When my son, Alec, was four and newly diagnosed, my prayer was that he would be able to go to a typical kindergarten classroom and make it through the year. Today, as Alec is finishing his freshman year of high school and is repeated included on the honor roll, I see how I underestimated not only Alec, […]
It’s Time to Pray! I’ve been holding onto this recorded video message for several weeks now, mostly because it’s an emotional message for me, as you will see if you watch the video. Although the events mentioned in the recording are from October, the message is all the more important today after the recent mass murders this week. “It’s Time to Pray” […]
Every day, every hour, we are presented with choices. There are choices we make each day that do not initially appear to be significant−but make no mistake−these are choices that significantly change the direction of our lives. Too many times, we encounter these choices and don’t consider how they will impact our future. This is the second installment of my blog […]
You don’t have to look far to find great comeback stories in the Bible. It’s chock full of them! And right now, I’d love a little comeback story of my own. This promise given to the Israelite exiles at a time of despair encourages me. I’m sharing it with you here, just in case you are praying for a comeback, too…
There comes a time when you have to put your feet into rushing waters and cross the Jordan to get to the place that God has prepared for you.
If anyone could throw a pity party these past few years, let me tell you, it’s been me. My family has been walking a hard road for some time now, and somewhere along the way I forgot one of the most valuable lessons that God ever taught me…
God sent the very best advocate we could ever have for our child! This advocate is one that we don’t have to seek out. We won’t need to place a second (or third) mortgage on our house to afford His services. He knows everything about our child: their innermost thoughts, the words they say (or cannot say), and the structure of every cell in their body.
I am called to be content, but content I am not. Too many desires. Too many wants. Too many dreams yet unmet.
This is why the Resurrection matters. Only in the Resurrection can we find hope in the face of grief. We find an end to senseless pain. We find the joy that is promised, a complete and never-ending joy that no one, no person or situation in life can ever take away.
It’s almost like we mourned the thought of a “normal” existence for Beau, and for us as well. The thing is, Beau’s existence is completely normal to him. We could all learn a few lessons from Beau Rafferty.