2 Kings 4: 8-16 One day Elisha went to Shunem. And a well-to-do woman was there, who urged him to stay for a meal. So whenever he came by, he stopped there to eat. She said to her husband, “I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God. Let’s make a... Continue Reading →
I got schooled on yesterday to just how blessed my life is. Douglas and I drove to my hometown, which is about an hour and a half away. I went to reconnect with friends and family, two of whom I had not seen in over thirty years. So often we take our physical and mental... Continue Reading →
My seventh great-grandchild, Knola Kai, was born today! She weighed in at 6 pounds and 13 ounces. I am grateful to God for this new life that I have prayed so fervently to enter the world healthy and strong. Words fail me right now for how much I appreciate God's goodness to us in the... Continue Reading →
One of my grandchildren's favorite questions when they saw me coming, and especially at Christmas, was, "What did you bring me?" I just laughed, because I did the same thing when I was their ages. But, as I read my Bible one day, I was struck by a woman who was more concerned about what she could... Continue Reading →
Like David in the 23rd Psalm, I have been blessed amazingly through the years. In his great psalm of praise to the Good Shepherd who provided protection, provision, and prosperity to him, he says, "The Lord is my shepherd. I have everything I need" (Psalm 23:1). In a world where people seem to never tire of consuming "stuff," it is rare to hear someone say that they have all that they need or want. I am blessed to be one of them, as my cup truly overflows with blessings unimaginable just a few years ago: a caring and loving husband, the self-sufficiency of my children, the ability to fulfill my calling through teaching, and good health.