Lift Each Other Up

LoveThis past weekend there was a lot of hate and tragedy that occurred. To be honest, I’m still processing through it all myself. At a later time, I may share more of my thoughts but for tonight only few words need to be said.

Let’s love each other as Christ Jesus loved us, reader. Instead of spreading hate, let’s love those around us, support them, and build each other up. We don’t need to agree, but we can still offer love.

1 Corinthians 13 is known as the love chapter and it’s one of my favorite passages of Scripture. You might be asking, “What is love? What does love look like?” Well, let me Read More

Guest Post: Overcoming Paralysis

Tonight I’m taking a step back and giving some time to a wonderful young lady I had the pleasure of meeting a few years ago. Her soul is just as beautiful as her writing and I’m honored to give her time to share her heart tonight. Introducing Carrie Cabush!

Paralysis is not confined to the physical body. It can plague the mind and the heart, in ways admittedly figurative, but threatening nonetheless. Too often, we choose to do nothing, to believe in nothing, because we might be wrong. We fall prey to the fallacy that the world’s problems are Read More

The Empty Swing

swingThe sun had just begun to set and only minutes remained before the park closed for the night. The parents and children were all gathering their things from the day and were on their way out. She opened the gate that stood between the park and the parking lot, and stepped inside.

She heard the children laughing and talking, loudly at first. And then as the distance between she and the children grew, the noise slowly dissipated. In just moments, the park was empty and all that remained, was her.

She walked towards the now empty swings and fought back tears. As the breeze blew, she watched as Read More

In the midst

LAIn the midst of the crazybusychaos of life, take time to sit back and just breathe. I love being productive as much as (if not more) than the next person, but I’m recognizing the importance of rest.

I hope you find time this weekend to Read More

Don’t Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out

IMG_20160601_210538Please excuse the car selfie. I am quite happy today is the first day of June and I’m about to tell you why.

In a conversation with a co-worker today, I told him I was Read More

Like Father, Like Son

13119991_10207735194752739_5230672272594014915_o (1)This past weekend I ran off to the beach multiple times. I referenced it in my last post, but a particular incident that happened has stuck with me and I feel compelled to share.

As I sat on the beach, I looked around at the ocean, at the children laughing, and at the waves playfully crashing into the shore. As my eyes surveyed what was going on around me, I stopped on Read More

Give Me Jesus

OceanToday I escaped. I escaped from work, from interruptions, and from life. I needed time away from the craziness that life brings, time to unplug, and time to just be alone.

With the gorgeous weather we’re having, I decided to escape to the beach. It was emptier than I expected on this Memorial Day weekend, but it was a welcomed surprise.

I’ve had a lot going on in my mind lately – mainly a lot of questions without answers. Am I living out my purpose? What should my next investment be? Why am I surprised when people disappoint me? Is there something I should be doing with my life right now that I’m not? and the list goes on and on. Read More

Fostering The Broken Hearts

Baby2I love getting into conversation with individuals when fostering is the topic of discussion. I often hear the same reaction from everyone I speak to: “That’s so great you do that, but I could never. I couldn’t bear to let that child go. It’d be too painful.”

And every time, I politely smile
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Suffer Well

sufferwellA while ago I read an article about choosing a spouse who “suffers well.” It struck me as odd, but as I read the article I understood what the author was saying.

When you pick a friend or a spouse, do you want someone who crumbles under the weight of tragedy or misfortune? Or do you want someone who is able to Read More

Dinner Dates

DinnerTonight I had dinner with a close friend. I had texted her spur of the moment yesterday evening, expressing that I needed a friend to talk to and asked if she was free. She responded that she was and so, we planned a dinner date.

Now reader, if you know me at all, you know that is so not my typical MO. I usually want people to Read More