The morning started like many others. Kids are up, time to get ready, shower, make breakfast, eat, clean up, and kiss daddy goodbye. It all seems so normal, so mundane, sometimes. But then this morning, in the midst of the normal, came a surreal moment that made me pause. One of the moments in a [...]
How to deal with your bitterness and bullies! A few life lessons for the new year!
As I reflect on the Christmas Season a baby is heavy on my heart and mind. There is a Faith Hill Christmas Song, "A Baby Changes Everything," and the lyrics just ring with truth. It is a truth pertaining to the birth of our savior and to EVERY mother holding her newborn babe. Over the [...]
I hear it all the time now; if it doesn't affect me I don't care how you live your life. It reminds me of the verse in the Bible, "every man did what was right in his own eyes." The problem with this thought is it's like a whale beneath the surface of the ocean. [...]
"Where is your good God now?" "I'm not religious, but will you pray for me?" "This is mother nature's wrath on climate deniers." There are so many misconceptions when "bad" things happen. Everyone wants to explain why, place blame, and throw off any responsibility for it. They also suddenly want prayer without the acknowledgement that [...]
Let's talk coffee and Jesus!
I am a sinner, not a saint. I am a woman with conviction, not uncertainty. I am a daughter of the most high king first, then wife, mother, and American. People want to redefine me, label me, shove me in a corner, and shut me up. I embarrass them they say. We carry the same [...]
Broken. Abused. Used. Where do I begin... After my last blog (view here) women have reached out to me. They've told me pieces of their stories and poured out their hearts. It wasn't something I expected, but I am thankful for their honesty. I'm thankful for their trust, and I hope I can continue to [...]
I get most of my ideas to write from life experiences, and this one was no different. My son asked me the other day what love was. "What is love?" We rarely sit and think about the answer because it is difficult to put into words sometimes. We hear, "all you need is love," "love [...]
There is a pervasive lie in our culture, especially in the Christian culture, that says, "sin is sin." The inference quite simply being that we all do it daily, all sin is equal, and it is no big deal. We tell people who have made habits of sin that we are no better because we [...]
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