Our Story, Chapter 3

Miniature Iris captured by Barry, Haiku by Bettie, springtime 2021 Of Miracles and Mysteries On the day, just a few weeks ago, when we thought my husband might be released from the hospital, I awoke with a start from two very strange dreams. Both dreams were about blood. And I thought of several dear friends … Continue reading Our Story, Chapter 3

Sharing: A Place of Quiet Prayer

AN INVITATION FROM JESUS – COME PRAY IN SIMPLE SILENCE Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31 THE WORLD IS NOISY The headlines shouted … Continue reading Sharing: A Place of Quiet Prayer

Sharing: Letters to Family And Friends

I began the morning jolted awake by one of those Emergency Warnings that your phone blares loudly. Squinting my eyes, I read the note and offered a quick prayer over those involved in that crime scene, and I tried to go back to sleep. But 5am or not, I was now awake for the day, … Continue reading Sharing: Letters to Family And Friends

Our Story, Chapter 2

As the snowstorm raged across most of this entire country, I was at home alone, wondering and praying for my husband. He was moving through heavy medical tests in snowy Chicago and meeting with specialists to discuss the results of those tests. What would they tell him? Would our lives be turned upside down yet … Continue reading Our Story, Chapter 2

Sharing: A Lenten Prayer Prompt

He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.” Colossians 2:14-15 NLT During this Lenten season, I paused again, with so many others … Continue reading Sharing: A Lenten Prayer Prompt

Sharing: Praying for the True Meaning of Love

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LOVE? My chair where I spend the bulk of my day is on the far side of the room and directly behind the chair where my husband spends the bulk of his days working at his computer. I sense his tension when the stress level rises. I try to pray … Continue reading Sharing: Praying for the True Meaning of Love

Our Story: A Ministry of Abiding, Chapter 1

Chapter 1, BettieGsRAseasons Have you ever felt the hot breath of the enemy breathing down your neck? These last few months have rocked the boat for many of us here in this world. I believe that Jesus allows the shaking in our lives to cause us to look up for His coming--to cry out for … Continue reading Our Story: A Ministry of Abiding, Chapter 1

Sharing: The Lord is my Stronghold

Psalm 27:1 Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 I was shut up in my dark room, waiting for the waves of the flare to lift. Oh, how I had tried to … Continue reading Sharing: The Lord is my Stronghold

Come, Sing It Again!

The pages of my Mother's writings were scattered throughout her room. The task seemed too daunting, struggling with the heavy emotions that choked my throat, as I tried to gather up the fragments of her life. She had gone to Heaven just days before, and I only had days in which to help my family … Continue reading Come, Sing It Again!