The Women At The Well: Session 1

**The Women At The Well is a new series of lesson plans for single moms. I have gathered a community of other single moms, who meet regularly, enjoy a meal together, learn together and hold each other accountable. I have developed a curriculum to teach at our gatherings. You are invited to follow along as we journey onto…

Undone by 208

Where has the time gone? I’ve had almost 10 years with my boys and I have no idea where the time went. They have birthdays coming up and what have I done to celebrate them? Where are all the pictures and scrapbooks commemorating their lives? How do I remember how little they were and celebrate…

Thank you ACLU

A nasty little rumor was being circulated that the American Civil Liberties Union was filing a lawsuit against the Marine Corps for praying.  At the height of this rumor, a stir in my family was created, a turning point if you will. I LOVE God, you all probably know that about me. I just read…

Parallel Lines

He’s 9, I’m 43. He spends his days in his 3rd grade classroom and I spend mine in an office at work. He talks to his friends about video games and I talk to mine about books. There is nothing remotely similar about our lives and yet we live in parallel lines. I asked my…

A Heart of Stone

“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take our your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.” Ezekial 36:26 I may appear to be a very generous person. I care about people, I show compassion, I give of my time…

Celibate

  So this is it: The mountain I am going to die on. Some days I think I’m really going to die alone and celibate on this mountain. For whatever reason, God has called me to be Holy in this area. Holy simply means to be set apart. To not follow the regular customs of…

Crumbs

“I’m not enough”. Do those words resonate with you? So often this is the filter I run everything through and determine I probably can’t be used by God. At the end of the day, sometimes before the day even starts, I have only a few crumbs of bread to feed all the people who cross…

Becoming…

I have an announcement to make, and I realize it will affect some of you more than others… I will RESUME dating May 2, 2014. Yes friends I have committed to a year of no dating. WHY, you ask. WHY on earth would you take yourself off the market?? I guess the best answer I…

For All The Least of These, It’s The Least I Could Do

I have two amazing boys that I have the absolute privilege to help raise. They are sweet, funny, kind, thoughtful and … speaking of privilege, they are privileged. We talk a lot about “first world problems” in my house. Things like “mom, we don’t have any snacks – all we have are Fritos”, “mom, I…

The Big Harries and More

As I was putting Christmas decorations away, I began wondering how my life will be different when I see my ornaments again next year. Will I have a different outlook, a change of heart for the holidays, a new accomplishment to celebrate, a new family to welcome into my home? This holiday season was really…

The Question I Can’t Answer and The One I Can

I get asked by a lot of friends who don’t know God why I believe in a God who lets bad things happen, like 20 kindergartners getting shot in school. I wish I had all of the answers to give you. I’m new to this too. I don’t know why bad things happen to good…