We made our annual trek to Chick-Fil-A for Cow Appreciation Day, but the drive home was a little more than we bargained for...
I see redemption so clearly in so many ways. I see God’s hand carrying us through such painful days to bring healing. I see the God who loves us so well reflected in every smile, in every face.
But when I truly reached that place where Jesus was all I had, I found He was more than enough.
One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. Matthew 6:12 The mountaintop. Have you ever thought about how many things happened on the mountaintop in the scriptures? Moses received the ten commandments on a mountaintop. Abraham took Isaac to the mountaintop to offer him… Continue reading Changed On the Mountaintop
We are nearly ten months into this whole blended family thing. Ten months. Sometimes it feels more like ten years. Marriage is hard. Second marriages are harder. Blending two families into one peaceful, cohesive whole is incredibly hard. Add a lifetime of painful circumstances hitting you in less than ten months, and it could be… Continue reading Lessons From the Blender
I wrote this article a couple years ago. It has come to my mind repeatedly today as I have been debating how the church (particularly the Southern Baptist Church) deals with abuse in marriage. Unfortunately, many want to continue to turn a blind eye to the abuse and destruction that is so prevalent. Many fail… Continue reading Behind Closed Doors
My son is a graduating. Yes, my son is a senior in high school, and he graduates in just over a month. I’m not sure this reality has even hit me yet. Our year has been so busy and crazy and chaotic—between adjusting to marriage and blending two families and fighting for my step-daughter and… Continue reading Circling My Son
After walking through a very difficult week, it was the final straw. “That’s it,” Roy began. “Take care of it now.” His tone took me by surprise. We’d had a really good day, and I was trying to take care of the issue he was confronting me with now. His words hit me hard as… Continue reading Baggage Check
For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, ‘till death do we part… When we took those vows a little over six months ago, we never dreamed “or worse” would describe the first stage of our marriage. But it has. These last months have been filled with heartache and pain,… Continue reading For Better or Worse…
Have you ever noticed that balance is absolutely essential in life and yet so difficult to attain? The last two years have been indescribable. Wonderful. Hard. Emotional. Chaotic. And very, very busy. My life was going well. I was a very busy single mom, working full-time, building a ministry. Now take that incredibly busy life… Continue reading #balance