God Made This Day For You

To all the mothers and the motherless who are hurting…today is for you. To all the mothers and the motherless who are hurting…today is for you. To all the mothers who long to talk to a child they can’t…He sees you. To all the mothers who have to be the fathers too…He sees you. ToContinue reading “God Made This Day For You”

Selfies Are Snapshots in Time

I could take a hundred selfies, but the truth is I don’t think I’ll ever see what God sees. There is no filter to see my potential. There is no angle that shows I’m forgiven. All a selfie shows me is who I am in this moment, and honestly I tend to look at myContinue reading “Selfies Are Snapshots in Time”

A Pause in the Story Sometimes Requires a New Author

15 years old and Desperate Alone Isolated Broken Depressed Worthless …and then the story changed. When I was ready to give up, God was there with open arms.  He took me in and started to write my life through a whole new lens.  He has dragged me, pushed me, guided me, and held me everyContinue reading “A Pause in the Story Sometimes Requires a New Author”

The Day the World Fell into Darkness

Betrayed Spit on Slandered Denied Abandoned Rejected Falsely accused Alone Suffering Tortured Yes God understands!  His son endured it all and he walked to his death.  He was perfection and his own people rejected him.  He was unconditional love, yet the people couldn’t see it. God became man and experienced the joys and sorrows ofContinue reading “The Day the World Fell into Darkness”

Unhappy Anniversary… Check-In With People

March 13th…365 days ago.   365 days of change, unrealized expectations, isolation, depression, loss, hurt, anger, fear, frustration. 365 days of waiting to return to normal. 365 days of hoping for a tomorrow that hasn’t happened yet. 365 days of bucking the system and not wanting to be controlled by popular opinion, social media, the government.Continue reading “Unhappy Anniversary… Check-In With People”

Victim No More

I have a confession to make, I could watch videos of cute animals all day long.  It’s not just cute animal stories that get me though, it’s the stories of abused and neglected animals who find a new life.  I don’t just want to see the resuce either I want to see the transformation.  IContinue reading “Victim No More”

Sleep Alert Little Puppy…Believers Take Notice

I have a favorite child.  He is a 5 pound ball of energy with a wagging tail.  His name is Brownie and he is my 8 year old puppy.  It is a running joke in my house that he is my favorite because he listens and always tries to make it all better when heContinue reading “Sleep Alert Little Puppy…Believers Take Notice”

Surrender to Live

A few years back I was in my classroom teaching a group of energetic 6th graders, when little did I know, my teaching would encounter a startling interruption.  The sun was shining outside and it was a beautiful day, not too hot and not too cold.  It was the perfect day to prop open theContinue reading “Surrender to Live”

Our Conversation Hearts Need to Change

When I was in elementary school I loved to get conversation hearts on Valentine’s Day.  It wasn’t so much about the flavor as the cute words printed on the candies.  They were full of fun sayings and silly greetings.  I never gave them to anyone, but they brought a smile to my face reminding meContinue reading “Our Conversation Hearts Need to Change”

You’re Wrong

I am a Christian and in my opinion you are wrong. Have I made anyone uncomfortable yet?  If I said this statement to you in person, your jaw might drop.  As you read this your shock might tempt you to unsubscribe, unfollow, and even unfriend me (both online and in person).  For my non-Christian friendsContinue reading “You’re Wrong”