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The Secret of Dealing with Grief and Loneliness at Christmas Time

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Depression, Grief, Loneliness|Tags: , , , |

Christmas is a joyous season for most of us. It's a season of joy; a time to enjoy family and friends; a time to be happy. But what if it’s also a season to grieve? What if you're in a season of grief this Christmas? Grief comes to all of us. Grief is an intense [...]

How valuable is my ordinary life to God?

November 28th, 2016|Categories: Encouragement, God's Plans for us, Identity in Christ, Ministry, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , |

I'm just ordinary “I’m just ordinary,” you say. “Does God attach the same importance to my life that He does to those with the big ministries? Are they, somehow, more valuable to Him?” It is good to remember that most of the people spoken about at any length in the Bible were those in leadership, [...]

Advent facts and resources for you

November 25th, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Books & Reading, Devotionals, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The season of Advent is upon us.  The word Advent means 'arrival', and it refers to the arrival of Jesus Christ into the world. In 2016 the four Advent Sundays are November 27, December 4, December 11, and December 18. December can be such a crazy month for most of us that sometimes it's hard [...]

The Prodigal’s Mom

November 4th, 2016|Categories: Parenting, Prayer, Testimony|Tags: , , , , |

Several years ago, while I was away on a business trip, I received a call from my eighteen-year-old son, Kyle. “Hey, Mom . . . guess what?” Without giving me a chance to hazard a guess, his excited voice continued. “I might be moving to Canada.” Now to put things into perspective, Canada is a [...]

Encountering God

October 28th, 2016|Categories: Devotionals, Hearing God, Time with God|Tags: , , , , , |

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.  - Ephesians 1:17 In 1 Kings 19, we read that Elijah believed he was the only man left who was following God.  As a prophet [...]

4 reasons why you should affirm your spouse publicly!

October 24th, 2016|Categories: Marriage|Tags: , , |

I am so thankful for my marriage.  God has blessed our lives abundantly and we have enjoyed forty wonderful years of life together. One thing I am aware of is—the health of my relationship with Paul is integral to everything else I do.  If our relationship is unstable every aspect of my life is in [...]

Cancer U-turn

October 21st, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Testimony|Tags: , , |

One beautiful, sunny African afternoon, my life changed forever. For two years, I had asked my gynaecologist for a mammogram. For two years, he had told me it wasn't necessary. Finally another specialist sent me for a "routine mammogram and ultrasound" which turned out to not be as routine as I'd hoped. I had breast [...]

HELP!! I’ve got cancer and I’m cracking up!

October 17th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Overcoming Fear, Stress, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This is the desperate letter from my friend that started it all (used with her permission). Hi Aldyth This is just a very quick email to ask for your help. Since I have had the news of the cancer I am a wreck and in tears at the drop of a hat, which is definitely not [...]

Dear God, they say it’s cancer!

October 10th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Health, Hearing God, Overcoming Fear, Stress, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I have lived in Ghana, Zambia and Burkina Faso for the last 12 years. We originally moved to Ghana because my husband accepted a position with a company there. Because we were going to Ghana, I went for a full medical check-up, which included a mammogram. To my horror, I found out that I had [...]

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