40:40 Day 22

The night we prayed over a one-armed woman in MCV’s emergency room started innocently enough. Julia and I were leading Tuesday night Bible study at my first floor duplex on Idlewood. Every week we’d have between six to twelve women (mostly college age) packed in my cheery yellow living room to share food, laughs, and…

40:40 Day 5

GSU My parent’s dumb cat Harriet went missing while they were in Florida. Aunt Mary was going over to the house to feed her and make sure she was in at night, but three days in she went over at dusk and there was no sign of H. Harriet would often roam the wooded hills…

40:40 Day 3

Today’s God Showed Up is one I heard from Francis Chan, a dynamic Chinese-American pastor from California. Francis is serious about God and heartbroken about the state of the church in America. His life and teaching demonstrate a fierce passion for the people of God to live according to God’s word and for God’s kingdom….

40:40 Day 2

Happy Tuesday! In case you missed yesterday’s post, I’m committing to 40 days of remembering God’s faithfulness to bolster my faith, and 40 days of prayer, knowing God can do all that we pray for and more according to His will if we only have the faith to ask!  Today’s GSU (God Showed Up) Story:…

40:40 Day OneĀ 

Silence fills the room.  The lamp glows, warm and sunny over soft blankets and small stacks of books and journals. I’ve just finished my first week of a new forty days of prayer, and as I snuggle in on a quiet Sunday night, I can’t help but wonder if I’m really making a difference. When…

New Year’s, Poop, and Limousines

I never thought a cat dropping a deuce could bring me so much joy, yet here I sit, watching intensely as Bentley enters the ring..um..litter box. He strains, he shudders, and…the eagle has landed! The crowd goes wild! Well, by the crowd I mean me, obviously. These past ten days have been eventful. I had…

Life On My Knees

We stood there in the gym of Clark Springs Elementary, rows of metal folding chairs lined up behind us as brothers and sisters from every walk of life sang in unison. Worship was always inspiring at Aletheia Richmond, and the Spirit of God was undeniably in our midst as Erin and Keilan led a in…

Struggle Buses and Cat Pee

Note to self: Wine Tour Party Buses are not your friend. Happy Birthday, Ashley! Moving on. Do you ever have times where your life motto could be “If it ain’t broke it will be tomorrow”? I just came back in from attempting to mow the lawn. I filled the little gas tank, revved the engine,…

Anxiety Much?

Yesterday was THE BIG DAY. The day I was waiting to find out just how screwed I’d be, car wise. Would I have to buy a new car? Would they give me three hundred dollars for everything as my step-dad secretly dreaded? What could I buy for three hundred dollars? A Schwinn and a purple…

My Spirit Animal is Eeyore

I’m changing my name and moving to Puerto Rico. I am, henceforth, going to be called Angelica Diaz and my address will be 123 Calle de La Playa. Worry makes even a sunny day seem grey and foreboding. It makes me want to pack a bag and just put distance between myself and my problems….