Nuchal Translucency & Esau

I gave my family away... Ever since I heard the story of Jacob and Esau, I thought how foolish Esau was! How could you be so bone-headed as to give away your birthright? How hungry he must have been to give up that of all things! I had even less respect for Esau when, after …

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It Took 16 Years, But I Finally Let It Go….At Least For Now

It took nausea and fatigue. It took inability. It took surrender. All of those emotions led me to this point. I just don’t give a flying Fig Newton about wether or not my house is spotless. I am 9 weeks pregnant. I was on medication that severely added to my early pregnancy nausea and fatigue. …

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I Can Take It From Here God

I had a speaking engagement last weekend. I was speaking during two of the three sessions at a women’s retreat. I was anxious about the retreat. I was going to be away from home for three days. My nausea was more than I have ever experienced before. When fatigue set in, I give in because …

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Whose Time Is It Anyway?

The people of Israel were complaining. "We should have died in Egypt or the desert. Why does God want us to die in a war in Canaan? Let's go back to Egypt." Suddenly the glory of God flashed and shone from the tabernacle. 365 Read-Aloud Bedtime Bible Stories, "Day 61".  Numbers 14:1-45 I am to …

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Bye-Bye State

Almost 10 years ago, we had no health insurance.  My husband, Brian, said we had "wilderness health." He was referring to the children of Israel.  Deuteronomy 8:4 says, "Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years." Brian would say something like, 'they didn't have a homeland to …

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Despair

(originally penned 2013) I don't know why hope exists if you can't experience the fulfillment of it. I really don't understand that. I want for my husband.  I want his dreams, desires, and goals to come to fruition. It breaks my heart each and every time that his dreams, our dreams, are dashed right at …

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