He Loves Me

“He really loves you, you know.” I had bumped into a friend in the hallway at church after Bible study.  She is attending a seminar class in the evenings with my husband, and made this off-handed comment as we were swapping “Matt stories.” “He really loves you, you know.” It made me catch my breath.  … [Read more…]

My Father’s Opus

Today was my final Bible study session on the life of Paul.  Ephesians 2:8-10 was the text for the video session.  I heard  something I had never heard before – or perhaps had heard and forgotten. Eph. 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we … [Read more…]

Ending the Drought

Isaiah 44:3  For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. 4  They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams. What a refreshing promise for us during this time of drought!  … [Read more…]

Gut Reaction

I was reading in Isaiah 37-38 today and two events really struck me: Isaiah 37:14 Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.15 And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord… and Isaiah 38:1 In those days Hezekiah became … [Read more…]

Back to School!

Today is a very special day for children all over the area.  For many of them, it is the day they will return to school for another year of learning, mental stimulation, and social development.  For others, it represents those first steps into the world of academia, the beginning of their educational journey.  For some, … [Read more…]

The Silence of God

Are You there, God?  It’s me…no, not Margaret.  It’s not *that* kind of post.  And anyway, that book’s already been written. I ask that because…well…sometimes it seems as though You’re not.  When Matt had cancer, I almost felt Your arms carrying me through the difficult days.  There were times I could tangibly sense Your presence … [Read more…]

Undeserving

God meets me in the strangest places these days.  I’ve already shared how God met me in Target and while visiting The Big Guy.  This morning, He met me in my kitchen, over a plate of Eggo mini-pancakes, Zippy Zoo vitamins, and a plastic Ikea cup of orange juice. He met me in the tear-filled … [Read more…]

I Found God…at Target

We had the coolest experience today.  I don’t know if you realize this, but God shops at TARGET!  I know, because He met us in the checkout line this afternoon. It was one of those typical Saturdays…dance classes, haircuts, errands, housework.  All the exciting stuff that grown-up people get to spend their weekends doing.  And … [Read more…]

Slain by Giants

I do believe pigs have flown.  Hell has frozen over.  And, unfortunately for the Rangers, the fat lady has sung her final notes. For you see, for the first time in franchise history, the Rangers have made it to the WORLD SERIES!  And in a proud moment for the Edwards family, I was the first … [Read more…]

Tricks and Treats

Halloween is a very unusual night.  You never know who you’ll meet roaming the dark streets and lurking around the pond. It might be a treat, for you may find along your path a beautiful princess: graceful and demure in all she does… Or perhaps you’ll come face-to-face with an all star slugger… ready to … [Read more…]