Saying Goodbye

And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot. And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene. And we sailed thence, and came the next day over against Chios; and the next day we arrived at…

God’s Control Over Our Circumstances

And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together. And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being…

Meeting Day, Part 2

I waited patiently for the phone to ring again, and it did. This time a voice I had only dreamed of hearing was on the other end. “Hello, Mari, I am Evonne, and I have been searching for our daughter.” Tears of joy and fear filled both mother’s hearts. For eighteen years, Evonne had dreamed…

Meeting Day, Part 1

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” Proverbs 3:5 Our life with our daughter, Alyssa, has been a joy at every turn. She has grown into a very lovely young lady. Never did I realize what a blessing she would be when we fondly called her our…

God is Always in Control

After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome. So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a…

For Our Spiritual Good

And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat, Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law. And when Paul…

Trust During Fear

And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ. And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto…

You Need Not Worry

Figuring out the future can be frustrating, especially for a college senior: whether or not to go to grad school, what to study in grad school, what grad schools to consider, and what prerequisites do I need to take to get into the programs I’m looking at? And these are only questions considering the education…

Update During Quarantine

Good grief! All this coronavirus stuff makes me crazy! The laundry has doubled, the cooking has doubled, the cleaning has doubled. I had beautiful aspirations of finally becoming the organized woman I have always wanted to be during this thing. It has not happened. God truly has a sense of humor: I am not a…

Trust

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 The whole world has gone crazy. The media has one story. We are all stuck in one location. We are all on-line all the time. We…