Have you ever had your integrity called into question and felt pressured to give the answer that was expected rather than the actual truth? Like most people, my child has been challenged in the past in telling the truth when he thinks he is going to get into trouble. (Please don’t act like you have … More Lying For the Truth
If you have been following me for a while you know that I have a passion for sharing the lessons I’ve learned by working in addictions treatment with you. Recently I was afforded the opportunity to share a story with Elation Magazine of someone who is recovered and restored from a life that seemed unmanageable … More Recovered and Restored: A Journey to Recovery
They say change is good but they didn’t say that it can be scary. I know that God has not given me the spirit of fear but sometimes the thought of change is scary. The unknown worries me and I would be lying if I said something different. As I make another transition in my … More Confession: My Future Scares the Heck Out of Me!
This past week or so I have been hearing and reading various comments on social media outlets that have been unkind without merit in most cases. I have seen a mega church’s child be attacked for the way that she shared her heart with others, a fitness mom was attacked for the way she delivered … More Deal With It
As I am strolling through peeking in on my friends on Facebook, a friend posted a piece of one of my favorite scriptures, Romans 8:28. “All things.” That is all that he posted. My fingers almost tripped over themselves as I typed my response. “That means the good and the bad…” Those words were borrowed … More The Good and the Bad Works
Driving back from an outreach site my work twin shared with me some personal things going on in her life. She asked for my advice or perspective on how to handle the situation but the question quickly changed to how could she be more like me. Unfortunately she has come to know me as a … More Distrust or Discernment: Learning to Tear the Walls Down
As a recovering perfectionist, I can honestly say that failure never felt so good. I have avoided failure or at least tried to avoid failure by not rocking the boat and doing just enough to “get by” for far too long. It wasn’t until tonight that I realized that I have been living my life … More Failing Great!
Today our church had some guests from an organization called Defy Ventures. They are an awesome organization that helps convicted felons get back on their feet through discipleship and business mentorship. They teach them how to use their skills for a greater good despite their past. Hearing their stories today reminded me of my mission … More Victory is Possible!
When I think of the above question it makes me think about the story that I heard as a little girl about a man who was in a flood. This man began to pray for God to save him from this situation. As the story is told an old man comes by to ask him … More Why Won’t God Help Me?
A few weeks ago I was taking my son to camp and was running extremely late. Wanting to make sure that I dropped him off on time and make it to work on time, I began to break…a few…traffic laws. My son would remind me of what I was doing was wrong and how much … More Do As I Say…Watch What I Do