Exchanging Ashes for Beauty

I grew up in the foster care system in Michigan. My mother had been sexually assaulted at the age of fourteen and conceived me. As a result, the sum of her childhood traumas led her to turn to drugs and prostitution. She had six children by the time she was twenty years old. My siblingsContinue reading “Exchanging Ashes for Beauty”

Call…Don’t Fall!

While in the rehabilitation hospital after my surgeries in 2016, I was surrounded by signs that read, “Call Don’t Fall”. It reminded me of Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Initially, this can apply to when we accept the Lord into our lives but I wantContinue reading “Call…Don’t Fall!”

Listen!

Listen when it’s busy, Listen when it’s still. Listen when you’re healthy, Listen when you’re ill. Listen when it’s dark and dim, Listen when light shines through. Listen even in your sadness because I want to speak to you. Listen my children because your life depends on it, I had to shut things down justContinue reading “Listen!”