Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New blog-home

I'm moving to a wordpress blog. Doesn't that sound fun? You can find me here: http://amyofwinsted.wordpress.com/

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Interesting discussion

Interesting discussion here. I chimed in. I didn't link to our website.

Anyway, it got me thinking. Why is it that no one from church asks my dad over for dinner now that my mom is gone?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I plan to post here again some time

I haven't known exactly how to process my life in the context of not having my mom around. I did had an inspiration that other day. Hopefully, I can flesh it out and post something within the next week.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Elaboration on my thoughts on the previous post

I thought I would clarify my thoughts on the quote I included in the previous post before moving on from it. Here's my take on it. I don't believe that it's sound theology to say that God would heal someone because if He didn't it could cause a lot of people to lose faith. I believe that God will do whatever brings Him most glory and accomplishes His will. That's not an easy answer either. I'll admit that. But it does explain why God may answer some prayers in the way that we would hope and others in ways that we don't much better.

I believe the poster was sincere in her faith and her statement. She's in the middle of a difficult situation. However, I would caution anyone who is giving advice to someone else in a crisis situation to be careful with statements like that. I believe with absolute certainty that God can heal and intervene in any situation. I don't know that He will choose to do so in the way that I want. That doesn't mean my faith is less strong.

Which is a stronger evidence of Christ's miraculous work in a person's life: A person miraculously healed (here on earth) of terminal cancer or wife that, though losing her husband, continues to praise God in the midst of incredible circumstances? Both scenarios are powerful and can have equal impact in increasing one's faith.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Post something

I need to post something. Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of my mom's death. I'll write more later.

I read this statement on someone's blog this morning:

And we believe with everything in us that she WILL be healed. Because we
know that God has the opportunity to show His power and love in that
And to NOT answer would be to have the chance to have people lose
faith in the
power of prayer.

The context is that their newborn baby is seriously ill. Anyway, what do you think of a statement like that?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Audrey Caroline Smith

It's been a year since Angie Smith received the news that her baby daughter wouldn't live long (if at all) after her birth. She posted a video yesterday sharing some of the final moments their family shared with Audrey Caroline before she went home to Jesus. The images and the words are powerful and a beautiful testimony.


Monday, January 5, 2009

Almost a year

I miss having Mom's hands holding the kids. Almost a year has passed.
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