Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean That You Should

2 Samuel 12:7-8 Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your keeping, and gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if that had … More Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean That You Should

Turning the Corner

As I prepare for this final day I am flooded with a world of emotions. I wonder what will come of this moment. Will I remember this day? Will it have the same significance years from now? Turning the page on another chapter in my life means more than a new beginning. It is my … More Turning the Corner

I Know Who I Am

Over the past few years I have begun to come to grips with the fact that I am the child of a parent with schizophrenia. That single fact has caused me to live in a sheltered shadow of a life that I personally put myself in. The shame of having a parent who was not … More I Know Who I Am

What are you sacrificing in your desperation?

Genesis 25:29-33 Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore his name was called Edom. But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.” And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to … More What are you sacrificing in your desperation?

Starting Over

Starting over can seem like the hardest thing someone will ever do. You stand at the base of the rubble of what was and question everything that you ever knew or thought you knew. The life that you had planned for yourself and dreamed up never seemed to take hold or maybe it did. It … More Starting Over