Author Archive

Speak, For Your Servant Hears

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Recently, as my husband and I drove by a local cancer and blood centre, I glanced at it, and the Holy Spirit softly whispered, "I want you to go there once a week, sit quietly, and pray for the patients." I silently asked the Holy … Read more

Scripture Memorization

Monday, April 29, 2024

Some 21 years ago now, the deadline for income tax returns to be postmarked was just a few days away. On this particular evening, my husband Marcelo decided that it would be best to drive to the post office and drop the return into the … Read more

The Power Of A Tract

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

I remember that it was a cold, rainy evening in 1975. My husband Marcelo was working swing shift, and I needed to get something from the grocery store. The rain was still pouring when I finished shopping, and as I was running to the car, … Read more

The Power Of The Resurrection

Saturday, March 30, 2024

I hadn't mentioned to my doctor that I was having rapid heart beats that were occurring unpredictably, above the range of 180 per minute and lasting up to an hour. Feelings of nausea and exhaustion followed, and I later learned that the … Read more

If Thorns Could Speak

Thursday, March 28, 2024

During quiet time with the Lord, I pictured in my mind the crown of thorns on Jesus' head, and heard in my spirit the words, "The day creation rejoiced." I began to wonder, if it were possible, how the thorns might possibly have … Read more

Tiny Shoes

Friday, March 15, 2024

One of my windows faced the main street, and I could see the foot traffic that passed by. Parents waited with their children for the school bus, and apartment residents waited for a taxi, Uber, or the city bus. A very thin young man with … Read more

The Writing On The Wall

Saturday, February 24, 2024

(KJV) I have osteoporosis, and have gone from being 4'11½" tall to 4'7". Though I am small in stature, I know that I have a big God living in me! I have often been confined to my bed when the pain in my joints and back was severe. … Read more

The Lord Sustained Me

Saturday, February 10, 2024

When I was a young child, a television newscaster reported one night that there was an intruder seen trying to break into homes in the vicinity where we lived, and he was still at large. Of course, we bolted the doors and made sure that … Read more

Comfortable Or Conformed?

Friday, January 26, 2024

For eleven years, my husband Marcelo and I had been renting an apartment in Chandler, Arizona, USA. In 2020, when it came time for us to renew our yearly lease, we were hit with some very unexpected news. In order to keep up with … Read more

Gifts From Above

Monday, January 15, 2024

In 1989, my husband Marcelo was offered an electronics engineering position, and we moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, to Arizona. During our first winter here, we chuckled when we saw people dressed in winter coats, gloves, … Read more

Light Shining In Darkness

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Being a writer, I have learned that it is vital to have a pen and a pad of paper or some sort of audio recording device readily available to save thoughts and ideas that come to mind. This is especially true at night. Very often in the … Read more

Another Way For The Wise Men

Sunday, December 17, 2023

I can still remember that wonderful morning 44 years ago when Jesus Christ saved me. What a glorious day that was! I immediately fell in love with Jesus, and the journey of His conforming me to His image began. Today, some of us may … Read more

A Patient Patient

Friday, November 24, 2023

I needed to make an appointment to have my ears checked, so I called my ear, nose, and throat doctor. The next available appointment was a month away, and I booked it. A week before the appointment, I began getting text reminders to … Read more

Jesus Cooks

Sunday, October 1, 2023

I remember how, on more than one occasion, my junior high home economics teacher told our class, "A woman spends half her life wondering who she will marry, and the other half wondering what to feed him for dinner." Whether or not the … Read more

You're Still God

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

When our oldest son passed away due to illness, I wrote the song, "You're Still God". You can click here to listen to a recording of it. You're still God in the midst of the trembling quake You're still God even when our heart breaks … Read more

The Holy Of Holies

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I was typing a message of consolation to a fellow believer on my cell phone and was just about finished, when my two-year-old great-grandson came running in, jumped on my lap, and proceeded to give me a big hug and kiss. What happened … Read more

The Flower's Beauty

Monday, July 8, 2019

My nephew has a green thumb. Flowers and plants just seem to bloom and flourish under his skillful care. His home is adorned with healthy, luscious leaves and different shapes, varieties, and colours of beautiful flowers. However, I do … Read more

The Tear's Majestic Beauty

Monday, June 24, 2019

I recently asked my two great-grandsons, "Why did God give us tears?" The three-year-old answered, "Because we're crying", and the six-year-old said, "Hmmm, I got it! Because when we're sad we can't just make a noise. We have to make a … Read more

Oh, Bless His Holy Name

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Many moons ago, I was employed as a substitute teacher at a nearby Christian daycare. The regular teacher needed to take some additional training classes, and I would be filling in the K-4 K-5 class until she returned. I asked the … Read more

His Poor Little Pitiful Lamb

Friday, May 24, 2019

As much as I love God — and believe me, I really do love Him — it seems that there are times when I feel so far from Him. Now if I'm going to honest — and that I must be — the feelings of isolation usually start with a decline in my … Read more

The Lord Is There

Sunday, May 12, 2019

If you have seen the 1983 classic, "A Christmas Story", you may remember the scene where the mother is about to take her first bite of dinner when Ralphie, her oldest son, interrupts her to ask for "More red cabbage, please." As she gets … Read more

The Hammer

Friday, April 19, 2019

As I thought about how Jesus died for my sins, I realized that He died for me — His blood is on my hands. I might as well have been there to pound the nails in His hands and feet — the hammer fits my hand! In my mind, I saw a … Read more

Excuses

Sunday, April 14, 2019

I remember a favourite saying of a friend of ours: "Lord, I'll climb the highest mountain, I'll swim the deepest sea, I'll be over next Tuesday … if it don't rain." Why is it that every good intention is so often accompanied by a … Read more

The Rose Of Sharon

Monday, March 25, 2019

"Pugh!" my husband Marcelo blurted out. I smelled it, too. It permeated our entire living room, and the bad news was that the smell got even stronger when we walked near the chair that I always sit in. I assured Marcelo that the smell … Read more

Only God And Me

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Have you ever gone through a trial when, although others may be around, you feel like "It is only God and me"? I well remember going through such a time. My husband Marcelo was asleep on the couch, where he had spent the night for the … Read more

The Silence Of Mona Lisa

Thursday, February 21, 2019

"It is her quietness that speaks so loudly." At least that is what I believe the Holy Spirit was saying to me as I studied very closely the picture of the Mona Lisa that I found in the encyclopedia. As I gazed at it, I noticed that the … Read more

Jewel's Worth

Thursday, February 7, 2019

"What, no mirror?" Pride chided Jewel. Jewel loathed mirrors! Just seeing her reflection would stir within her the haunting voices that had plagued her since childhood: "We wish you were never born." "You deserve every bad thing that … Read more

I Kept My Promise, Didn't I?

Monday, January 21, 2019

On Friday, June 14th, 2002, our grandson was born. He was premature and had many complications. He died two days later on Sunday, Father's Day. You can imagine the grief, heartache, and loss that we all faced, especially our son and … Read more

Forgetting The Past

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Hector is someone with whom we can all identify, for forgetting the past is a choice that we, too, will face. Hector kept thinking about the pastor's message that morning, entitled "Forgetting the past". Angrily, he thought, "Surely, … Read more

Christmas Mourn

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Every year, my mother would take all four of us kids to the toy store to pick out a present. If we were not naughty but nice, Santa would deliver it on Christmas Eve. We eagerly set out in different directions to look. On one such … Read more

The Birthday Party

Friday, November 16, 2018

"Please, will you ask her?" I pleaded with my older sister for the umpteenth time. Katrise lived next door. She was my older sister's best friend and was having her Sweet Sixteen birthday party in a few days. I wasn't invited; I was only … Read more

The Final Reunion

Thursday, November 1, 2018

My grandparents were wonderful people, and they had thirteen children! When I was a child, they lived within walking distance, and every day, I loved going to their house. They always found time for me and always made me feel so loved … Read more

Masks

Thursday, October 18, 2018

I'm not proud to say it, but I can identify with the apostle Paul in this statement. Before I was saved at the age of thirty, I was well acquainted with sin. But then, a prerequisite for salvation is that we must know and admit that we … Read more

 



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