Our perceptions are sometimes off. Like when my husband was first hired as a police officer, I almost fell off my chair when he told me he would he working nights … alone. No partner, as perhaps I had seen on multiple television shows. There are some departments who do send patrol out two x … Continue reading What does Revival mean to you?
For numerous years, this question lay dormant beneath my skin cells. Like an itch that creeps but never reveals itself in a rash, this lostness did not come into the light until recent years. If you are plagued by this tormenting sense of where do you fit in, where should you be to better fit … Continue reading Where Do You Belong?
The first couple of days we spent at Rehoboth Beach. Umbrella to umbrella, people all with unique stories, lined the shrinking shore. High tide would arrive around noon. Gradually, though quite visibly, a few inches of sand would be swallowed into the ocean. The seas have lifted up, Lord, the seas have lifted up their … Continue reading The Beach in all Its Beauty
Jason and I drove separately to the beach. We needed two cars because I would leave early on our last day to take Jackson for his second infusion treatment. Our amazing puppy sitter arrived at 10am Sunday morning, with suits on, Braedon and I headed out with full intentions to be on the beach later … Continue reading Ever Feel Like You are Reaching, Never Grasping?
I simply have not been numb much at all since I stopped drinking. Numb is like after the rubbing alcohol evaporates off the wound. A distinct absence of heart strings. Silence in your soul. Numb is mute but usually with lots to share. How does one become numb when they are in Christ, their blessed … Continue reading Numb Prayers
You could be having the best day ever … night will come. You could close all curtains, pull all the blinds, turn on all the lights in the house … the night will still come, like a thief. I used to fight with night. Insomnia started in my young teens. Worry propped open my eyelids. … Continue reading The Night Comes
When you have lived most of your life without your mom on earth and now sixteen years without your dad on earth, sometimes I just can’t look at picture after picture on Facebook. Sometimes I just can’t grasp good memories as there were so many challenging ones. Honestly, I have very few pictures of my … Continue reading Sometimes I Just Can’t, and That is OK
I don’t know what has been worse these last several months: watching Jackson as he endured tests, diagnoses and surgery or watching Braedon finish another year of school without one single friend. Then there have been days my husband comes home from work, and his stress is too much, reaching the brim of every brain … Continue reading Mountain Vacation Part 2 of 2
For those of us in the U.S., remember how life came to a screeching halt last March? Families who were used to zipping around, eating out were trapped … together. God is an expert at restoring relationships, burning idols. Without warning, He removed our ability to spend oodles of money and time on sports, entertainment, … Continue reading Mountain Vacation Part 1 of 2
There are many ways God is speaking to me about this. I lead a small group at church based upon the book Stimulating a Passion for the Lost. In our second class, I challenged everyone to share their faith in the coming week. One subsequent morning, I took Rocko for a walk at the local … Continue reading Do We Lay Down Our Lives for Him?