The Roever Foundation

Restoring the Wounded

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 […]

Flashlights and Focus

January 31st, 2018

I seem to collect flashlights. One in the car, one by the bed, one in the garage…OK, ten in the garage. You get the idea. I particularly like the ones that allow you to twist the outer ring around the bulb and focus the light into a more concentrated area, giving you extreme illumination on […]

“Alexa…”

January 23rd, 2018

“Alexa, turn the lights off in the living room.” “Alexa, set the thermostat to 72 degrees.” Have you seen devices that allow you to speak and they obey? Wouldn’t it be nice if they could solve all your problems?   “Alexa, heal me of cancer; mend my marriage; give me a raise; fix my broken […]

Broken Resolutions

January 17th, 2018

Did you make a new year’s resolution? Have you fallen off the wagon yet? Oh, excuse me for a moment; the dessert I promised not to order just showed up! You know the feeling. Condemnation, disappointment, failure…the list goes on. January 1st: You are determined to stay committed to your plan. January 2nd: No one […]

Merry Christmas?

December 18th, 2017

There is a war raging. It fights against everything good, everything holy, everything decent. It even fights against history. It’s as though, all of the sudden, we are all supposed to accept everything opposite of what we’ve always believed or stood for. I never thought I’d see the day the two words at the beginning […]