What does our country, our church and our family life have in common with a forest?
Bark beetle beginnings in a forest
There has been a severe drought in California these last few years and the Northern California forests have been especially hard hit. The lack of water has stressed our beautiful conifer trees causing them to become susceptible to a little creature call the bark beetle. Stressed trees equate to suitable host material for bark beetles and successful reproduction results in more beetles and higher levels of tree mortality. Read More
Being in the presence of the Living God… is and can be Awe-full, intimidating and wonderful. We hear and talk about getting to know God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We become comfor…
Source: The Awefull Presence of God
It was early afternoon on a hot and sunny June day when my husband finally admitted that he was really sick. It was time to go to ER, he had difficulty in walking and breathing… Then realized he couldn’t walk or even get up out of the chair. This man who had been a runner… never sick, always strong even during some of the previous medical challenges… I was called out on the waters.. click here continue reading
Roll back the years to my son’s Jr. year in high school, football, weight training and a shoulder that just plain would work no more. What was wrong? The doctor’s x-rays showed an abnormal bone growth and in hushed tones he mentioned to me that we would need to schedule a full body MRI to be sure that this type of “abnormality” wouldn’t be found in any other bones.
The 45 minute ride home was very quiet as we were both absorbed in our own thoughts… Terror, rippled down my spine and through my bones as I visualized my only son … Bone cancer is what the doctor had so quietly mumbled, hoping that my son wouldn’t hear. But he had heard and through the soft hum of tires on the freeway said, “Mom, I just hope that I don’t light up like a Christmas tree when they do that test next week.” This was sure to be a long week end. The Friday doctor’s visit was over, a long week end of wondering and concern lay on the horizon. Monday we should expect a call to schedule an immediate MRI. The doctor had been very clear that there should be no delay. To continue
Elizabeth’s Rescue Story
In 2012, Katy’s friend Elizabeth was abroad in Australia. At a hostel in the middle of the night, a man followed her into the women’s restroom. He held her inside, trapped. She had no way out…
This article although long is definitely worth reading, especially if you know someone ensnared in pornography…
Sometimes I wonder, why do hurtful things happen to people, good loving and kind people? Why are there deaths, accidents, illness, and financial disruptions? Why are God’s children plagued by divorce, daily kid challenges and just the daily life “stuff” of brokenness and disruptions? To continue reading click here.