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

Dating, Faith, Grace, Hope, marriage, promises

He Had Me at “Hello”

I’m a sucker for a good romantic comedy. I walked through the living room recently to see You’ve Got Mail on the television. It was nearly over, but I immediately got sucked in, stuck watching the end of the movie. As Joe Fox “tweaked” his project (i.e., pursued Kathleen Kelly knowing she was his email… Continue reading He Had Me at “Hello”

Faith, fatherless, Grace, Hope, promises

True Redemption

Redemption: the act, process or instance of making a bad or unpleasant thing or person better or more acceptable It’s Easter Sunday as I write this blog post. I have no idea when it will be posted to my blog, but I know my heart is full. Overwhelmed. Filled with gratitude. All week, I’ve attempted… Continue reading True Redemption

Dating, Faith, Hope, Pain and suffering

Of Loss and Love

“My [loved one] passed away last week. … Now that I'm older and have traversed this experience I just walk around wondering have the flood gates now opened? Who’s next? What sudden tragedy will happen around the corner?” Loss and fear seem to go hand-in-hand. We lose someone important and suddenly we fear losing those… Continue reading Of Loss and Love

Grace, Pain and suffering

Of Grief and Grace

Grief. Grief accompanies all kinds of losses. Some grief is short-lived. Other times, it lasts a lifetime. Sometimes it’s overwhelming. Other times, it seems to be fading. Maybe it’s grief from divorce. Or sickness. Or death. Or, maybe like us, you are overwhelmed by grief from all of these losses. Last week was the six… Continue reading Of Grief and Grace

Anger, consecrate, Dating, Faith, Forgiveness, Grace, Hope, Pain and suffering, promises, Spiritual Growth, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

Desires and Delight

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalm 37:4 “God,” I cried out as the tears streamed down my face and my feet pounded the pavement, “I want to desire you. I want to delight in you. But, honestly, I really just want a husband.” I had escaped the… Continue reading Desires and Delight

Faith, Grace, Hope, Pain and suffering, parenting

Uncle!!!!

I’m crying UNCLE on 2016! Can I just say I’m over it? It seems I enter every year with great expectations, waiting for God to totally blow my mind with good things. So far, I’m still waiting… Let’s review the last six months. My oldest had surgery in December. A very painful surgery. My kids… Continue reading Uncle!!!!

fatherless

To the Fatherless Child on Father’s Day

A decade ago, I was a happy pastor’s wife staying home to raise my three children. We were the picture of the perfect family. Then, my perfect life was ripped to shreds. Lies. Infidelity. Betrayal. Immeasurable pain. And suddenly, I was a single mom struggling to raise my three precious children on my own. Without… Continue reading To the Fatherless Child on Father’s Day

Faith, Hope, promises, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized

Famous In My Father’s Eyes

WARNING: Proud Mama Moment!!! My sweet daughter asked if she could write a guest post for my blog. How can I say no to that? Without any help, she came up with an amazing story of encouragement! So, without further introduction, here's Cassie telling us about her calling.   Hi! I’m Cassie, my mom’s favorite… Continue reading Famous In My Father’s Eyes