I could almost feel him approaching our door. Hideous to behold, with ill intent in each step. Just in time to rob the joy season that was fast approaching, of its beauty. That greedy monster named Entitlement - how quickly he can exchange our contentment for a never-content-without-more attitude. I've so often wrestled with his… Continue reading The Monster at our Door
Recently, I crossed paths with a high school friend. It had easily been 10 years since we had seen each other. After only a few moments of conversation, it was obvious that her path has been filled with great pain. Over 14 years of intense medical issues, still no clear answers in sight. A trip… Continue reading You Are Worth More
On the drive home from school this week, the kids and I met homelessness... twice. He was dressed in torn clothes, elderly and walking with a limp and a severe curvature in his spine. The cardboard sign around his bearded neck simply read: Homeless. Hungry. Anything would help. Thank you! He was standing beside the… Continue reading Why is he homeless, Mommy?
If your family calendar looks anything like most, those undersized numbered squares are bursting at the seams with music lessons, sports practice, school events and church commitments. As parents we wonder when our family life spun into such chaos. Can we reclaim an atmosphere of calmness and peace within these four walls? How do… Continue reading Raising Praying Kids in a Crazy World
The challenge is paramount, but the results inspiring. A life made up of billions of crucial moments, summed up in only 6 poignant words. The intent is to share more clearly, more deeply the journey path that has been well worn. With this soul laid bare, consider the impact life words can make on a… Continue reading Life in 6 Words
It's one man's story of intense grief and loss of all hope. His journey towards a miraculous healing, and freedom from life-strangling addiction. All culminating into a beautiful love story, marked by grace, forgiveness and a fresh new start. Meet Jeremy. I call him my "Miracle Man". There's no real reason that he should be alive… Continue reading Miracle Man
There are secrets we all keep hidden well. Masks we wear to look the part, to disguise the mess of a soul buried deep. All in an effort to be known as the woman who has it all together, the man with fearless courage and strength. What if they truly knew the real me? What… Continue reading Taking off the Mask
Over a cup of tea with a teen that I deeply respect, the familiar conversation came up. How can I hear the voice of God? What is His will for my life? We dialogued for a long time and her questions made me wonder if others are eager for similar conversation. Just to be clear from… Continue reading How to Hear the Voice of God
Words. Life-infusing, heart-altering sounds exhaled. They have the power to change who we are, and who we will become in our lives. Spoken with love and grace, words can drive us towards amazing heights; spoken in haste and hostility, and they can ruin us. Words carry immense weight and power, yet are like the wind.… Continue reading Words that change everything!
Laundry piled up higher than a Dairy Queen ice cream sundae, dishes still waiting to be done, little hands pulling on my pant leg for one more story, hubby eager for some "us time". It's in those weeks where it feels there's not quite enough of me to go around. This nagging question starts to… Continue reading A Piece of Pie for Everyone