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When peace eludes you in the pre-Christmas rush

2017-02-16T00:43:44+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Stress, Time with God|Tags: , , , , |

Hello Ladies Sometimes, in the frantic rush to get everything done, the peace of the season seems to elude us. Below is a list of potential things that happen at this time of year which may contribute to increased stress during the December period. See if any of these ring a bell! Shopping for gifts [...]

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

2017-02-16T00:44:20+00:00 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!

2017-02-16T00:44:24+00:00 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 [...]

What do YOU want from God?

2017-08-21T09:22:04+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Categories: Heart Issues, Perseverance, Prayer, Stress, Suffering, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Read 1 Samuel chapter 1 so that you can better follow this story. Some background to Hannah's story Hannah was in a polygamous marriage. Her husband, Elkanah, had two wives, although Hannah was his favourite. However, in a society that valued a woman’s ability to bear children almost above all else, Hannah was childless. This [...]

What about my dreams, my plans?

2016-07-28T14:25:15+00:00 January 25th, 2015|Categories: God's Plans for us, Stress, Suffering, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , |

Last year two big events stood out on our calendar. The birth of our third grandson and the marriage of our youngest son to his lovely fiancé. Scans showed that the baby was growing well and mom was healthy,  if somewhat tired and nauseous. Plans went ahead for the wedding—venue booked, perfect clothes bought and [...]

Trusting God

2016-07-25T23:31:57+00:00 November 17th, 2014|Categories: Heart Issues, Suffering, Trials, Trusting God, Waiting on God, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , , , , , , |

How easily we use these words. Calamity strikes, and we say, “Trust God”. We face a problem, and we are told, “Just trust God”. Recently I was challenged by these words: “What would trusting God look like to you in a difficult real-life situation?” Well, right now I have the difficult real-life situation. Working out [...]

Tripping over our pedestals of personal power

2016-07-20T12:19:44+00:00 May 7th, 2014|Categories: Balance, Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Contentment, Heart Issues, Relationships, Stress|Tags: , , , , , , |

I carried the baggage of my childhood around for years I grew up in a mostly normal, somewhat entertaining, occasionally bellicose, often denial-ridden Italian-American household. If your family is dysfunctional, take a number; it all goes back to Adam and Eve. Although I made a deliberate choice to follow Jesus at age fifteen, I continued [...]

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