My Christmas Prayer

Five years ago this month, I (Kendra) started praying for healing.  It was while we were at my in-laws to celebrate Christmas that I had my first seizure, which led to a scan that found my tumor. Although I was scared, I was convinced that my God would heal me. … Continue reading

Ponderings

  “In the movies, we have the leading lady, and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, you’re a leading lady. But for some reason, you’re acting like the best friend.” “Of course! You’re supposed to be the leading lady of your own life!” Arthur and Iris from … Continue reading

When I can’t…

I (Kendra) had brain surgery in August.  Compared to the other two brain surgeries, my recovery was awesome.  I did have a hard time using some words, but it was minimal.  I praised God for His protection and my recovery. But when I stopped taking steroids, I began to realize … Continue reading

Just A Paradigm Shift

  We grow up believing certain implications of what it means to be an adult and all the “therein rights and responsibilities.” I’m currently challenging those preconceived notions, and I think I’m only recently okay with that challenge. I’ve got one on my mind specifically today. While I must admit … Continue reading

The God Who Heals

I serve the God who heals.  And after almost five years of dealing with a terminal disease, I say that now with more confidence than ever. Six years ago, I was enjoying my comfortable life — my dream life.  I was married, serving in ministry, and very hopeful about my … Continue reading

Worthless

Sin whispers, “I am easier.” Satan whispers, “No one can obey all of God’s rules.” Sin says, “Why try to do right?  You can’t be perfect. Satan says, “You failed.” Sin lies, “You will always be a failure and worthless.” Satan lies, “You can’t be used by God.” And all … Continue reading

My Reward won’t be Heaven

It is that time of the year for Judgement Houses.  Churches or other groups come together to create a walk-through gospel presentation that is intended to compete with a haunted house.  Although different groups use a different script, every Judgement House that I have seen follows the same flow.  First, … Continue reading

Isolation

  Lonely. Isolated. Depressed. How easily these words seem to go together. I’ve (Amy) spoken with some friends who are professional counselors, inquiring about how serious my depression is/could be (I found out a couple years ago that it runs in my family…which explained so much about my life). The … Continue reading