Monday, October 17, 2016

My New Release


My new book just released. Yay! Read the back cover here:

Where was God?


Didn't He see them in the middle of a foreign country with no help?

Frustrated and exhausted, Peggy walked the mission property early mornings to slip away temporarily from her caregiver duties and meet with the Savior. Her husband suffered from a bout with shingles that left him in constant pain with no relief––not even with morphine. Months turned into years. Countless doctors tried their best but with no success. 

Where was God? Didn’t He see them in the middle of a foreign country with no help? Hadn’t they given their lives to serve as missionaries and trusted Him for their health? She wept as she sat near a flowerbed filled with daisies. 

Just then, the buzz of bees drew her attention. They danced peacefully from flower to flower doing the job God created them to do, even as a storm approached. She noticed a pattern. If bees could be joyful and peaceful in all circumstances, surely she could find a way. 

Through the thirty-one devotions, this book examines what Peggy learned about God’s intricate creation of the honeybee and how it speaks direction into our need for living peaceful, productive lives while overcoming stress and achieving joy. God is faithful always, and His creation magnifies His majesty if we take time to seek Him in everyday situations––even through the honeybee. 

Dancing Like Bees is available in Paperback and on Kindle at: http://amzn.to/2e55w5A

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Wings and Wires

 We're wireless here in our ministry. A few years ago, our son upgraded our computer technology, and we entered into the wireless 21st century. It's all dandy––until there's a problem. We'd rather be held up by the wires. Our wires could be our jobs, our spouse, our savings or our health. But, what happens when we lose those things?

I'll admit, I sometimes freak out when a problem seems insurmountable. When the wires are pulled out from under me, I get scared. My wings flutter and fail. In the last few years, I faced being a caregiver to the guy who has taken care of me for many years––my high school sweetheart and husband––now my "Golden Age" sweetheart.

I knew this illness wasn't fatal, and time could heal––but how long would it take? It's been four years since the onset of Shingles that left my soul-mate with a damaged nerve and frequent pain. He's had extreme treatments and even surgery. Although he's improved, he still has bouts of pain and may need another surgery. It's difficult to see the ones you love suffer, and even more difficult for them. Isaiah 41:13 says, "For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear: I will help you." A promise from God––He will help us through anything we face. 

It's a bit scary not having the wires under me, but it is also comforting to know I don't need to depend on the wires––doctors, surgeries or medication. I need only to depend on the One who is the Wire. He is the Great Physician.

What wires hold you up? Are you freaking out today? You can be wireless because The Wire holds your right hand and helps you!

Rest your wings!