A Harvest of Joy, Planted With Tears

It never gets easy, celebrating your child's birthday at a cemetery--that never gets easy. Especially, on a milestone birthday like today; Aryanna would be 15 years old.  I remember the day she was born, the nurses rolling her into my room and swiftly disappearing.  I remember looking at this 8lb. 12 oz. tiny human and … Continue reading A Harvest of Joy, Planted With Tears

Feed Your Faith, Not Your Fears

He stood at the edge and peered down; beaded droplets glided down the side of his face, and landed on his sweat-drenched shirt. I could feel his adrenaline racing, and I knew his heart was pumping...thump-thump, thump-thump, thump-thump. He glanced over at me, then took a couple steps back. One step forward. Two steps back. … Continue reading Feed Your Faith, Not Your Fears

Lay Your Baggage of Burdens Down

Here we are, two weeks into the New Year and all I can think is, "wow, where did the time go?" It feels like Christmas was just here -- I blinked and suddenly bam, I’m thrusted into a new year! I certainly thought all of my goals and visions would have been laid out by now but … Continue reading Lay Your Baggage of Burdens Down

Meditation Monday:  Without Faith it is Impossible to Please God

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” ‭(Hebrews‬ ‭11:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬) Heavenly Father, I believe -- I believe that I exist because YOU exist. I believe in the maker of heaven and earth - the … Continue reading Meditation Monday:  Without Faith it is Impossible to Please God

God’s Plan is Perfect (even if it’s not my perfect plan) 

Would you agree that our culture today has become oversaturated with ‘purpose’ and ‘abundance’ and ‘self’? I’m not talking just about the world, but in the Christian community as well. How many times have you heard and regurgitated ‘God has a plan for my life’ as a movie reel, ideal for the big screen, plays … Continue reading God’s Plan is Perfect (even if it’s not my perfect plan) 

Meditation Monday: Doers of the Word

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Doers of the Word

It Is Finished

   As I reflect on the significance of today, I'm flooded with so many emotions.   Such a bittersweet reflection to just meditate on the fact that God came down to this Earth in human form; that He left the most glorious of places - Heaven - to come down to this miserable and lowly … Continue reading It Is Finished

What does it mean to ‘be still’ in a world that is so busy?

“Be still, and know that I am God!” Psalms‬ ‭46:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Be still…what does that even mean these days? When every minute of every day is crammed with ‘stuff’ -- from deadlines, to to-dos and not to mention the all too draining internet overload there is absolutely no time to ‘be still’. Even in my … Continue reading What does it mean to ‘be still’ in a world that is so busy?