I will admit that I am a woman who struggles with aging. I have wrestled with heading toward 60 years old. I have resisted allowing my hair to become its (new) natural color, and when I look in the mirror I see a face that is no longer recognizable to me. In fact, I’m often shocked at the woman I see looking back at me in the mirror and I wonder, how did this happen? When did I become “an older woman”?Read More
This is such a mixed bag of emotions! I am rejoicing over the addition of a precious new baby into our family, and I am sorrowful as my dad is slipping away. My heart is divided as I say both “hello” and “goodbye” to people I love.Read More
God will not “lose” my dad in dementia. If it is His will that my dad lives for eternity in heaven, this disease will not prevent it from happening. I trust God and His sovereignty in this situation; I firmly believe that my dad has until his last breath to express his need for Jesus to save him. I pray it is His will.Read More
Sometimes, it is hard for us as their friends to confront them in their sin and hold them accountable, because their suffering is so raw and unending. Are we doing them a favor when we overlook their sin and make excuses for them? Maybe for a time this might be appropriate, as they each adjust to the difficulty or trial. But if this sin becomes a pattern, as it has with the examples above, then we as their Christian brothers and sisters must help them to repent and change.Read More
I’m very pleased to say that the majority of this past month has been spent completing my Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling. My goal was to have it completed prior to October, and by God’s grace, I made it!The other part of my absence has been spent on family issues, with the decline of my elderly father taking center stage.Read More
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