A Beginning, An Ending, and Another Beginning – Our Adoption Story

June 5th, 2020. Today, had he lived, Russell would have been 38 years old. The day was June 5th, 1982; we had a new baby, a new member of the Simon family; a new beginning. I delivered our third son early on a bright, sunny Saturday morning. The “Smurfs” cartoon was playing on television, it […]

God’s Provision

Today I read a devotion by Lysa Terkeurst and realized something about myself; something that wasn’t pretty. I don’t always want what God provides. I want more, or something different, or I just don’t like what He chooses to provide at all. Yahweh-Yireh (Jehovah Jireh), is the name of God meaning “God will provide.” I […]

Onxy Taught Me a Spiritual Lesson Without Really Trying!

Last night before going to bed, I sat for a few minutes with Onyx, our black lab. She loves, loves, loves to sit next to me and most of the time she is as still as can be. However, it rained really hard off and on yesterday and she hates storms. All of a sudden […]