf, blind, autistic, or have some type of disability. Since my son was premature, he didn't hit developmental milestones on time. He was taking his time crawling; he rolled everywhere he wanted to go. We held his … Continue reading Lord, help my unbelief
Did you see the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding? It has been my life. In 1992, I married my Greek husband, Mike (aka Minas). Little did I know what I was getting into. On our wedding day, I had an Egyptian friend bring a pan of his famous baklava to my wedding reception as … Continue reading Is it All Greek to You?
When is the last time you had a good fight? Not a fight with your spouse, or your kids, or even a friend, but against the forces of darkness? Wow, you weren't expecting that, right? For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers … Continue reading The Struggle is Real
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 ESV At twenty-five years old, I had a stomach ulcer from the unbearable stress of my job. I had found a laboratory who would hire an inexperienced college graduate with a B.S. in biology. The VA hospital needed … Continue reading Tribulation in the Lab
The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense. Proverbs 27:9 NLT I didn’t know I needed a friend like her, but God did. I liked her as soon as I met her. Fifteen years older than me and married with children, Marilyn was a charming woman who smiled with her eyes, … Continue reading More Than a Friend
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For … Continue reading Will the Real Sabbath Please Stand up?
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV. I like the King James version of this verse because it uses the phrase "sound mind" instead of self-discipline or self-control. Fear tends to make us conjure up a lot … Continue reading Don’t Give in to Fear
With the current state of our world, many are thinking this is the beginning of the end. While Scripture tells in Matthew 4:8, "All these are but the beginning of the birth pains." What does that really mean? Unfortunately, this world is not getting better. People are inherently selfish and evil without God. The Bible … Continue reading Is this the Beginning of the END?
Have you ever been in a difficult or dark time when you felt all alone? Did it feel as though everyone you knew had forsaken you? Maybe it was a crisis in your family or marriage and your friends didn’t know how to handle it. A difference of beliefs or conviction can drive a wedge … Continue reading Deserted, but not Alone
If you have read many of my blog posts, you may already know my husband and I have three children, two being twins. Two weeks ago I wrote on a dream involving the pregnancy of my twins before I knew I was pregnant. You can read that here. By the time my twins were a … Continue reading Matthew’s Story