The Roever Foundation

Restoring the Wounded

Are you breathing?

November 28th, 2018

“Jesus is the reason for the season.”   “Tidings of comfort and joy.”   “Oh night divine.”   Do these phrases describe your Christmas spirit? Maybe it has been stolen by the Grinch.   Now is the best time to remember you are allowed to breathe, enjoy the process, sip a cup of hot chocolate, […]

Veteran’s Day or Veterans Day

November 13th, 2018

Punctuation is so valuable. I’ve seen a T-shirt with this printed across the front: “Punctuation saves lives. Eat Grandma! Eat, Grandma!”   Thank goodness for punctuation!   It’s also amazing what a tiny mark called an apostrophe (‘) can mean in the English language. Specifically, in this case, is the utterance of the words veterans/veteran’s. […]

Totally Exhausted?

September 20th, 2018

Have you ever been tired? So tired you just wanted to cry? You find yourself emotional over things that would normally not cause a reaction at all. And then…A song reminds you of a sweet memory. A smell takes you back to a moment that touched you deeply. A scripture causes the tears to flow […]

For real?

July 25th, 2018

Heading home from Sacramento, California, after speaking for a Memorial Day event, I was still in my dress clothes, having rushed directly to the airport. When I approached the TSA agent manning the X-ray, he looked at me and said, “Take off your coat.”   Being a TSA precheck flyer, I do not have to […]

Be a Yay-Sayer!

June 27th, 2018

“There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.”  Jim Lovell  American astronaut   I can confirm the words of Jim Lovell by experience in my own life. There […]

Finders Weepers, Losers Keepers

June 13th, 2018

In this self-centered, crazy world of entitlement-demanding, lazy, “the-world-owes-me-a-living” generation of snowflakes that melt under the slightest expectation of actually earning a living by (God forbid) working for it, finding something for nothing is not always what it’s cracked up to be. Possessions at the cost of integrity; cheating to win; lying to qualify and […]

How tall is the devil?

June 5th, 2018

Throughout our lives, we are taught to believe that Satan is so powerful that he is second only to God Himself in ultimate power. Well, admittedly, he is powerful, but not THAT powerful. In fact, he is way down the line in “pay grade.” He doesn’t even cast a long shadow.   When I was […]

Wounds of War

March 21st, 2018

I am currently in Vietnam, returning to the location of my injury. Every veteran who served during wartime has memories, but not all veterans process these memories the same way. For me, I can return to the place of my near demise without opening old wounds. I am grateful for the healing that God has done […]

“Delayed”

February 20th, 2018

Delayed. As I travel through airports across the world, this is a word I often see. Even today, as this e-mail is being written, I experienced this frustrating word. I do not enjoy it. As my phone dings with yet another “delayed” notification, I never find myself responding, “Yippee! I’m so excited to sit here […]

Let it snow, let it snow!!

February 13th, 2018

I am in Colorado and it has been snowing. There is nothing like a fresh snowfall. Everything is pristine and clean. All the dirty things are blanketed with a perfect covering…until it melts. Once it melts, all the ugliness is revealed. Mud holes appear. Cars are covered in road grime. Every piece of trash dumped […]