Dating, Faith, Hope, promises, Waiting

Waiting for My Boaz

February means Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate love, that special someone who cares for you like no other. A day to remember how blessed you are to have one who knows you—the good, the bad, and the ugly—and loves you anyway. An opportunity to celebrate that there’s one person out there who has chosen… Continue reading Waiting for My Boaz

Christmas, Hope, Spiritual Growth

Lessons from Buddy the Elf

My kids and I sat down to watch the movie Elf recently. Despite having watched this movie many times, we found ourselves laughing, enjoying every silly line from a movie that quickly became a classic Christmas favorite. My oldest child is abnormally tall…especially for my family. The doctor even referred to him as a mutant.… Continue reading Lessons from Buddy the Elf

Faith, Hope, Pain and suffering, prayer, promises, Spiritual Growth

Living on the Edge

I am NOT a risk taker. I tend to place high priority on safety, security. I like to be in control, plan ahead, know what’s coming next. I thrive in an orderly environment. As a child, I played it safe. I knew what I was good at (academics) and what I was not (sports). I… Continue reading Living on the Edge

Christmas, Faith, Grace, Hope, Pain and suffering, Spiritual Growth

Save Me!

  There was a man named Jabez who was more honorable than any of his brothers. His mother named him Jabez because his birth had been so painful. He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all… Continue reading Save Me!

Dating, Grace, temptation, Waiting

Why I Choose Purity

I recently watched a video clip from The View, a women’s talk show. The hosts were discussing a newly married couple who posted a picture of her virginity certificate on the day of their wedding. The bride had made a promise to her father that she would remain pure, saving herself for marriage. And, on… Continue reading Why I Choose Purity

Faith, Grace, Hope, Pain and suffering, promises, Spiritual Growth

An “Aha” Moment

Have you ever had a pity party with God? You know what I'm talking about. "Why, God?' we whine. "Why did this have to happen? Why? Why? Why?" I know I've been there. To be honest, I still find myself there frequently. When things just aren't going right and life is falling apart, I begin… Continue reading An “Aha” Moment

Grace, Hope, parenting, promises

A Glorious Unfolding

A few years ago, I planned a huge Christmas surprise for my kids. I had been planning for months. I wanted to make sure that it was a fun, exciting surprise, not just a simple unwrap the gift and the excitement is over kind of gift. So, I prepared a Christmas scavenger hunt that would… Continue reading A Glorious Unfolding

Faith, Hope, It's Your Turn, Pain and suffering, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

When Your Husband Isn’t Who You Think He Is

I promise that I have heard it all. Nothing shocks me any more. But, here is a story told by a very brave survivor, one fighting for her faith and her future. Keep my sweet friend in your prayers as she walks courageously forward. ************************ I was the kid in school that everyone knew as… Continue reading When Your Husband Isn’t Who You Think He Is

Hope, It's Your Turn

From Muslim to Christ

Oh my goodness! I have been overwhelmed! Thank you so much to everyone who wants to tell their story! I have shed tears as I read the stories of God's faithfulness! I can't wait to share each and every one with you. I wanted to start with Yasmen's story. What an amazing testimony she shares!… Continue reading From Muslim to Christ

Breaking News, It's Your Turn, Spiritual Growth

I Love to Tell the Story

Perhaps you remember the words of the old hymn: I love to tell the story ‘Twill be my theme in glory To tell the old, old story Of Jesus and his love Growing up, we frequently sang those words in church. The hymn has always been a favorite of mine. But today, it has new… Continue reading I Love to Tell the Story