The Battle: Part 1

Tossing. Turning. Up. Down. This was the position of my body through the night, but also my head. Awake for 3 hours while the devil wreaked havoc on my brain. For 3 solid hours he attacked my purpose. My integrity. All my regrets. He tapped into all the things that made me feel inadequate, useless, [...]

WWJD: Make time or excuses?

There is this quote I often see circulating around on the internet. It goes something like this-"People make time for what they consider a priority," or something of that nature. In essence, this is what that means: We make a priority, give our time to, and seek out what is essentially important to us. For [...]

What happened when I deleted Facebook

If you have been around for a while, or ever seen my YouTube videos, you know I deleted Facebook about 8 or so months ago. I had my various reasons why; some that had to do with my overall well-being. Regardless of those reasons, stepping away from the ever-popular app has had benefits, and has [...]

Praises in the dead of night

I hadn't been there in a while. Netflix and a young boy who wouldn't leave my bed had kept me from using the space. Until for 3 straight nights I was woken a little past 2am. Trying desperately to get rid of all the thoughts flooding my brain. 2am. Then 3am. Then, this gentle whisper: [...]

a boy and his bible

Take hold of my instructions; don't let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life.         Proverbs 4:13 "Mom! I'm ready!" This is the call from the steps, or the couch, or the bed of a little boy ready for his bedtime routine. After having lavender rubbed gently on his [...]

Along for the Climb

Tears of joy will stream down their faces, and I will lead them home with great care. They will walk beside quiet streams, and on smooth paths where they will not stumble. Jeremiah 31:9 In recent years I have become to enjoy the challenge of a good hike. It has become an aspiration among friends to [...]

His Kind of Rest

"My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." Exodus 33:14 For weeks now I have been yearning for some type of rest. For time to just be still and be with God. In His presence. Life has been busy, and at times it has been hard to snag a few minutes [...]

Lord, I Am Just Worn!

I'm tired and worn. My heart is heavy. -Tenth Avenue North I have shared before how much I may seem to thrive off this crazy ability to manage an insanely busy schedule. This is something many believe I can make look easy. Juggling the hats labeled mom, taxi driver, student, assistant, pastor, mentor, wife, and counselor, [...]