A Blessing on the Door

Thank you. Thank you for all of the well wishes and prayers after my last post. It meant more to us than you can know. Somebody must have really prayed because Rhema has been able to sleep for the past few nights! We finished the EEG, she went back to school yesterday and we are waiting to discuss the results with her doctor…

A couple years ago I began writing out Scripture passages and posting them on Rhema’s bedroom door.  There was the verse about her name, and passages about Jesus healing a mute boy and another who seemed to suffer from seizures.

At that time, Brandon and I were going through a grieving process of sorts.  Our bright-eyed little girl who used to laugh and clap and say “Hi” on the phone was now distant, unreachable and painfully silent. We felt like we had somehow lost her. 

I didn’t know what Brandon thought about the verses I put up on Rhema’s door.  Maybe he thought I was losing it?

And then one day I noticed a new note had been placed at the very top of her door:


A Blessing

from your father and your Father

The Lord has plans for you, Rhema. You will one day call upon the LORD, He will hear you, and He will be able to listen to your voice as you seek Him.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you…”   Jer. 29:11-14


When she comes in, the blessing is there.

When she goes out, the blessing is there.

(In Old Testament times, fathers would often say a blessing over their children, and this was an important and valuable tradition that greatly influenced the life of the child.) 

My children are blessed with a father who loves to bless them.

He teaches them. 

He affirms them.

He champions them. 

He upholds them. 

He loves them so well, it shows.


Daddy and Hope

Your girls (all 3 of us) are grateful for your love – it is the life force of our family.  Happy Father’s Day!