God Doesn’t Make Mistakes

The Struggle is Real I struggle with food.  For years I have believed a lie that my worth is directly related to the number I see on the scale.  Lately, God is showing me the lies that I have not only believed, but projected onto others.  I know God’s love is unconditional.  But yet, deep […]


Butter Dishes & Breaking Bad Habits

I save butter dishes and plastic bowls. When I was young, I remember my grandmother saving every plastic container:  butter bowls, Cool Whip containers, sour cream dishes…all of them neatly stacked and stored along with the matching lids.  After dinner we would store left-overs in these plastic containers of many sizes and shapes.  It became […]


Jesus is Bigger Than Depression, Disease, & Disorders

I can be naive.  In my rural hometown of less than 1200 people, everyone knows everyone.  Growing up with my grandparents and extended family down the street from where I lived is something I cherish. We went to church on Sundays and always ate Sunday dinner together afterward.  It was normal to be active in […]


It Is For Freedom He Set Us Free

Have you experienced fear? I mean true fear….the kind of fear that cripples your movement, thoughts, and hinders daily life? Me too.  Read about my story and how I overcame fear and stepped into God’s promise of freedom… My story One summer when I was in college, my friend, Tonya, invited me to spend a couple […]


Pain: How a Bicycle Changed My Perspective

Have you ever been in a place where things are falling into place perfectly in your life only to have a “life bomb” drop and explode in your face?  Maybe you had a wonderful job, a loving companion, you were healthy, or a loving support system of friends and family.  Then something happened….you were in pain, disappointed […]


Overcoming Fear by Kicking the Devil

Have you ever tried to get a point across to someone in a strange way? Well, I tried to explain to my 7-year-old how to take control of his fear….Beware, it’s hilarious (to me) but not altogether one of my finer moments (explanation to come!). My boys and I love to watch movies together and […]

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Living Water Moves Mountains

It seems there are two kinds of people in the world: those who like to drink water and those (like me) who struggle to drink the recommended 8 glasses every day. Water is essential to life, physically and spiritually. Physically, our body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues and makes up more […]


Why is “The Shack” controversial?

I recently watched the newly released move, “The Shack“.  There are a lot of  opinions and critiques (both positive and negative) about this film.  This is to be expected with any movie but especially movies that speak of Jesus.  The name of Jesus offends people.  It is controversial.  The bible says that there is power […]

Does God like me? Understand what God says you are and what he thinks about you

I Am What God Says I Am

Have you ever had a dream where you were so upset you were sobbing in the dream? I woke up this morning,earlier than usual, because of a dream that ended with gut wrenching tears.  It was not a bad dream.  It was a simple dream where I was in a race, but I was confused […]