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

Grace, Hope, parenting, Spiritual Growth

Loving Yourself

“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:36-39 I had a conversation… Continue reading Loving Yourself

Faith, Hope, promises, Running

Life is a Marathon

Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Although I am nowhere near ready to run another long-distance event right now, I have found myself reflecting frequently on my half-marathon last year. While I love the sense of accomplishment from training for and completing such a challenging event, I had no idea the impact it would… Continue reading Life is a Marathon

consecrate, Faith, Running

A Run to Remember 2014

It’s that time of year again. For fourteen years, Oklahoma City has come together to run and remember the lives lost in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building on April 19, 1995. Our city was forever changed, and we never want to forget those lost in the senseless act of terrorism. Last year,… Continue reading A Run to Remember 2014

Faith, Surviving Adultery and Divorce, Uncategorized, Waiting

The Author and Perfecter of My Faith

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our… Continue reading The Author and Perfecter of My Faith

About Dena, Surviving Adultery and Divorce, Waiting

Revisiting a Run to Remember

I shared this post several months ago after I ran my first half marathon. This weekend, however, I found myself reflecting on this post. You see, I have had an extremely difficult weekend filled with doubts and fears--doubts that God will do what He has said He will do for me. He keeps telling me… Continue reading Revisiting a Run to Remember

Surviving Adultery and Divorce

Beauty From Ashes

Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life….She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks,… Continue reading Beauty From Ashes


A Run to Remember

Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:13b-14 On April 19, 1995, I watched in horror as the news unfolded. A truck bomb had detonated in downtown… Continue reading A Run to Remember