Category Archives: God’s plan

No Visible Support

I remember a visit from my mother’s brother when I was a small child. Uncle Don flew his small airplane all the way from his home in southern California to a small airpark near our home in central Illinois. As Uncle Don prepared his airplane to take me flying one afternoon, he went through all …

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Dirty Water

McGee Creek flowed a quarter of a mile from our bus home. My sisters and I carried water by the bucketful to supply our little homestead. The creek’s appearance changed often. Calm weather meant nearly clear water. If it rained north of us, the water would be brown with thick yellow froth. The pesticides and …

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Upside Down

Daddy jumped off the horse drawn sled before it came to a stop. “It’s a tornado,” he yelled. We unharnessed the horse, Oscar, and let him run. I could see the funnel cloud then and though it looked far away, the wind was already there. It grew stronger and whipped around me. As I leaned …

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A Plan I Didn’t Want

Many people have told me, “I don’t think I could ever live like you.” What they mean is live paralyzed, in a wheelchair. I’d heard it said, “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.”  As I began my spiritual journey, I had no thought that God’s plan for me would include …

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