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”

On the Eve of Breakthrough

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 curseContinue reading “On the Eve of Breakthrough”

There Is A Place

There is a place where the Spirit is alive,And the reward of all who believe is everlasting life. There is a place where you can taste and see that He is good, Where all can be restored and His will is understood. There is a place where vision is regained to once sin blinded eyes,Continue reading “There Is A Place”

Is That All You Have?

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 IContinue reading “Is That All You Have?”