photo by Emerson Peters I went to church in a funk. Everything in me was screaming. “Guilty.” I had disappointed people by failing to follow through on promises. My heart was critical of another brother who I judged to be incompetent and I was judging myself a miserable Christian, at best. The worship started but consumed … Continue reading The Red Curtain
Recently, a new friend approached me and said, "I saw sister so and so today and when I told her about you, she said, 'Oh, I know her. I see her on Facebook. But isn't she Seventh Day Adventist? She is always talking about the Sabbath being on Saturday.'" I couldn't help but chuckle. No … Continue reading Is Mary Ellen Wright a Seventh Day Adventist? Is she Jewish? People want to know.
I am so excited to announce that my book, "Surprised by His Love: Navigating the Storms of Life and Marriage With God's Love," is NOW available on Amazon. With many ups and downs in this past year of writing and having to learn all kinds of new programs to ultimately get it published, it's DONE. … Continue reading The Book is BORN!!
2011 opened with a whisper and continued on kitten’s feet through most of the year. To look, you’d think not much was happening. My journals are full of jots and tittles but few lengthy conversations. It was as if we were on pause. Still, there was a massive shift in Mike’s life. Mike had always … Continue reading Worth the Wait
The next year was full of surprises as one by one many of God’s promises became a reality. Over and over, He proved Himself faithful. We’d always had good neighbors. Each one was friendly. None of them filled their yards with junk cars or had dogs that tore up our yard or barked all … Continue reading God is True to His Word
On May 16th, our 45th wedding anniversary came and went. We were still without a home of our own. This year, 2009, was proving to be such a mix of blessings and stretching, trials and triumphs. The Matt Redman song, “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord,” became a tune on repeat that warred against … Continue reading Trials to Triumph and Everything In-Between
I almost titled this blog, "I Gained a Heart for the Nations Over a Heater Vent." Wasn't sure that title would grab as much attention. Not everyone has the heart for the nations. But, here is my story: It was nine o'clock. Mom thought I was in bed. She always seemed to be in a … Continue reading Heater Vents and Blogging — Dreams Come True