For the past eight weeks I have been a part of an online Bible study with Proverbs 31 Ministries where we have used A Confident Heart by Renee Swope. Each week there was a challenge to blog about the things that we were experiencing and learning as a result of the study. With the exception … More I Have to Remember: Video Blog in the Raw
This past summer my local train tracks were getting an overhaul. There were complaints and supporters on both sides of the temporary closures. Neither side really mattered because the construction was necessary. According to those who cared for the tracks no major work had been done to it since it was first installed. The tracks … More Discovering the True Me
Women, we can be a fickle bunch. If someone hurts our feelings we can hold on to it way past the expiration date. I have been guilty of this so many times I don’t even want to count. Admittedly, I have a lot of baggage regarding hurt feelings but it does not justify holding on … More Learning to Love His Way
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
1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Before David was anointed to be king … More Hidden in the Shadows: It’s Nice to Be Seen
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!
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
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?