Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Day of Tears

We woke up today to rainy overcast skies. It is okay, because it is a very sad day. Today, John and Maggy will go through all the emotions that accompany saying goodbye to one they love. I cannot begin to imagine the pain of losing a child. Their hearts must be so broken. So today, please pray for them, pray for all those who loved this young man. Ask God to give them comfort and peace. Ask Him to surround them with hope and love as they face this day of tears.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008


John Robert Dobbs, 18 lost his life Tuesday night when he was hit by an 18 wheeler. Please pray for John and Maggy as they grieve for their son.


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Battered and bruised and left for dead

I was talking to a young woman, a friend of mine, someone I love dearly, on the phone the other night. She was telling me about her husband and how the behaviors he is exhibiting are so counter to who she knows and who everyone else knows that he is. This is not the man she married! We talked for some time, wondering what it was that changes someone from a loving, caring husband and father, to one who walks away, abandoning not only his family but all that he once held dear. What does it take to make someone turn his back on every important relationship in his life? What causes a heart to change so?

I wish I knew the answers. This same scenario is played out every minute, probably every second in our country. A heart that is once loving and full of compassion and empathy and concern, a heart that longs to nurture and protect, a heart that overflows with love suddenly stops. No, it doesn't stop beating, it just stops loving! And each and every person that once had a place in this heart, now feels lost, like they have no place at all. And every heart that loved this one, although they still love, those feelings of love have partnered up with and entangled with feelings of hurt and anger and betrayal and fear. Each and every relationship is battered and bruised and left for dead. As the relationship fights against the impending death, the heart fights for the life of the relationship, torn between the desire to love and the desire and need for closure. And hope . . . well hope seems to be but a small, smoldering ash left to slowly burn out, gasping for the air to sustain it.

My heart hurts as I too, search for words of hope, words of encouragement. I struggle to rid my mind of anger and doubt and pray to be merciful and kind, pray to keep no record of wrong, to hope, to believe, to endure. I pray to be strong and to help those who are hurting be strong also. I speak with my friend frequently and while I try to encourage her, she always ends up encouraging me. We both believe God's word and hang our hearts on His love. As we cling to our Father, we find solace in the truth that He sees, He knows and He cares and that He, and only He, can restore life, can rebuild relationships, can make the heart beat strong and even again. He can rekindle the fire, even after there is no more flickering ash. After all------He is God!



Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Frequently our local paper runs an article that lists the "10 Best Communities". I always look and try really hard not to be surprised that none of the communities I have ever lived in are listed. They (someone, not sure who THEY are) rate the communities based on crime rates, unemployment rates, availability of housing, school scores and business opportunities. To "them" this is what makes a community a good place to be.
As most of you know, a couple of weeks ago, I was blessed to get to speak in Worland, Wyoming. And while there were some people there I knew and some I knew only through email, I felt like I was part of their community! They made me feel like I was home---with family and friends. And it was wonderful! Last weekend I was with church family and old friends in Grand Island, Nebraska, and again I felt like part of their community! And then, Sunday night we had 26 people at our house for bible study and fellowship! I almost cried as I sat and listened to my brothers and sisters in Christ sing and praise God! I cannot think of any group of people I would rather be a part of than these. What a blessing!
If I had to make a list of the "10 Best Communities" to live in, work with, be with, I would have only one--the church, the community of believers. It is in this community, that one can thrive and grow and live.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


I am currently working on a speaking engagement for this weekend. So I will not be posting---feel free to talk among yourselves until I return. :)