Man Overboard!

“Lord do not let us die for taking this man’s life!” You can find this disturbing–yet desperate prayer request in the book of Jonah.  Sailors who were struck with fear by the power of God found themselves doing something unthinkable in order to save their own lives. Jonah got into the boat with these guys…

Breaking the Cycle

 I couldn’t close out my last blog of October without talking about the cycle of domestic violence that happens in families. In my earlier blogs I shared my story and my mom’s story of abuse. Since then I’ve recieved several emails from brave women who have talked about the physical and emotional turmoil they have…

Broken Beyond Repair

Some people live their whole lives and never get the credit for their bravery and my mom was one of those people. She is a survivor of domestic violence but she never got to tell her story. She suffered violence in a time period where marital problems remained behind closed doors and if by chance…

Overshadowed

Not many people know but October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It rarely gets the attention it needs, but here are a few statistics that will blow your mind; 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. • On a typical day, domestic…

Stay In Your Lane

Trying to accomplish something that God hasn’t given you the grace for is the absolute harderst way to get it done (if you actually get it done). Asking for God’s grace to do something you weren’t meant to do can also bring about struggle. The best thing to do is find your lane in life…

Choice not Chance

I don’t believe in luck. I don’t believe that things ‘just happen’. When I look around my life I am looking at a series of choices. Some choices were wise, some were foolish and some choices were made by others and impacted me directly. Some choices I’ve made in life opened doors for me and…

Living Your Best Life (Part 2)

Pride Leads to a downfall. Proverbs 13:33 When most people think about pride they think about someone who is arrogant or flippant but did you know that shame is also a pride issue. Did you know that shame will also keep you from recieving God’s best? It’s that voice that tells you that you are…

Living Your Best Life (Part 1)

“Get ready to cross over into the good life that I’m about to give you!” That’s what Joshua heard God tell him in the midst of a great loss. Joshua walked through life believing that Moses was going to lead him and his people to their best life, their promised life. Through years of struggle…

Remember to Rest

From the moment we wake up until the time we go to sleep we are on the go. Americans are the busiest people on the planet, but not just because we are hard workers; we are busy because we are doing so much. Most of us are entertainment junkies. Whether we are entertaining others or…

Failure to Launch

When did becoming an adult become optional? More and more young people are choosing not to leave home, but I grew up in an era where this kind of behavior existed only due to extreme circumstances such a sick parent that requires care, or a pregnant teen that needs extra support. But even in those…