Take Courage

Oh how I love my God! “But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 14:27). He used Ms. Cathy Baker and her post to remind me of my given 2021 word. Have you ever stopped and counted the times in one week you have asked the Lion of … Continue reading Take Courage

National Son’s Day

The sons God gave to me and Jason are growing rapidly into young men. I am afraid to blink my eyes twice. Braedon might be married. Jackson might be across the country at college studying physical therapy. I do not claim to know each of their intensely personal dreams. However, we mama’s know things in … Continue reading National Son’s Day

Gabby Petito

My heart is heavy, saturated with sadness. Miss Gabby laid her life out for all to see on social media. At the time, I can imagine her bubbles of excitement to pen her/their story, sharing once-in-a-lifetime pictures. Somewhere in her heart, Gabby was living a dream, the one with potential … that encourages us to … Continue reading Gabby Petito

When Dread Speaks

It was more than metaphorical butterflies. My stomach wrenched, the movement of breath in and out of my nostrils … constricted. Academia used to be a buffet of delectable treats, a learning banquet. In my single days, I would come to the table hungry. Not so ironically, I did not know my Lord then. Academic … Continue reading When Dread Speaks

Where Do You Belong?

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?