Faith, Hope, Pain and suffering, prayer, promises

A Prayer of Thanksgiving in the Midst of a Pandemic

In this crazy, chaotic life in which you live, it is so hard to carve out time before you to simply be still, to feel your presence and know you are God.

Faith, Grace, Hope, prayer, Uncategorized

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Thank you. Lord, the words don’t even seem adequate to express the gratitude in my heart. You are more than I deserve, more than I could ask for. You are with me always, in all circumstances. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians… Continue reading A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Faith, Hope, Pain and suffering

Cultivating Gratitude When Life Sucks

Let’s face it: sometimes life just sucks. I’m not one to use any type of profanity, but I’m not sure there’s any other way to describe 2016. It’s been an unbelievably difficult year, filled with life-changing realities that have permanently altered our lives. And here we are, with the holidays upon us, trying to figure… Continue reading Cultivating Gratitude When Life Sucks

Faith, Pain and suffering

Thanksgiving Thoughts

America. Land of opportunity. Land of plenty. America. Land of excess. Land of consumption. I am an American. I love my country, very grateful for the endless opportunities before me. I am blessed with an education, freedom, and unlimited earning potential. I am blessed with a home and a car and a job and grocery… Continue reading Thanksgiving Thoughts

About Dena, OBU

Zip! Bang! OBU!

It happened again. I made a last minute decision to attend homecoming at Oklahoma Baptist University, my alma mater. As I stepped onto campus, the steeple of Raley Chapel towered majestically in the distance. The bells began to chime, and the words began to ring through my mind… OBU! All hail thy name! Sons and… Continue reading Zip! Bang! OBU!

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Breaking News!!

Good Monday morning! I just wanted to take a moment and share a couple of things with you, my wonderful friends! First, I want to say a huge THANK YOU! I am humbled and amazed that you have all chosen to join me on this journey. When I started this blog in a moment of… Continue reading Breaking News!!

Faith, parenting, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

Splitting Time

Didn’t the Lord make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does he want? Godly children from your union. So guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth.  “For I hate divorce!” says the Lord, the God of Israel. “To divorce your wife is to… Continue reading Splitting Time

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Give Thanks…

Many people on Facebook choose to keep a daily log of things for which they are thankful during the month of November. Rather than putting mine on Facebook, I thought I would provide a list of things for which my heart overflows with gratitude. Kids—Where would I be without my amazing children? They are truly… Continue reading Give Thanks…