At the end of 2019, I took the month of December off for a personal sabbatical. I knew the Lord had some things He wanted to teach and talk to me about. I was also having a major surgery and wanted to leave space for the recovery and healing. Little did I know, that the pain in my recovery would … Continue reading →
Then I heard Him say, “It’s time to come out of hiding.”
“Lord, I’m not hiding anymore.”
“I know, I’m not talking to you. I’m talking to her.
And in that moment, the sprinkle of tears that were gently dropping, turned to streams of rivers.
My heart was breaking, for me!
My momma heart was mourning for the little 4 year old girl who was hidden under a wagon as a play thing and not a playmate. Being exposed to things that would forever shape her life.Continue reading →
Here I am sitting on my back porch, drinking my coffee, playing my worship music, and trying to start my day off right with the Lord. That’s what I’m supposed to do, right? Yet, all I can think about is how useless and unproductive I feel. Don’t get me wrong — I fight these thoughts and feelings, but man, they … Continue reading →
My friend Jessica is recovering from her 2nd heart transplant. As I have been able to join her through the recovery of this 2nd heart I learned a few things about rejection. When her heart went into rejection last week, I thought it was over. I didn’t know a state of rejection could be chronic or treated. I thought rejection … Continue reading →
As walked in to do our holiday shopping, there she stood with her tiny, frail, hunched over body meticulously and slowly picking up jewelry boxes. I felt a twinge in my heart. Ugh I didn’t need this right now. I was already missing my momma. My daughter leaned over and whispered, “Mom, is that _____’s grandma?” I nodded yes as … Continue reading →
Can I just say, I LOVE my southern upbringing! LOVE IT! There are a few hard rules that are pressed into you from a young age. *Be polite. Yes mam / no sir. *Open the door for others ad hold it if you’re there. *Don’t impose yourself. I remember as a little girl my mom telling me, “You don’t invite … Continue reading →
When I train communities, parents, and youth about the dangers of human trafficking, the one thing I have to address is sex. Sex trafficking here in the US looks very different then it does internationally and in third world countries. The tactics are different, the culture is different, even the grooming process is different. It is not even close to … Continue reading →
Today will mark eleven days that I have laid my beautiful mother to rest. So, I figured it may be time to do part 2…even unto Death (click here if you need to read part 1). I wish I could tell you it was painless, it was not. I wish I could tell you I didn’t feel the sting of … Continue reading →
Ever had a job that was left undone? Over a year ago (I say over because I’m pretty sure it was much longer than a year and I simply can’t recall the real timeline) I began painting my kitchen. A wall cabinet had fallen and broken leaving a huge unpainted white spot on the top of the wall. I couldn’t match … Continue reading →
There is nothing like a full scale physical, mental, and spiritual breakdown to bring you a new perspective. Since my post “When Church Covenant’s don’t cut it” so much has changed. My slow recovery was hit with a spiritual Mac truck dose of God antibiotic called love. A friend and I went to a women’s conference held close to our home … Continue reading →