A Light to My Path



Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105

I know how important it is to be in the Word of God, and even more so during a time of deep suffering, but I’m finding it hard to focus chapter by chapter. So I set a task for myself.

Friends (many of you) have sent cards and emails that include verses to encourage us.

Raised to Live a New Life

Sunshine baptism

For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. Romans 6:4

Last night Sunshine and Eby were baptized. I love baptisms; they make me cry as much as weddings. To see people publicly commit their lives to Jesus is incredible; to see my own children be baptized, well that just pretty much brings me to my knees. This was the first baptism in our new church building, and the place was packed; thirty-seven people were baptized.

Risk is Right

About a month ago, we were hit with something very hard that deeply shook us. I cried and prayed, held on to Russ, made calls, and sometimes I just curled up on my bed hoping it would go away. Then early one morning I saw this small book on my desk. I received a copy of Risk is Right: Better to Lose Your Life Than to Waste It at the Spokane Orphan Summit and so far it had managed to make it into the long queue of “books I own and want to read some day.”

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Just How Patient is Our Love?

Many of us are familiar with the popular verses written about love in 1 Corinthians 13. We read that,

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends…

These verses are loaded with meaning, so much so that  I’m stuck on the first three words, “Love is patient.” In the past, I thought about being patient for a period of time – a day, a week, or maybe a month? But the Lord showed me something last winter that I have been thinking about ever since.

I Would Never Come to the End

O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.  Psalm 40:5

 #961 – 1,000 giving thanks

healing that only comes from God

the comfort of His love and the knowledge that we are walking the path He has placed before us

Russ by my side for every flight, every day, every appointment