Now all glory be to God,

Who by his mighty power at work within us

is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream—

infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.

— Ephesians 3:20, Living Bible


There is absolutely no better Scripture I can post right now than the one above because this is exactly what God did for me with my family this last week. And you know what? It’s all because of prayer — yours, my family’s, my friends’, and mine!

The family problems I referred to in my last Journal Jots blog were so devastating to me, that I truly wondered if we would ever get past them or if they would fracture our family forever. But as I mentioned then, God reminded me that it’s in HIS name that the desires of our heart lie, and boy oh boy, was He telling the truth!! He gave me such a peace, that I knew, that I knew, that I knew He would turn it around, even when both Keith and I couldn’t really see how.

I won’t go into details, but suffice it to say that it was one of the best weeks of my life, and I hope my kids’ lives too. So I want to thank each and every one of you who uttered a prayer on my behalf, because YOU are part of the reason my family has been restored.

Instead of rambling on, I’d like to share a video my talented son-in-law Nate put together without any of us being aware, giving you a glimpse — through the video and the amazing lyrics from the song “Amen” by Dave Barnes — just how much God blessed our weekend. Not only by arranging for a dear friend to sell us her 15-year-old boat that looks almost like brand new, but healing each of us so we could enjoy the time we spent together.

Thank you for your prayers from the bottom of my heart. God is good!!





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