The New

You can choose to live in a world where you’re terrified of darkness or you can live in a world where your God terrifies the darkness.  I chose years ago to accept Jesus into my life, but before that, the enemy tried to convince me I was a good person, almost like God should have […]

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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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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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The Change

“Mama, why are you still wearing your pajamas?” “Son, sometimes I get so busy doing housework that I don’t take the time to change.” My words hit me like an anvil being dropped on my head. I recognized, at that moment, that that particular morning, I had not taken the time to pray or read my […]

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