"We can’t change anything about someone else (or what has happened), but we can choose to turn them over to God and walk forward in freedom in our own lives by forgiving." — Karen Jensen
Life isn’t always rosy. I’m sure you know what I mean! Maybe a relationship goes haywire. Maybe your finances are in trouble. Maybe you've been challenged beyond all you ever imagined, or you've suffered a terrible loss. Maybe all those things!
I’m so sorry if you’re going through hard stuff. But I’m here to encourage you today. Because stuff has happened to me too. For example, my mom died when I was 18, and my first husband died when we were just 37 and our sons were 12 and 13.
Here’s what I’ve learned:
The storms of life come to everyone. I know that doesn’t help right now, but I just want you to know that I understand – and I know the way out. Even though things don’t look great right now, there’s hope. Because it’s what you DO in the midst of everything hitting the fan that determines your outcome. If you’ll hold fast to God in the time of trouble, you can come out smelling like a rose.
I promise. Read on.
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MAY 2016 April and early May were full of ministry times, but toward the end of May we were able to spend some time in Tulsa with part of the family! Here we are at the Tulsa Balloon Festival with the world's cutest grandbaby, plus her momma, dada, Unkie, Titi and Grandma Birdie (in town from Florida). The weather was dicey, but we had a great time!
MARCH 2016 This month was our second wedding anniversary! We celebrated multiple times, but one of those times was a wonderful lunch at the beautiful Philbrook mansion in Tulsa, then a stroll through the gardens (seen here). It wasn't quite warm that day, but it was sunny and warmer than Minneapolis, and we had a great time!
FEBRUARY 2016 One of the highlights this month was attending Winter Bible Seminar/Worldwide Homecoming at Rhema in the middle of the month and getting to see so many wonderful friends who came from all over the world! This picture is with Pastor Tracey Turner from Burlington, Vermont, where I was blessed to preach last fall. It was a great week in Tulsa!
Lots of people have asked me how Bob & I met, so here’s the story:
In June 2012 I was writing Why God Why? and I “just happened” to be writing about the grief process – how there are stages to go through if you’ve suffered loss, but how no one else can dictate how fast or slow, easy or hard, you go through each stage....
We just finished your Parenting DVD series in our church. I am so grateful for this teaching! The timing was perfect for my husband and me. At the end of each session I felt more encouraged and equipped in my role as a parent. I can do this! Having the worksheets that went along with the videos will be invaluable reminders of what was taught.
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