In my life, I have experienced times of great joy and peace. However, there have also been times of great pain, suffering, and chaos. One of those times occurred during the recovery period after my second surgery, I found myself in the greatest physical pain of my life. It was excruciating. I was lying in… Continue reading Offer It Up (Lay It All Down)
One of my pet peeves is being ignored. There is nothing more irritating than calling, texting, or speaking to someone and them not answering knowing you are talking to them. If it bothers me, I can only imagine how the Father feels when He is speaking and we fail to answer. I'm guilty of ignoring… Continue reading Will You Answer?
When you seem to find yourself in the darkest of the night, And your soul yearns deeply for the smallest glimpse of light. When you're alone and no one seems to hear although you shout,And the foundation beneath you is shaken, filling you with doubt. While friends as if you're Job are saying, "Just curse… Continue reading On the Eve of Breakthrough
Life can be very interesting. It has a way of hitting you over the head and opening your eyes. A few years ago, I got an eye-opener. I realized that a great part of my life had been spent building and salvaging relationships. From a young age, I have always had to be the one… Continue reading What Triggers You?
Fall is my favorite season. It is representative of the transition from the smoldering heat of summer to the cold of winter. Now, I am speaking from an ideal perspective. However, I live in Texas so it usually doesn't happen that way. It is not unusual for fall to have 90-degree weather but due to… Continue reading Deciduous or Evergreen: Which One Are You?
This season of my life has led me to pull away from certain things and focus on my spiritual growth as well as my health. During this time, I've also found myself enjoying the simplicity that comes with solitude and minimal distraction. Since becoming a stay at home mom, I've found great joy in being… Continue reading Break Away
Let me be the first to say that I detest grocery shopping. From the lines, insufficient registers, and crowds, I could do without all of it. Let's just say I try to avoid it at all means. I make every effort to get everything I think we may need every time I go because I… Continue reading Is That All You Have?
This past week has been a challenge. Our daughter came home last Monday from school not feeling well and it led to a sequence of unexpected events. Throughout the night, she kept waking up feverish, with a headache, saying that she was being bitten while sleeping and bumps kept popping up all over her body.… Continue reading So They May Know
Have you ever stood in front of the mirror and took inventory of all your imperfections? I have. Have you ever taken a moment to think about the story behind each of them? I can remember some of them quite vividly. On the other hand, there are some that I have no idea about where… Continue reading Our Scars: Signs of Victory
Our oldest son has always had a love for the game of football. He is very passionate about it and has an affinity for it. He loves football like I love to write and teach science. He lives for the game and studies it. He is always talking about football. He loves to play. I… Continue reading Your Gift, Your Choice