Before You Were Born

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous–how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.”
Psalm 139:13-16 (NLT)

Five long years of waiting to have a baby while Keith completed law school. Finally, the day came to begin trying to have a baby.

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The Promise Keeper in a World of Broken Promises

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” Hebrews 10:23 (NLT)

I practiced hard. Arms lifted high, I leaped around the house. Repeating angel thoughts and words, I twirled in the white dress, watching the silver tinsel garland on the hem sparkle. The grandest promise of my young years. In a few short days, I was going to dance across the stage with other little angels in celebration of the birth of Jesus.

I have to dance, I’m an angel,” I pleaded with my Mama.

“But you’re sick.”

“Please, please, please.”

Devastated, I felt betrayed. Yes, I was sick. Yes, Mama made the right decision. Yes, a promise that she couldn’t keep.

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7 Keys to the Eternal Diet

I’ve been on my share of diets. You, too?

Why is it that memories of what I can’t have fill my thoughts? I think of the fragrance of chocolate as I pop it into my mouth, hold it on my tongue until it melts, and slowly swallow it. Yes, I’m a chocoholic.

Cravings for what I don’t have.

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How to Be Strong in the Lord and His Might

Are you strong in the Lord during the battles of life?

Have you been in such a tight situation and you figured that there was no way to get out of it?

In those times, I’ve heard, “Buck it up, sister!” I told myself this many times when I started to have a pity party.

OK. I’m a pity party hostess. How about you?

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