She Got It

She was the one. The only one that understood the magnitude of my struggles. The depth of pain it caused to the extent of hope it drew out. She was my sweet sister, mother in the faith, and inspiring friend — Deb. Deb related to me on a level that no one else had. Being…

A Beautiful Goodbye

As they rolled her out from therapy where we were sitting in the waiting area, tears welled up in my eyes. My daughter started a light quiet sob and I could read the sadness on my son’s face. Our beloved Mamaw gazed off into the distance as if she wasn’t there in her mind; so…

Poem: Picking a Fight

I will take everything you say, And make it wrong, Turn it into something it’s not, Some nasty old song. Evil’s not your intent, But I will make it that way. My sensitive mind is made up, No matter what you say. I want to push you, For my own selfish reason, To unfairly provoke…

Overcoming the Power of the Dragon

He attacks so suddenly. That nasty monster of disabling chronic illness. Oh how scary it is when the beast strikes. What turmoil he creates in his path. He's a dragon that has no mercy on his victim -- with no way for the knight to slay his nastiness for his lady. What's a knight to…

Poem: Weddings Are Convicting

A couple deep in love, With stars in their eyes, A future so hopeful; Do I still have these ties? The godly minister, Gives the covenant roles, Guidance from their Creator; Am I upholding our souls? Promises are pronounced, Vows to always stay true, Even through great hardships; Have I seen mine through? Weddings are…

Waste and Lowliness

Yesterday morning, before I got out of bed, I was praying that God would teach me lowliness. When I went to let the dog outside there was dog waste all over the room. Don't think you can get much more lowly than cleaning up piles of dog waste. As I reluctantly cleaned up the mess…

Baggage

It's hard to have conversations that carry a lot of baggage, but they must be had if you're ever going to empty the suitcases. “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First…

Who Do You Want to Be?

You have been given the right to choose the person you want to be. Because of this, you must decide what you truly want in life if you want to live with purpose. Once you identify what you truly want, then your choices can become intentional. Here is a general blueprint in helping you determine…

Poem: To Address or Let It Go

It's bothering me, Something said or done, Don't know whether to address, Or let it go. What if it hinders our relationship, Causes more issues, Closes off communication, Unnecessary hurt feelings? It could be an opportunity to grow, In a difficult circumstance, If we jointly work together, And learn to love deeper. With prayer I…