Healing & Wholeness

Love Opens Our Heart

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Can You Tell Me?, Healing & Wholeness | 0 comments

Love Opens Our Heart

Love is key in creating a life-giving atmosphere in our homes and churches. Love is a powerful force that can open closed hearts. The Bible tells us that ultimately love is all important; it is everything. Yet we continue to have a poverty of love in our nation, our homes, churches, and institutions. I have seen my own poverty too. I did not know how to love, how to take in love, or how to give love. During the years of my son’s illness I learned to know something about love—the love of others and the love of God. As I walked into church one Sunday a woman came up to me and said, “I...

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Go To Jesus for Healing

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Can You Tell Me?, Healing & Wholeness | 1 comment

Go To Jesus for Healing

After beginning our spiritual journey, we were learning to go to Jesus in every situation—fishing, parking, shopping, moving, buy a house, painful moments, longings. God seemed to meet us every time. Here are four of our experiences with a living God. The wild Ferris wheel ride One day, my husband, Jerry, shared how he felt anxiety whenever the airplane he was flying in lurched in turbulent air. We took this anxiety to Jesus, asking Him why this was happening—especially because Jerry loved flying. Immediately a picture came to mind: He and his little brother were riding on a Ferris wheel....

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Faith, Mile By Mile

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Healing & Wholeness | 0 comments

Faith, Mile By Mile

The pain was excruciating, I couldn’t sit long. On our home-buying flight to Boston, I had to lie on the floor of the airplane. Now in the doctor’s office I heard, “There is nothing I can do for you. Your pain is probably caused by deep varicose veins. I am sorry, but the only thing I can give you is a prescription for pain medicine. You will have to live on them for the rest of your life.” Turning down the prescription, I made a decision: I will look to God for healing. I read books about healing and studied the Scriptures on the subject. The Bible says, Is anyone among you sick? Let him...

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No More Migraines!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Can You Tell Me?, Healing & Wholeness | 0 comments

No More Migraines!

We had been  sightseeing along the southern California coast and had just stopped at a motel for the night. After being in the car much of the day, our three restless sons had quickly changed into their swim suits and were about to jump into the swimming pool.  “Mom, I don’t feel good; my head hurts,” my ten year old said. Looking at his pale face, I immediately knew what his problem was: a migraine. He’d struggled with debilitating migraines from the time he was four—they were the kind that didn’t let up until he heaved his guts out. Afterwards, he’d fall asleep for hours. Since our recent...

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My Legacy of Fear

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Can You Tell Me?, Healing & Wholeness | 2 comments

My Legacy of Fear

In our house on Evanston Ave, in  Muskegon, Michigan, where I was born, the oldest of six children, in 1939, we grew up to the sounds of silence — no stereo, no television, no laughter, not even a chiming clock — except for the milkman’s clatter in the wee hours. The world felt quiet back then…, real quiet, as fierce battles raged across the fields of Europe. My world is a fearful place In the evenings, my folks turned their ears to the wooden RCA radio enthroned on the red and chrome kitchen table, listening to the voice of Edward R. Murrow for breaking news from the front — for news about...

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Turn Up the Light

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Healing & Wholeness, Winning the Battle | 3 comments

Turn Up the Light

In my first blogs I shared some God-moments that I’ve witnessed in people’s faces. As soon as faith entered their hearts, a light turned on somewhere inside them. I could see it shining in their eyes. Light and darkness are two powerful spiritual forces operating right within us and in the world around us—however, we are ignorant of them. Our spiritual growth involves first learning to recognize the difference between them, and then choosing to turn to the light and walk in it. Here are definitions that might help you: Darkness refers to shade or a shadow; gloom; shrouding like a cloud;...

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