Letting Go

You know when you know. The decision is clear. But next year would be a better time. Up until just two days ago, I had a plan. It was a sound plan and it allowed me a little more time to embrace the truth, I must let go. It was the middle of night, I…

Women At The Well – Session 2

Women at the Well Finding Our Worth in Jesus – Session 2     READ JOHN 8:1-11 Notes from Jesus forgiving the adulterous woman taken from “The Life Application Study Bible, NLT” and the notes in italic are my thoughts to you.   8:3-6 The Jewish leaders had already disregarded the law by arresting the…

Back In The Saddle

*I know you’ve all be anxiously awaiting my return to the dating scene. Some of you have even doubted that I could make it an entire year. Well, I made it and I even lived to tell that tale.  This piece is one I’ve written for MOPS International’s publication The Fridge Door. It will be…

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…

2014 – Climbing Through The Fear

Originally posted on A Soft Place to Land Blog:
I’m on the side of the mountain, looking down the rocky steep drop just to the right of me. I’m speechless at the majestic views all around, surrounded by rich in vibrant colors of greens, grays and blues.  The mountain ranges to the east and north…

2014 – Climbing Through The Fear

I’m on the side of the mountain, looking down the rocky steep drop just to the right of me. I’m speechless at the majestic views all around, surrounded by rich in vibrant colors of greens, grays and blues.  The mountain ranges to the east and north are covered in the greenest trees and quiet mountain…

The Butterfly

Have you ever watched a caterpillar transform into a butterfly right before your very eyes?  Impossible you say? But how cool would it be to see? Well, I have seen it!! The caterpillar is my sister and I almost missed the splendid opportunity. Standing in the kitchen, proud of the clean and polished surfaces I’ve…

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…