Friday, May 24, 2013
I recently received a message from a sweet woman who heard me speak at a Time Out For Women event. After describing some heart problems I was having, I talked about the different conditions we experience while on the path of discipleship. I wanted to share her story. I love how she refers to Christ as a “specialist” who can and did heal her broken heart. “I too have dealt with a heart that likes to race. Sometimes for no reason. Like when I am asleep. Although one morning it started racing after doing a strenuous exercise routine. I am not sure how high it was, but it wouldn't stop. By the time my husband arrived from work and the EMT's got to our house and hooked me up it was 220. And it just kept going and going. They asked me to bear down but that didn't help. So they loaded me into the ambulance and while going to the hospital, they gave me the med that stopped and started my heart. Although, they didn't tell me that that is what they were doing. They just told me that I would feel funny for a minute. And I did. It felt like I was being tipped upside down and all the blood was rushing to my head. Then I was fine. My heart rate started slowing down and soon it was back to it's normal range. Well soon a heart ablation was scheduled and wow. Not an easy thing to go through is it? But my heart no longer races and it has been almost a year and a half since my procedure and I am back to doing my strenuous workouts without any worries of a racing heart. I know that Heavenly Father was with me the whole time healing my "broken heart" Well a few months after that I went through a really rough experience where I was shunned and betrayed by one who I considered to be my best friend. I was devastated and hurt deeply. My heart literally "broke". But thank goodness I knew just where to turn. And I sought my Savior, the One Specialist who could heal my heart and make it stronger than ever. And through time I have gained a New heart that is stronger and better than ever. And I have developed a friendship with the One who will never betray or shun me.” Thank you, Marilee, for offering evidence of the power of Christ to heal.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
I'm not dead, but I did come close. In January, I had a brain surgery to remove an abscess, and had a rough couple of months. But, I'm coming back to life! I recently spoke at Two Time Out For Women events and loved being among such great people again. I went to Idaho Falls and to Alberta Canada. In case you missed these events, here's an article about the Canada Time Out. http://www.westwindweekly.com/news/local-news/1281.html
Friday, December 14, 2012
This morning, I heard about the terrible shootings in Connecticut of so many children in kindergarten, and was immediately shocked and saddened. So far, there are 26 confirmed dead. What an awful tragedy. My heart aches for the families of those who have been shot, and for the family of the shooter. I hurt also for those who survived, for their road ahead will be difficult. I’m sure that many people will cry out in anger that there must not be a God, or something like this would not happen. Or, some will question why God didn’t stop it from happening. I do not know why this devastating thing occurred, but I do know there is a God. I know he loves his children. He loves those who were shot and their families. He loves the shooter and his family. He loves us so much that he allows each of his children the right to choose, whether it’s good or bad. Sadly, this man chose to use his freedom to end lives and devastate others. It is very easy to grow bitter, angry, and fearful about our world and the people in it. It is definitely a challenge to hold on to hope. It is hard to keep going when so many tragic things happen every day all around us. Mine is a voice of encouragement, a voice saying, “Don’t give up hope!”. Instead of turning away from God when things are horrible, turn toward him. He will calm. He will send peace. He will provide justice. I love the promise Christ gives to those who follow and believe him, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33). He has overcome all that is hurtful, all that is not right. He suffered all the pain we now suffer, and will help each of us through it. There is still reason to rejoice! There is still good in the world! Hope is not gone, but is available through Jesus Christ.
Monday, September 17, 2012
I have started a podcast with a friend and would love you to check it out. It is entitled "Real Life with Kris and Tiina". You can go to my website and follow the link to it, or subscribe through Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kris-belcher-podcasts/id562168809. My website is: krisbelcher.com. Spread the word!
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, just had an extremely difficult time recovering from this staph infection. It’s amazing how small bacteria can cause such tremendous pain. I have spent a lot of time weeping in pain, and wondering if it would ever end. Fortunately, I have received needed strength from Heavenly Father to endure, and tons of help from family and friends. The pain has dramatically decreased; however, I’m not going to say it has been easy. Quite the contrary. It’s been horrible. I was so excited to be able to speak this weekend at my first Time Out For Women event of the year. I was grateful I was healthy enough to make the trip. Of course, I owe tons of thanks to my friend Hilary Weeks for pushing me around in a wheel chair all weekend. She’s probably now so exhausted that she needs a wheel chair. I am constantly amazed at the things we have to go through in this mortal life. At times, there seems no human way to endure the trials. I guess that’s the point. In order to make it through, we need more than human power. We need heavenly power. It’s the enabling power and strength from heaven that sees me through the pain, the heartache, the difficulties of life. I’m grateful for those tender mercies. I’ve certainly needed them these past few months.