Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 Last week, I was in physical therapy chatting happily with several patients. I do this all the time. I have gotten to … More Hairy Moles and All
Here is a family pic. I’m on the left, that’s my hardworking husband on the right. Okay okay…not really. Sometimes it does feel like this though… Psalms 113:7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; Well…that’s real good news! I am in some dung. I had … More The dung hill.
My husband sent me a couple of quotes from a guest speaker he heard at a conference yesterday. The speaker was a man named Jason Schechterle. He was a police officer who survived a horrific crash about 17 years ago. He was severely burned over more than 40% of his body. Jason has an incredibly … More What on earth are you doing…for Heaven’s sake?!
I have a, “What if,” rabbit hole that I fall into sometimes. I fall down that rabbit hole when I start worrying about things I can’t control but for some reason can’t let go of. I feel like most days I feel peace, but inevitably a day sneaks up on me when all the worries … More Alice in Worryland
Humility is the superhighway to God’s heart. Humility is the vein within the stories that encourage my faith the most. Let me explain. Peter’s shame in sinking as he attempted with all of his heart to follow Jesus. David lusted, committed adultery, pretty much committed 2nd degree murder…and he was loved so much by God. … More Humble Pie
Who is your spiritual tribe? You know, the friends that keep you truly striving to better your relationship with God? Who do you call when you face something daunting, have an awful day, or need advice? I have a tight group of best friends. I can’t rank them. They are so important to me in … More Iron Clad
I am watching this flooding in Houston and my heart is just overwhelmed and breaking for these people. I feel quite powerless to help them. Their needs are so immediate and basic and yet I don’t know what to do that would help them immediately, except to pray. I wish that being a “good person,” … More Oh manna!
Can you do me a favor? Can you think of something precious that you hold sacred? Really sacred guys. Not a vase, or a pair of shoes. I’m talking a person, your physical ability to move, living pain free, or your livelihood. Now, take a minute and put it in a box. Now I want … More White flag
I am having trouble writing this. Putting something in writing makes it official. I don’t want this to be official. Some of you know about this if you’ve read my book. One of the surgeries I have had, was due to a spinal birth defect that was brought to the surface from my Fluoroquinolone antibiotic … More Tunnel vision
A few years ago, my Mom and Dad in law proposed an idea. They asked if my husband and I wanted to talk. At first I thought maybe something was wrong, but there wasn’t. They wanted to run something by us and see how we felt about it. They presented us with the idea of … More Gift wrapped