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My Story of Healing: Encouraged by Sarah’s Story


This is a continuation of the story of the healing journey the Lord has me on. You can read about The Need, The Past 6 Months, Quiet Waters, 6 Weeks Since QW, and Christmas

I listen to K-LOVE radio in the mornings when I’m getting ready for work.k-love I love listening to the Morning Show – the three DJs are very encouraging and entertaining.

On Monday, February 4th, they received a call from a listener with an amazing story. Her name was Sarah, and she shared about her life with severe scoliosis – so much so, that her ribs touched her hips. But only days before calling, the Lord had miraculously healed her and she grew 4 inches! The DJs kept her on the phone for a while to hear more of her incredible story.  (more…)

Day 8, India Summer 2012 – Buster the Wonder Pup


The following is excerpts from my journal from my most recent trip to see the girls of STEPS Home in India. 

July 30 –

We got to sleep in a little this morning, then headed to the office. Isaac asked Mike to share a little of his story with the staff. Then we planned out everything that needed to be accomplished during the week. Theresa & I got to work on some letters, and Mike went off with Ben and Rohan.

Around lunchtime, Rohan came back to the office with a surprise… Sitara’s birthday present from her parents. A very adorable, rollie-pollie Golden Retriever puppy!

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Thankful Thursdays


Wow, it has been a while since I’ve had a chance to post a Thankful Thursday. What with traveling and recovery time, it just has gotten away from me. But here are the three things I’m thankful for this week:

1. I am so thankful that about 6 years ago God miraculously and instantly healed me of the horrible migraines that I had been suffering from. It happened through the simple prayers of a little group of sweet brothers and sisters in Christ gathered around me at a camp outside of Tecate, Mexico and prayed for the pain to end. I have been migraine-free ever since, and rarely even get a headache anymore. Thank you, Jesus!  (more…)

Promises, Dietrich Bonhoeffer


“God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises…leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Promises in Isaiah


Recently I have been reading through the book of Isaiah. It is an amazingly rich book of God’s loving pursuit of His bride, Israel. The Bible is full of promises; and many of them are found in Isaiah. I am going to be high-lighting some of these promises that I’ve been reading in a new series of posts.

I thought this would be a good idea, since my blog name is all about the promises of God. (Which, if you are curious about and haven’t read yet, you can find the reasoning behind my blog name in one of my other previous posts.)

I hope you enjoy!

Collecting Rainbows and Pictures


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Yesterday I wrote about a dream that God had given me about His faithfulness to His promises. I would like to continue from that vein, and tell you about another part of the dream. You will have to read that post for this to make sense.

Once I finished collecting pieces of the rainbow and sticking them in my backpack, I looked on the ground and discovered something else. Scattered around my feet were pictures in frames of varying shapes and sizes. As I began to pick them up, I realized that many of the frames were hinged together, so I began folding them up and placing them in the backpack as well. (more…)

Collecting Rainbows


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Enter a dream with me, if you will….

Standing in the middle of a wide field of rolling hills, you feel the sun warming you. There is a soft breeze that carries the scents of wildflowers and lavender. The air also smells fresh and clean – just like after good rain. A few fluffy clouds lazily drift through the sky. That’s when you look to the left and notice a beautiful arced rainbow. The colors are so vivid that you can’t help but stare at it. The longer you stare, you begin to notice that there is something different about this rainbow – almost a solid quality. But rainbows aren’t solid, they are made of light, and you know this. So this one really has your attention now. You begin to walk closer, expecting the solid-looking mirage to fade, just like a natural rainbow should. But it doesn’t fade. In fact, the closer you get, the more clearly you can see it. You are finally close enough to touch it – which is also odd, shouldn’t have moved as you moved? You hold your breath as you reach out, expecting your hand to pass through it. But your fingers find a hard, smooth substance. It is made of glass! As you stand there in awe, something tells you that like a normal rainbow (even this is FAR from normal), it will fade shortly and disappear. Quickly you remove the backpack from your shoulders and unzip it on the ground. You reach out and begin breaking pieces of the rainbow off and stuff them in your backpack. You know that you have just encountered something spectacular, and you want to take the pieces to remind you of this amazing experience. Because magically, these pieces will endure for all time, even when the rest of the rainbow will disappear. (more…)

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