The words DON’T NEED TO MAKE DINNER were etched in my brain. Last Thursday, I took liberties to write longer. My husband volunteered to bring subs home from work. Jason came in, safely thank you Jesus, at the said ETA of 6:50pm. Barely looking up, he turned to sit on the step and take off … Continue reading Finding Your Grace Place
“I don’t really feel like I love you anymore.” Those words hit me like a brick. This can’t be happening. This can’t be my life. We met in 2001. I was an airline ticket agent, he was in the National Guard, and a full-time law enforcement officer. His Army unit was stationed at the airport … Continue reading The Road to Restoration: A Guest Post
Welcome, friends! I have taken liberties to adorn the story Luke tells in 7:36-50. Linking up with Five Minute Friday. Word prompt is INVITE which brought me right to this real woman who anointed Our Messiah. She was not invited: Luke 7:37 When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, … Continue reading The Not Invited Woman: A Short Story
“I cannot save and sanctify myself; I cannot make atonement for sin; I cannot redeem the world; I cannot right what is wrong, purify what is impure, or make holy what is unholy. That is all the sovereign work of God.” Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest, October 9th Wow! Every over-responsible ounce … Continue reading Embracing Small to Honor God’s Perfection
I finally saw Wonder Woman, the night before the deaths in Vegas. No accident there. I loved the movie and hated the news. Loved the movie for the right (eous) reasons. It stirred that simmering pot in my soul, the one whose steam whispers “there are more like you, ones who don’t know Jesus”. The … Continue reading Vegas and Wonder Woman: Shock and Hope
There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place. ~J.K. Rowling Before I became a writer, the word story screamed fiction. Pretending, imagining, drawing others in to dark, fun, scary, blissful places that do not really exist. I read a lot as a kid, mostly fiction. Story has grown in its … Continue reading Who Writes Your Story?
As my knotted stomach relaxes into authenticity, I remember to breathe. After so many years of denying and concealing my true experience of this life, fear still lurks around some corners. Fear of what others think of the true me, the non-negotiable me, stirs and stews (I heard Brene Brown use the term 'non-negotiable' … Continue reading Walking Worthy, Facing Fears
My family went apple picking yesterday. We fumbled our way around the orchard to figure the process. One boy proclaimed he did not like apples but would help. One boy loves apples, he said, but seemed distraught over the possibility of bugs and bees as we tromped over the smashed fruit. My husband, a … Continue reading How Do You Balance Work and Home?
Psalm 18:28-30 You, Lord, keep my lamp burning, My God turns my darkness to light. With your help I can advance against a troop; With my God I can scale a wall. As for God, his way is perfect. The Lord’s word is flawless; He shields all who take refuge in him. Go/ Layers … Continue reading Brave the Walls
It is an honor to have been nominated for the Liebster Award. If you have never heard of this award, go to http://www.theglobalaussie.com. I accept Cathy Mcintosh’s nomination with humbleness. Cathy has been gracious taking time to answer questions and sharing YouTube ideas with me on Twitter. I view Cathy as a mentor, as her … Continue reading I Accept! I Nominate! The Liebster Award