My dad has Covid – 5 things God is showing me # 5 – Don’t wait to say what needs to be said

I finished my last post with this challenge: “Life is short, live with that truth in mind”.  If you have been reading my posts you know that I went through a time in my life where I didn’t want anything to do with God or the church.  I have been thinking about my dad aContinue reading “My dad has Covid – 5 things God is showing me # 5 – Don’t wait to say what needs to be said”

# 3 – Humility leads us to connect with other’s grief.

I think one of the most important prayers we can pray, especially with all that’s going on is this, God want are you trying to show us and leads us to in this time? I recently heard the story of a young couple who moved into a new house. The young wife came downstairs theContinue reading “# 3 – Humility leads us to connect with other’s grief.”

A Christian’s response to racism in the church – # 2 – I growingly realize how my racial experiences or lack of experiences shape my convictions and perceptions

I have to be honest with that reality in order to really listen to others who have had very different experiences. I don’t want to minimize racial issues in the church just because I’ve only seen a few examples. I love and appreciate my friends but to all who are quoting the numbers of African-American’sContinue reading “A Christian’s response to racism in the church – # 2 – I growingly realize how my racial experiences or lack of experiences shape my convictions and perceptions”

My dad has Covid – 5 things God is showing me – # 4 – Life is short – Life is a gift

My dad continues to slowly recover from the coronavirus. He has now been allowed to return to the nursing home he’s been living in for the last few years. Amazing! Some who have recovered from Covid, who are about the same age as my dad, have taken 6-8 weeks to recover. Thanks for all who’veContinue reading “My dad has Covid – 5 things God is showing me – # 4 – Life is short – Life is a gift”

Stories that impacted me: “Try not to worry but dad’s had a heart attack”

When someone says “don’t worry”…. What do you do?  I remember a few years ago I was sitting at my desk working and a close family member called me. I love this family member very much but their words stopped me in my steps that day: They said “Don’t worry, but dad’s in the hospital,Continue reading “Stories that impacted me: “Try not to worry but dad’s had a heart attack””

Birds on a beach in Florida

Our family loves the beach. There is just something about the ocean that speaks vacation, rest and time with the family for me. As a child growing up in England, we vacationed in an amazing, beautiful place called Cornwall. (Insert pic of Sennon) The surf, the smell, the beach and the time away with myContinue reading “Birds on a beach in Florida”

More peace than the mountains can offer

I continue to think a lot about peace – Love this verse: Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.Continue reading “More peace than the mountains can offer”

When despair seems reasonable

Worry seems so natural for me. Do you resonate with that? It seems like worry is a bucket and no matter what’s going on, that bucket is always full. I have learned my propensity to worry is just part of who I am but God has done so much in my life to free meContinue reading “When despair seems reasonable”