Seventy percent great

I was visiting with an old friend of mine the other day (who recently moved away and came back into town for a few days), and we were going through the bullet points—new location, house, kids, activities, work, husband, etc. One thing I really appreciate about her is her honest assessment on things. For example, […]

A vial of venom

I ran into some of my “formers” last week (husband, sister-in-law and father-in-law) at my son’s football game. I was making the rounds in the stands and walked down the bleachers and there they were. We said hi, I offered them clappers, and then I walked down to the next row. I woke up the […]

Will vs. spirit

It seems like I’m always on a scavenger hunt for more time. I didn’t post the last two weeks because I’ve been busy with work and loving on two cute teenage boys. I’ve missed writing. I recognize that writing is such a big part of my healing and I appreciate so much that you read […]

What do you have to ooze?

I vividly remember one day that my spirit was severely crushed by something my FH (former husband) said to me the night before. I had cried quietly as I fell asleep and we woke up not speaking to each other, something that had become all-too common. After I dropped the boys off at school I […]

Pocket change

I remember the game. I was in elementary school and my mom told my brother and I we had a challenge: to collect as much change as we could find. Our reward would be a trip to Burger Chef. It was a scavenger hunt of sorts and oh how I loved things like that. Burger […]

Removing hurt from pain

We were created to feel pain. Think about it. Pain protects us. When we touch a hot fireplace, we pull back quickly in pain. The swift response keeps us from getting badly burned. The shooting pain in your back sends a message that you need to rest and treat it. These signals force us to […]

The ring

I remember so clearly the afternoon I removed my wedding ring. My FH (former husband) was still staying at the house and was in the master bedroom wrestling with the boys. There was laughter, loud thumps then more laughter. To an outsider our home had the sounds of a happy family, but my heart was […]

The circumstances matter not

The city has been doing construction work behind my house for months now. They started about six months ago and I can report that as of 6:50 this morning, they are still going strong. I woke up to the “beep, beep, beep” sound I’ve grown accustomed to and within seconds, my head was buried deep […]

Here comes the sun

This week I’m going to share from a vulnerable place because I think there might be others who struggle like I do. I recently came through a challenging season where I felt worn down and discouraged. As I was assessing and trying to identify my feelings at their root, I realized that I was dealing […]

Love and miracles

He waited until almost the end of the service to make his move. Todd White was wrapping up his session at Charis Bible College when Angelo got out of his seat, bent over, scooped up his wife and made his way toward the stage. Todd noticed him approaching and paused the story he was telling; […]