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”

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”

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”

What If Lightning Strikes?

The thought of being struck by lightning is enough for us to pay attention and take precautions to avoid the lightning strike.  People typically don’t go outside in a lightning storm.  People also don’t go swimming when lightning is in the area.  These precautions make sense, but once we take every precaution we can, weContinue reading “What If Lightning Strikes?”

Basking in the Sun of the Sabbath

    Picture this.  Eyes closed, laying on the cool sand, while the waves sweep gently in and out on the shore in the distance.  The day is warm, not hot, and there is a cool breeze that gently brushes across your face, balancing the feel of the sun as it soaks you to your core. Continue reading “Basking in the Sun of the Sabbath”

The Sun Chasing Sunflower and the Light of the Lord

The Lord created mysteries all around us that the scientific world tries to label and explain, but for all their insight and speculation there aren’t clear answers.  One of these mysteries is the sun chasing sunflower. From a young age, these flowers face east and follow the sun across the sky to the west.  Remarkably,Continue reading “The Sun Chasing Sunflower and the Light of the Lord”

Singing in (and After) the Rain: Cancer…yes or no?

About a month ago I went to a doctor’s appointment and found out I had an 8x6cm solid ovarian mass.  The doctor informed me that given my age, and other factors it was a strong possibility that this could be cancer.  I can now say with confidence I understand the season of waiting for theContinue reading “Singing in (and After) the Rain: Cancer…yes or no?”

A Car Ride with God

I have very active kids at home and one of my standing jobs has become a taxi service. I drive kids to school, sports, church, and a multitude of other events that spring up as we do daily life. These car rides are where a lot of life happens for our family. There are arguments,Continue reading “A Car Ride with God”