Beth’s Blog

Mistaken Identity

I have written before about a snorkeling “incident” we had in Hawaii with my husband and our two youngest kids.  They were quite young and very excited to be out in the ocean with all the brightly colored and wonderful fish.  Suddenly my husband called out…

Kite Children

As our children become older, they remind me more and more of kites!  Yes, kites…  Let me explain: Do you remember flying kites in your youth (or if you’re lucky to have remained youthful, maybe you still fly kites to this day)?  When the wind…

Under His Wings

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers!  How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me,” Jesus plaintively grieves over Jerusalem in Matthew 23:37 just…

He Holds My Hand

I am sitting on a wide, 5th-story balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Kona, Hawaii at the moment.   The scene is so beautiful.  Our resort is built at the water’s edge on the huge, ancient lava flow of an extinct volcano which looms out of the…

Room Service from God’s Kitchen

My dear, sweet husband recognized the signs recently that I was heading for an emotional meltdown after a particulary tough week with our hormonal and frustrating teenaged son.   He suggested I take the weekend and head up to our place on the lake in Big Bear…

The Word of God–a Sharp Sword

My favorite martial arts weapon is the sword…we have quite a collection of swords in my household–Samurai swords, bamboo swords, wooden swords, chinese double-sided swords, broadswords, and so on.  Each sword is designed to be used for a specific purpose and we have to train for…

Powerful Article in the Paper

I read the article below in the Inland Daily Bulletin in my town.  The writer, Cal Thomas, has an amazing grip on the situation and I wanted to reprint his article here for my own readers.  This about sums up my philosophy of life, so…

Forgive As You Have Been Forgiven

I have a friend who is writing a book on forgiveness; she asked me to think about a few things relating to forgiveness and write my thoughts. Below are my ponders which resulted from that request: What are the three obstacles things that prevent people…