Where are you? by Kendra

Week after week, I look around our sanctuary, and I don’t see people that I love.  Some of them are going to miss a week here or there because of work or other commitments.  Others, I have no idea why they are not there.  Often when I see them, I encourage them to come back. […]

Not Alone

Last year, she hated the Fourth of July.  When the fireworks started, we went inside.  This year, she enjoyed the lights and tolerated the noises while we were outside.  But when we came inside, she didn’t like it.  I (Kendra) convinced her to lay down in her bed, but she wasn’t ready for me to […]

Rescue Mission – Memorial Day

You are in a war right now. If you, like me, designate yourself as Christian, then the enemy has you in his sights. He knows your weak points, he knows your fortifications, and he’s patient. He knows the right time to strike. He also knows who your leader is, but he wants you to be […]

Where is Truth?

Sometimes, we need to tell our feelings the truth, and sometimes it is hard.  This week it has been hard.  I wish I could have slept through it. I was stressed about chemo.  I was supposed to get my blood drawn on Friday the 24th, so that I could start Friday the 3rd.  I decided […]

“Lord, I just want to be healed.”

On February 4, 2012, I (Kendra) thought I was going to die.  Without going into too much detail, I had been experiencing cramping and bleeding for hours.  I was miscarrying my third child at home.  As I was trying to change positions with the hope of being more comfortable, I realized I couldn’t see.  I […]

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 point they kept coming back […]

Scabs and Scars

  Forgiveness.You probably know the verses, same as I do. Jesus tells Peter to forgive not seven times, but seventy times seven times (Matthew 18:22). Even if someone does us wrong seven times in one day, we’re commanded to forgive them (Luke 17:3-4). We are to forgive others just as we have been forgiven of […]

Giving the Pain a Purpose

  Since Tuesday, when I release my most recent blog, several people have told me that I am strong.  When I am told this, my mouth says, “Thank you.”  My internal dialog says, “Good job faking it.”  I know that I serve the strong and powerful God, but I sure don’t feel strong.  I know […]

My Womb Cries Out

Nadirah Angail recently beautifully wrote a post, describing the pain of many women when it relates to having children.  This post focuses on the pain of three women.  The first woman mourns because she has not been able to have children.  The second woman deals with criticism because she has a large family (5 kids).  The […]

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