The Nonsensical Mission

“I’m a high school dropout, and I’m dumb, so if you want me on your team, you’ve got a lot of work to do,”  I prayed. This was my weak-minded prayer in 1994 when God began to deal with me about ministry. I was a preacher’s kid. I grew up in ministry, and I had […]

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Come into the Light

“What do you want from me?” I must have yelled that at Jesus hundreds of times. You see, I grew up a preacher’s kid, but I didn’t meet Jesus until I was a young teenager. I knew of Jesus. I had heard about Him my whole life, and I owned one of His Bibles from […]

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Oh No!

I read. I write. I speak. Always have. Lord willing, always will. My brain loves to learn, process, and help others. I learn by reading pretty much everything I can get my hands on, process through journaling, and then I help others by sharing what I’ve learned along the way. I read to continually learn […]

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The Christmas Clean-Up

This morning during my Bible and prayer time, I was captivated by the pretty Christmas lights. I stared at the nativity scene realizing how clean and presentable we’ve made the Christmas story. I mean, who wants animal manure in the middle of the pretty Christmas story? Yuck!!! It’s almost like we had to do the […]

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Look at What You Did!

“LET ME GO!” Logan jerked his thin 5-year-old arm away from his brother. “Logan, I’m trying to help you. If you step backwards, you’re going to fall down the…” “Waaaa!” Logan’s wail could be heard from inside the house. I rushed out the front door and onto the porch. “What happened?” I yelled at Rice […]

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Say Yes to the Mess

Our family had lost everything: our dreams, our home, our jobs, our vehicle, and every possession, except what we crammed into fourteen boxes. I blamed Joe, my husband.  Within a six month time frame, we had lost my father-in-law and every dream I had ever imagined. Now, I was nine months pregnant with our third […]

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The Ugly Preacher’s Kid

“You look like a Jezebel with all of that paint on your face! I can’t even imagine a child of the preacher looking like such a hussy!” Her words stabbed like a dagger through my heart and robbed the smile from my face. I was only twelve years old, but I had a tender heart. I […]

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