I shivered in my seat and tried to flex my frozen toes as I listened to fellow students thank God for our situation. Who thanks God for broken-down buses in freezing weather? Did I mention we had no heat?Continue Reading
How to Take the Ax Out of Taxes
Tax season incites grumbling, from weary accountants and taxpayers alike, especially when we don’t agree with how our taxes are used or we feel the amount is exorbitant. Philippians 2:14 says, “Do all things without grumbling.” All things—including paying taxes?
As a Christian that means I shouldn’t gripe about taxes. But that hasn’t stopped my complaints when we had to pay more than expected. Maybe, like me, you could benefit from a fresh look at taxes.Continue Reading
2017 Was a Very Good Year for Us
The end of a year invites some reminiscing. Reviewing 2017 reminded me of what a special year God granted us. January took Larry and me to our first March for Life in Washington DC. We also got to spend time with extended family in the area. Click here to see “Photos from the March For Life Rally 2017.”
2017 marked some significant milestones. Larry and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to Israel with a favorite Bible teacher Ken Boa.
We spent our most emotional day at the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem.
We had plenty of fun too! Click here for photos and thoughts from our trip in “Shalom, Shalom—How Israel Impacted Me.”Continue Reading
A Big God and a Great Team
The sound of beeps and light eased me into consciousness. “Is the surgery over?” I asked.
“Yes, you’re in recovery,” a young woman said.
“What did they find?”
“They don’t tell us,” she said.
“That’s a normal response to pain,” she said and injected a syringe into my IV.
Heavy sleep blanketed me once more.
More trembling, another injection, and sweet slumber returned.
“Breathe. Take a deep breath,” the nurse woke me. I inhaled and the long beep on the monitor quieted.
Two females flanked me when I woke the next time. “Is your blood pressure normally low?”
“Uh, I guess,” I mumbled.
“You can’t leave until we raise it. Wiggle your toes,” the senior nurse commanded.
“It worked. You can go.” And off they wheeled my bed to my final station before dismissal.
Those who follow my blogs know the month my book was released I stepped onto a medical roller coaster. Continue Reading