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Two weeks ago, my mother went to be with the Lord. We didn’t “lose” her because we know right where she is: with the multitude of saints who have gone on before. That may sound lofty, but our family believes that because she trusted in Jesus, she is in heaven right now, with Him. This is a difficult time for us who love her, but because we do not believe she is “gone”, we have hope we will see her again.

As a writer, I process feelings, decisions, and the world through words. I almost have to write everything down before I understand it. Some of you may have read the piece I wrote to make sense of my niece’s leukemia diagnosis several years ago, The Death of the Dragon. It encouraged me and seems to have encouraged others. 

So when my mother made the decision to suspend her treatment and allow the cancer to take its course, I needed to write. We spent that time talking, laughing, crying, holding hands, hugging, and generally spending time as a family. It was hard and joyful and sad and blessed and we agreed it was the best worst summer we could have ever had.

Mom had several divine encounters during her last months here and I took the liberty of using a few of her impressions and the thoughts she shared with us in this piece. Click the link below to read or download it.

Another Dragon’s Ending by Glynis Becker

I hope you find this encouraging. A reminder that our Healer is much bigger than any cancer, disease, or dragon, even if the healing comes in ways we don’t want. If you have questions about heaven, the Gospel, or Jesus, please post a question in the comments or use the contact form. I’m not an expert, but I’m happy to share and explore these questions with you!

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Join me today at the God is Love blog where I’ll talk about the Holy Spirit. I wish I could say I was any kind of expert, but I’m working through my understanding of Him. I may not know everything, except that I need a Comforter, Helper, and Advocate every day of my life, so I am so thankful He’s been given to us as believers. Please comment below or contact me using the form if you have any thoughts you’d like to share of if there is a way I can pray for you. Thank you for stopping by!

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Do you love old books? Do you love the way they feel and smell like I do? This book of prayer has been a great comfort to our family these last few months. My devotional at the God is Love blog tells a little bit about it. Join me there. And let me know if there’s something I can pray about for you. Use the comment box below or the contact form to send an email. I’d love to start a conversation!

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William Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

Sometimes life asks us to play our part from underneath the stage–in the pit. My devotional this month at the God is Love blog is about what we can learn while we’re in that pit.

Please let me know if there is a way I can pray for you or if you’d like to start a conversation. Use the comment section below or send me an email through my contact form. Have a wonderful day!

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The world is in a season of uncertainty. And in the middle of this pandemic, my family has begun to walk an unknown path ourselves. But God is already there. He is faithful. Let us always remember the promises He gives, even when we have no idea what is ahead of us. 

My devotional this month at the God is Love blog explores that idea. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Or if I can pray with you, leave me a comment or send me an email. We are on this journey together, friends!

 

 

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I was fortunate enough to grow up in a family that serves God and loves Jesus. My parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents have demonstrated faith and prayer and worship for me and many others. Now I have a chance to extend that teaching to the next generation and beyond. What will my legacy be?  How about yours?

Join me for this month’s devotional at the God Is Love blog. I’d love to hear stories of your family. Feel free to use the comment section or send me an email using the contact form

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I’m sure it comes as no surprise that our OMNISCIENT God knows all. He knows what we need before we need it. When have you seen that happen in your life? My devotion at the God is Love blog is all about that this month. Stop by and start a conversation. Or use the comments below. Or use my contact page to let me know if I can pray for you. Blessings!

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For the last few years I’ve gotten on the bandwagon of choosing a word to try and live into through the coming year. I’m not entirely sure that I’ve done a great job of it, but I love the idea of having something like a yearly “north star” to try and direct some of my energy and focus.

As I was planning out my year and my writing, I started to notice that the word “connection” kept showing up. I rolled it around in my head for awhile and I began to see how much I am craving connection in its various forms. I want to spend more time physically with the people I love, being present with them both physically and mentally and I want to more intentionally connect with Jesus. 

So, if you haven’t guess already, my word for 2020 is CONNECTION.

This is first year I’ve also chosen a verse–or in my case, a chapter–to live into as well. I chose PSALM 23. These verses speak of the deep love and connection and commitment of the Shepherd to His sheep. I want so much to be a better sheep this year 🙂

How about you? Do you choose a word? Or a verse? If you did, I’d love to hear about it and why. Leave a comment or send me an email using the contact form. Let’s connect LOL!