Grace, parenting

A Moment of Clarity

I had an epiphany Sunday morning. I stood in church, my heart overcome with a desire to worship. It felt so right, so perfect to be in God’s house, my hands lifted high. The songs were more than words on my lips; they were from the overflow of my heart. It was the first time… Continue reading A Moment of Clarity

Grace, Hope, parenting

Reflections on Single Parenting

September 1, 2017. The day is coming quickly, the day I will stand before God and pledge my love and my life to the one God has chosen for me. It’s also the day I turn in the title “single mom,” a title I have worn for well over eight years. I have to admit… Continue reading Reflections on Single Parenting

Emotional Abuse, Grace, Hope, Pain and suffering

If I Would Have Stayed

I happened across this post at http://www.giverherwings.com recently, and I understood the emotions so well. I felt as if you, my precious readers, would resonate with Megan's words. So today, I bring you a special guest post from Give Her Wings. I hope you will take a few minutes to check out their page and their… Continue reading If I Would Have Stayed

Faith, Hope, Pain and suffering, promises, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

Picking Up the Pieces

Four years ago I wrote this piece following the devastation of May 20, 2013. This week as I contemplated my post for the week, I began to reflect on this post, the true beginning of my writing ministry. I felt compelled to revisit it today. The devastation of that May day is no longer evident… Continue reading Picking Up the Pieces

Faith, Grace, Hope, parenting

The Life of a Single Parent

#Exhausted If I were to describe my life, my emotional state, over the last few months, exhausted would be the most appropriate word. With three teenagers, a new position in my company, a ministry, my days and evenings are full. I collapse into bed at the end of the day, struggling to get up the… Continue reading The Life of a Single Parent

Emotional Abuse, Faith, Grace, Hope, Pain and suffering, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

An Open Letter to Lysa TerKeurst

Dear Lysa, I read your blog Rejection, Heartache, and a Faithful God today. As I read the words, I couldn’t hold back the tears. A decade ago, the tears I cried reading your words would have been tears of anger, disappointment. I would have been upset that yet another well-known ministry couple had succumbed to… Continue reading An Open Letter to Lysa TerKeurst

Faith, Grace, Hope, Spiritual Growth, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

The Story of Our Scars

As a nurse, one of my primary duties is assessing patients. I need to know their current condition so I can catch subtle deviations, deviations that might indicate an impending deterioration. I also need to know the medical history. Previous problems can provide important clues to what is happening with a patient. I gather the… Continue reading The Story of Our Scars