For my Husband…After 12 Years

Dear Husband, We have spent 15 years in the ministry together and the last 12 years as husband and wife. Throughout that time, we have seen some joy and some sorrow, some laughter and some tears, some ups and some downs. Through it all we have walked together, side by side, hand in hand, for…

From These Ashes

Beauty. In the midst of suffering, brokenness, devastation. Is it possible? Dictionary.com defines beauty as “the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in…

A Room Full of Mothers, a Meeting, a Ministry

A group of women sat in a living room together. They each had a different story, a different journey. Some had been on the journey of motherhood for a long time, some a short time, and some would begin this journey soon. Some were grandmothers and some were still children themselves. Every one of those…

When the rain comes…

Rain. For some reason I love the rain. It seems to bring peace. As a kid, when I would spend time with my grandparents, one of our favorite things to do when it would rain was to sip coffee on the front porch as a storm would roll in. It’s still one of my favorite…

Depression: My Reality…Jesus: My Life

It’s been a while…months…my pen has run dry…I’ve had no words. I still struggle with the words. I have been broken down until nothing was left. But I know that I must pick this pen up. I must pick up and keep going, keep living, keep writing. So here are my thoughts, lessons learned, and…

Love Wins

Love wins. This slogan has been in the mainstream media a lot this summer. God began to lay on my heart a message of love that has been taking shape for the last few months and I knew that I had to write and share it with the world. As I started to see #lovewins…

One Word

One word. That’s all it takes. One word to hurt or to heal. To destroy or to build up. To isolate or to comfort. To change lives forever.  One word is it. What power we’ve been given with just a simple word. One word. One word can change everything. In your life. In the lives…

The Day of Salvation: A Mother’s Greatest Joy

“This is the day.” I have prayed for the salvation of my children since before they were born. I remember when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter over 8 years ago; I immediately covered my belly with my hands and prayed with tears of joy. I prayed for her future, but most…

5 Truths You Should Know About a Miscarriage

March 22nd. The day my second child was due. The day we prepared for since we were given a due date at 7 weeks. The day that would actually bring about sorrow instead of joy. When I was pregnant with my first child, we decided to share our little secret at 5 weeks. We knew…

“Overwhelmed” by Big Daddy Weave

As I keep pondering this word, the lyrics from Big Daddy Weave’s “Overwhelmed” keep speaking to my heart so I wanted to share it with you. “Overwhelmed” I see the work of Your Hands Galaxies spin in a Heavenly dance oh God All that You are is so overwhelming I hear the sound of Your…