consecrate, Faith, Hope, prayer, promises, Uncategorized

Relentless Pursuit

It seems like a lifetime, and yet I remember it as if it was yesterday. So much happened in that moment of surrender, a moment that changed the entire trajectory of my life.

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Faith, Pain and suffering

The God Who Disappoints

How does one reconcile this life’s journey with the God we read about in the Bible? How do we reconcile the God who hears with a life that seems void of God’s presence? How do we reconcile the God who sees with a life filled with untold pain? How do we reconcile the God who… Continue reading The God Who Disappoints

Grace, Hope, marriage, Pain and suffering, Uncategorized

Happily Ever After

…and they lived happily ever after. I’m not sure who dreamed up this phrase, but they certainly aren’t familiar with real life. I’ve always been brutally honest with all of you. And here’s the brutal honest truth: Blending two families into one is not for the faint of heart. Don’t get me wrong. I love… Continue reading Happily Ever After

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

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