About…My Journey

Christianity, christianity, fire, God, house fire, injustice, lawsuit, lawyer

Taking a stand for injustice

One year ago, tonight we were awoken by a fire waging war on our home. A break in the lining of our fireplace caused some embers to get into the attic and smolder, until it built enough gumption to fully take off and cause over $40,000 in damage on our home. We walked out with… Continue reading Taking a stand for injustice

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basketball, Christianity, christianity, daughter, family

My mama heart is hurting. Hurting people hurt people and sometimes I want to lash out. It's a humbling time for me. I can only imagine how it feels for my daughter. Basketball is her thing. She's been "the star" for as long as I can remember. High school led her to three years as… Continue reading

Christianity, christianity, death, fear, motorcycle, relationship

Facing my own mortality

A spontaneous decision with some friends after church service today led to some relationship building on the motorcycle. Admittedly, I've become a bit apprehensive about riding, as death weighs on my mind more than it should. Losing loved ones and unexpected tragedies have made my own mortality very real. Above the sound of the engine,… Continue reading Facing my own mortality

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Letting go of what once was…

Change is hard. It doesn’t matter if it is change we desire and set out to make, or if circumstances demand our response to change. Change is just hard. In August, we moved my first born to college an hour away. She has been prepared for such a time as this, but I don’t remember… Continue reading Letting go of what once was…

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A letter to my 18-year old daughter

To my dearest daughter Adrianna, on her 18th birthday, There are so many things on my heart I want to tell you. Have I already told you these things? Do you know them? Oh, how I don't want you to ever forget. Today, tomorrow, and in your hardest and toughest times. You are now an adult. You… Continue reading A letter to my 18-year old daughter

Christianity, christianity, contentment, fear, fire, God, missions, purpose, today

Five things I know to be true today…

A good writer should never apologize in an opening - it's not a good "hook" - but I never claimed to be good. I'm sorry - this is a blog post all about me - and if you don't know me personally, you may not care to read it, but perhaps it will speak to… Continue reading Five things I know to be true today…

Christianity, christianity, contentment, discouragement, family, fire, God, Isaiah 40, Job 38, Life, pity party

Discouragement is a joy stealer

It's 4am and I'm awake. I heard crackling. it must have been in my dream, but it was enough to wake me up. Before I could fall back to sleep, discouragement set in, as I realized where I was. Or rather, where I wasn't. It's been 23 sleeps since a fire took us out of… Continue reading Discouragement is a joy stealer