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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I have a problem with rules. Maybe not intentionally, but my A.D.D. often causes me to be so in to doing one thing that I forget about the rules of something else. Now, this next confession may get me into trouble with my sister, but I’m willing to sacrifice that to get this message across, […]
Read More The Rules of Salvation
Greta’s long brown tresses draped down the white bedsheets. This was the moment that she had waited for her entire life. Her heart pounded within her chest, truly coming to life for the first time. She had never found anyone who loved her like this: one who had such reckless passion for her, one that […]
Read More The Greatest Love Story
When life doesn’t turn out like you’d hoped, maybe you need a nudge in the right direction to find your purpose.
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For anyone who has lost hope or someone they love…GOD is NOT done.
Read More The Big Girl Pants
“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 […]
Read More Look at What You Did!
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 […]
Read More Say Yes to the Mess
“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 […]
Read More The Ugly Preacher’s Kid
“I am an Epic Failure as a mom.” I could hardly read the journal entry through the tears forming on my eyelids. I was still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that this was only a few years ago, and yet, the pain in my words tore at my heart. I read on. […]
Read More I Have Learned a Secret
A heavy oppression weighted down my shoulders. I could feel the pressure even in my knees as I walked block after block. It was late, and darkness overwhelmed me, even amongst the bright flickering lights of the city that never sleeps. My eyes caught sight of a young girl, not much older than my own […]
Read More Do You Have Some Change?