Thank you for the advice…

In response to the outpouring of advice I received after my last post, I have to thank you all, and I feel compelled to update you. Everything is out in the open now, and both sides are aware of it. Here’s the part I didn’t tell you in my last message… I am the wife….

Please, I need some advice…

I don’t normally don’t do this. I don’t normally use social media as a platform to try to solve personal problems, but this isn’t exactly a personal problem. As a Christian, I feel like it’s important that if I take a stance on something it lines up with Biblical standards, and I’m in a position…

Help Wanted… Needed!

It occurred to me a couple of weeks ago that a life of dedication to God would be so much easier if the things that we lay down on the altar of sacrifice would just stay dead! (Galatians 5:24) And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. I sat in this…

Beyond Death

I was working on a different post only minutes ago, when I heard some very heartbreaking news about a young girl who passed away  just yesterday afternoon. She was an elementary school student in the area, and from what I understand, it started out as a regular seasonal illness. I don’t know the child, the…

Complete the Story

A couple months ago, my husband found a writing exercise book for me, called “Complete the Story” by Piccadilly. It begins a page with a couple sentences, and it is your job to complete the story. I decided to join the first two writing exercises into one story. This is nothing like my normal writing,…

Feels Like a Quittin’ Day…

Some days feel like quittin’ days. Some days cause you to look around your world and wonder, “What am I doing wrong? How am I such a mess? Why do I keep failing, and where is that peace that seems so readily available to everyone else?” Chaos is calling. Kids are fighting. You have lost…

Beauty From Ashes

I’ve had something on my heart since yesterday morning after listening to a very brave woman share the story about how her life was affected when she lost her son to suicide not so very long ago. She closed her video with a plea for people to “stay.” She wished she could help those suffering…

What are You Holding?

This morning I sat in a pew and listened to my husband give a message to our church family entitled, “What are You Holding?” As he stood there physically holding a power point clicker in one hand and metaphorically holding the attention of the congregation in the other, he challenged those listening to look at…

The Presents of God

Some people hate surprises, don’t like parties, and could definitely live without the battle that ensues when trying to free the package their grandma just gave them from its layers of tape and wrapping paper, but most EVERYBODY loves presents! If the person giving you the present knows you and knows what you like, then the…

One Simple Paragraph

Sometimes when I have nothing profound to say, or simply no energy to produce a heart felt, thought provoking piece of writing that challenges and encourages its readers, I still find myself with restless fingers that long to tap, tap, tap on my computer keyboard. No lesson is begging to be revealed. No wisdom is…

The Sticker Chart

If you have a child, you either have experienced the joys of potty training, or will soon do so. I’ve heard of many different methods used by many different people for the purposes of potty training, but none as popular as the famous sticker chart. You know how it works. A potty on the toilet…

Not The One For The Job…

Imagine walking into a law firm with a resume in your hand containing a list of all your skills and several part-time jobs that you held while working towards your degree. You finally received your diploma and knew that it was time to jump right into the work force. It was time to follow your…