Category Prayer

Heroic Love: Baby Celeste Born 22 Weeks

Meet Celeste. Her name means “Heavenly”. This was a fitting and perfect name for a child born at 22 weeks weighing one pound, one ounce. About a month ago, Corinna began experiencing contractions at 22 weeks in her pregnancy. Her husband Kemi rushed her to the hospital where doctors informed them the baby was coming. […]

Newtown, Connecticut: What can we do?

“They look like ours,” I said to my husband Doug as I was looking at the small faces pictured online of the beautiful children killed in the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut a few days ago. “They look like our kids.” My heart sank thinking of the parents sitting at home on this night longing for […]

Have You Thanked a Nurse Today?

With my eyes wide open, I laid on the ground next to my grandma’s bed in the guest room when she came for a visit at age 93 (she is now 101 years old). During her visit to Arizona (from Minnesota) she contracted a bad cough. It progressively got worse during the night and so […]

Let Us Pray!

I’m angry. I am sad. But, I am not without hope. With each week comes knowledge of more people who I either know personally or I hear about from others who are suffering in ways I cannot begin to imagine. When I hear about those who are suffering sometimes I get angry and sometimes I […]

Would You Be Convicted?

Merry Christmas! I hope it was wonderfully blessed for all of you! I was able to spend it with my whole family up at a cabin in the snow. There were 19 of us in one large place; it was wonderful. There were many moments where I paused to take mental pictures of everyone playing […]

The Thin Veil

I held my grandfather’s hand as he passed away ten years ago. He was told he had cancer and only a few months to live. Upon finding out, I wept and wept, then wiped the tears from my eyes and became proactive. About 24 years old at the time, I decided I did not want to watch […]

In the Silence We Grew

Silence.  The time we grew the most in our lives was in the comfort of our mothers’ wombs where it was silent. In that silence we grew our arms, legs, brain, heart, lungs, and soul. Maybe we can learn something from the way God chose to create and form us. Maybe the key to growing […]