Thrown to the Lions

All right, I admit it. I wasn’t really thrown into the den of lions a la Daniel in the Old Testament. Sure felt like it, though. The aloneness, the anxiety, the fatigue all conspired to ask me if I had done something to make God turn His back. And I know, though it may have…

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Whew!

Hello, friends. After a year of serious turmoil (more on that later), I am finally coming back to the blog. Back to my roots, you might say. Fifteen months ago, I sustained a serious concussion in a car accident where the other driver ran a red light. My 89 year old mom was in the…

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Is God Really in Control of It All?

How can God possibly not be in control? Think about the kings of old. They were in charge of the country, but not in control of every one of their subjects. They had the authority (by rule) and they delegated that authority to officers of the kingdom. Those could be directly under the king (like…

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Hey, Who’s in Charge Here?

Talk about a concept being misunderstood and then misused! People are always quoting the scripture about all things working together for good. But they stop too soon. The verse (Romans 8:28) continues on to specify . . . for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purposes. It does…

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Faith or Fatalism?

If the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise . . .                God willing. . .                            Lord, if it’s Your Will . . .   Have you ever prayed for God’s will to be…

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

When I took early retirement, I had a plan in mind. That plan was to help people through Biblical counseling, and to write. Well, here it is! My first novel, “Dark Heritage” is officially released to the public! It is the first of a trilogy named “From the Darkness”.  Interested in reading a blurb? Diana…

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A Dangerous Woman

One of my absolute fave bumper stickers reads something like this: I want to be this kind of woman: When she gets up in the morning, Satan says, “Oh, crap. She’s awake!” Does this thought stir something in you? And just what does it stir: excitement, anger, fear, encouragement? It’s always given me mixed emotions…

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Does God Give Up?

Boy, just when you think you’ve gotten through all the junk from your past, something else smacks you in the face! Why? Six years after finishing a long, long round of counseling and emotional healing, I figured I was all fixed. Sure, I had a few rough areas left–who doesn’t–but surely those would take care…

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Transfixed by His Gaze

  I know what Stephen felt when he looked into heaven (Acts 7:55-56).   This is what happened to me during a counseling session:

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Has Jesus Won Your Heart?

I love songs that talk about the love of Jesus. I didn’t used to. Never really understood it. And I certainly couldn’t relate to those emotional women who waxed poetic about Jesus. What was up with that? You see, when I was very young, a cult tried to make me hate and fear Jesus. I…

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