God is still in control

God is still in control

In the past few days it seems like there has been nothing but bad news.  My son’s childhood friend has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, twenty-six people, including twenty CHILDREN, were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, and my family is dealing with two separate and difficult struggles which are [...]

Tis the Season

Tis the Season

Tis the Season …. for love. …. for giving. …. for hope. …. for dreams. …. for faith. …. for joy. …. for Christ.   Don’t miss it!

There is no such thing as a silent Christian

There is no such thing as a silent Christian

Have you ever run into someone who seems downright uncomfortable when you mention Christ in your daily conversation?  I notice that from time to time when I talk with people.  Mentioning something that Christ has done for me while in the middle of a conversation is like breathing for me.  It just happens. Recently a [...]

The Other Side of the Fence ~ Lessons I’m Still Learning from my Parents

The Other Side of the Fence ~ Lessons I’m Still Learning from my Parents

Let’s face it. We have all come to the conclusion at some point in our lives that our parents simply don’t know nearly as much as we know.  In fact, as teenagers, we often think our parents are some of the least intelligent people on the planet.  We consider them to be out of touch, [...]

You are Loved

You are Loved

Jesus loves you right where you are in life, but He loves you too much to leave you there.

You can’t receive grace with a clenched fist

You can’t receive grace with a clenched fist

You can’t receive grace with a clenched fist. Your hands must first be open. Just think about it for a second.  You can’t expect someone to forgive you if you are full of anger.  Would you feel like forgiving someone who was screaming at you with some sort of sarcastic or hostile apology that was [...]

I can’t do it, but Christ can do it through me

I can’t do it, but Christ can do it through me

Are you facing something so overwhelming that it seems impossible to overcome? It’s likely that it will, in fact, be impossible if you rely only on yourself. After surviving several huge challenges which resulted in what I like to call “parting of the Red Sea moments” in my life, I’m here to tell you that [...]

Don’t fit in. Stand out!

Don’t fit in. Stand out!

I’m not sure who gets the credit for this expression, but it’s simple and it’s smart.  What have any of us ever accomplished by fitting in?  I spent a good part of my life trying to fit in. It was exhausting and disappointing.  I could never keep up with the Jones’s and if I came [...]

Beauty Will Rise

Beauty Will Rise

May 16, 2011 ~ As the mother of one struggling with PTSD and TBI, the past couple of years has been one of my most difficult to survive.  Though my wounded warrior still draws breath, he is no longer the person who left home seven years ago to join the Marine Corps. As I adjust to [...]

Music and Faith from Ft. Living Room

Music and Faith from Ft. Living Room

May 15, 2011 ~ Music is a language that we all understand.  There are certain songs that make us clap our hands and stomp our feet.  Some songs bring us to tears.  Songs bring back memories from the past.  Music is used in advertisements, and very effectively I might add.  The music in a film [...]

Blessing in the Pain

Blessing in the Pain

May 15, 2011 ~ After searching and researching and asking questions of everyone and every entity I could find, in an effort to figure out how to live through the daily struggles I faced watching my son, a disabled combat veteran, learn to live with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), [...]