Kids, Parents, and Cardi B: a novel

Imagine a world where parents never instructed their children. No discipline, no guidelines. What if their aim was to be the child’s friend and they didn’t dare impose their values or common sense in fear of upsetting the child’s delicate psyche? Well, in some cases we don’t have to imagine. But, for the most part,…

Murder on The Golgotha Express

There’s a reason they released Barrabas. Gather around the campfire, and let me tell you a story: Mark 15:6-15 NLT[6] Now it was the governor’s custom each year during the Passover celebration to release one prisoner-anyone the people requested. [7] One of the prisoners at that time was Barabbas, a revolutionary who had committed murder…

My God Story

Guys. I have NEVER had it all together. Not before I was a Christian, and not since becoming one. I fall short every day. But if God can take the mess I was, the girl who thought she had zero value, then he can do the same for you. The amazing thing is, he longs…

I like Big Buts and I Cannot Lie

What situation seems impossible right now? Where do you feel helpless? I have good news. If you belong to Jesus, there is always, always, always hope. We have a God who is present and powerful. Things may not look good right now, but God is in control; working all things together for the good of…

Forty, Unsporty, and Thriving

41. The year you get a bird feeder for your birthday. And the terrifying thing is, you asked for it. It’s also apparently the year when I’m naming the different terms for “love” found in the Bible and I forget the word “phileo” (Greek for brotherly love) and instead say something that makes my co-ed…

Unplanned Blog Post

I stood outside an abortion clinic last Thursday and cried as couples went in and payed someone to kill their babies. A small group of us were there to pray and offer resources for crisis pregnancies, but no one changed their mind. My spirit was so heavy the rest of the day. My heart hurt…

Going Viral

These are strange times. I’ve never been part of a plague before. It’s hard to remember what it feels like to just go places without worrying about who might be carrying a deadly virus. Or if there will be toilet paper. Really, doomsday preppers? You had to take ALL of the Charmin? We are blessed….

Living Well

  I’ve never really been successful at…well, being successful. It’s not so bad, really. I have my comfort zone. There’s pizza there. But there’s this nagging question buzzing around in my head like an annoying little gnat lately: what if I am actually capable of way more than I think? What if I’ve been letting…

Blah Humbug? 

Hey, you!- the one trying to escape the pervasive sadness that sits like a wet blanket over you as you numbly go through the motions this holiday season- You want to feel warm and fuzzy, but you just don’t know how- I’m right there with you, friend.  I don’t know why you’re down. For me,…

A Christmas Wish For You

Would you still like Santa if he got drunk every now and then and pushed Mrs. Claus around? What if he had a gambling problem and there were bookies dressed as elves waiting to shake him down? Or how about if he was a compulsive liar and a chain smoker? You probably wouldn’t wait in…