Monthly Archives: August 2011

Month: August 2011 Abandoning Convictions

Time was when people could hold to some basic principles or live by personal convictions — decisions that may or may not be or may not’ve been popular — and yet they could sort of remain unspoken or undeclared.  Publicly, anyway.  Time was when people could hold to convictions and only a small circle of community would’ve been aware of the person’s or couple’s personal convictions.  Now… not so. With the advent of email, internet chat-rooms and bulletin boards in the 90’s… e-groups list mail and then the explosion of “social media” such “personal convictions” become public declarations.  Write an article about it or write a book about it and, well, there’s the personal conviction in black and white for the whole world to read.  And comment on. Not lost on me is the fact that our personal convictions can, in many ways, be seen and read of all men.  continue reading

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Month: August 2011 My first “webinar”

I had the privilege to present a session of Jennifer’s Morning Motivation webinar this morning.  — and what a fun time it was for me!  I hear the “Go to Meeting” commercials on the radio and the process has sounded great, but I’ve never “attended” an online meeting or webinar before!  So, I’m really glad I got to do it today!  I have sooo missed sharing messages or teachings at meetings and retreats and so to have had this opportunity today was a real blessing for me. I’m always thinking of things I’d like to share with sisters… things the Lord is teaching me, things I’m reading in the Bible, things I’m learning from experiences and observations about marriage and motherhood. This is by no means a complaint,  but I must say, though it was a wonderful experience this morning… the one element I missed was the interaction with others continue reading

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Month: August 2011 One year ago…

Though in many ways it seems longer, it was a year ago today that the Lord gave us a great gift in the form of a miracle.  We know it was by the grace of God that Timothy, who was deathly sick with cerebral malaria, awoke from a coma. Our family had been at the Oregon Coast for a family reunion; Timothy had just returned from Ghana, West Africa.  He was sick and getting worse by the day. After several days and medication for what was thought to be Typhoid, his condition was grave, he was so thin and frail; hardly responsive at that point: we knew Timothy needed to get to a hospital right away.  Clearly, the medication he was taking was not addressing his sickness.  It was there after some initial treatment and many liters of fluids that Timothy was slipping into a coma and the doc in continue reading

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