He is still working through you

A couple years ago I was on fire. Passionate. I was pretty certain that God had placed a specific calling on my heart. I knew I had heard him, remember the events. The time. The place. Who was around. What He said to me. I had a plan and a purpose. A focus. A desire. [...]

You can have the world. I choose…

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? Matthew 16:26 Fame. Fortune. Fun. Doing whatever you want, whenever you want. This is the message the world provides. Do this and you will be popular. Be like them and you will be [...]

What now, God?

God has taken me on many journeys. He has taken me on one LONG journey as I navigate becoming a licensed mental health provider, advocate for the mental health needs of my clients, all while trying to meet the needs of myself, and those that live in my home. There are few who get it. [...]

If you knew me then…

"Do not call to mind the former things; pay no attention to the things of old." Isaiah 43:18 Small towns are known for many things. Special places to dine. To gather. Lots of people who know you. Your family. Your past. People who remember your past. The good. The bad. The ugly. We all come [...]

Are we really that different?

So many differences among us. If you turn on any news outlet. Scroll through any social media commentary (which I just don’t do anymore), you will note that it seems the world is at odds. No one seems to agree on anything. Relationships are in shambles if you really dig down deep underneath the surface. [...]

Just buy the coffee

There are days I wonder if anyone cares to notice. Cares to notice that there is a world past the one they live in. Cares that the person in front of them with the plastered on smile. With that “fake face” on, as I call it, is really just dying to go home and pretend [...]

Leaving the shame behind

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 We had started over. My husband and I that is, in many ways. But in this case, what I am talking about is a devotional we had started afresh. The devotion to intentionally read. One I mentioned a while back [...]

So what if I am beautiful?

Can you begin to hate a word? Like cringe every time you see it or hear it? Has that ever happened to you? Because it had happened to me. See, I had begun to hate a word. I hated what this word had come to define in culture. What the world had taught women about [...]

Staying truly connected

One of the things we all crave is connection. We are all looking for someone with whom we can feel we can share our lives. Our secrets. Our dreams. Our hearts. We want connection.  Connection also requires vulnerability. Vulnerability requires us to bear all. Bearing all causes hurt. When we become hurt, we retreat, and [...]