Blessings and Opportunities

Blessings Beloved Family! I’m sending this to both my Arise! and Promise of the Day readers, so I apologize if some of you get a double message. I’ve been in the midst of the fire for the last year, having several surgeries that have greatly limited my physical activity, but I am still writing and […]

Blessed Art Thou

Blessings, Family, For Christmas this year, I decided to share an excerpt from my book, Loved So Much It Hurts: Purpose in the Pain. This particular piece was posted on my CarePage on December 20, 2010, a year after my cancer surgery. This season, I’ve felt the story of our Savior’s birth more deeply than I […]

Why Passover?

Blessings Friends! Do you have any idea how hard it is to remove every speck of yeast from your home? As my daughter and I prepared for Passover, the mere thought of this daunting task made it very difficult to drag myself out of bed in the morning. I was literally stress paralyzed. And, yes, that is real […]

Arise!: Giving Thanks

Blessings Family, Isaiah 40:31: “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Praise The Lord! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is already upon us! And we have so much to be […]

The New Church Rising!

Not Just Covered

Blessings, Family, It has been a while since I received what I call a heavy-weight message for the church. I’ve learned that even when God seems “quiet,” He is still busy, fulfilling all the things He has shown me in the past. I’ve come to trust in His timing and praise Him for His faithfulness, […]

4th of July Report 2022

Blessings, Family, As I write this, Chuck, Gracie, and I are at the 4th of July in the Park celebration—and it’s raining cats and dogs. Seriously coming down. But we are praising God anyway. Especially, because we got all set up before the heavens opened up. Every year something new and exciting happens when we […]

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Blessings, Family! Independence Day just around the corner and we are looking forward to our sixth year of ministering to our community during our 4th of July in the Park celebration. We’ve learned over the years not to worry about who will come and what we will say. God has taught us that all that […]

Thanksgiving Blessings

Thanksgiving Blessings to you, my blessed family in Christ! Sometimes, the greatest way to remember what you have to be thankful for is to take a look behind you and see how far you’ve come and how faithful God has been in the journey. Eleven years ago, my Thanksgiving looked much different than it does […]

Halloween Prayer Vigil 2021: Follow Up

Blessings, Family, I just wanted to follow up on our Halloween Prayer Vigil 2021. I haven’t heard from any of you about whether you joined us, but I know we were in your prayers, and we appreciate that so much! We had an awesome night of praise, worship, and power prayers. The Holy Spirit was […]

A New Word From Heaven

A New Word from Heaven

Blessings, Prayer Warriors! Halloween is rapidly approaching, and our family has  been getting flack from the enemy camp since I announced our prayer vigil! Of course, there’s the usual voice of the enemy telling us, “You don’t want to stay up all night praying. You need your rest!” But, when I hear this, I remember […]