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…

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…

Still Becoming…

I’ve been rather challenged by my year off dating, and maybe not because of the reason you think. I am very surprised at the number of strong opinions AND the depth at which people care about my personal life.  Because people are people and they aren’t afraid to voice their opinion, I have had to…

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…