People have often told me that I have a great memory. I can remember some things others can't. Like the fact that when we were kids, my grandmother's friend Norma, used to stab us with safety pins when we didn't listen. I remember hiding behind the bed one day, because I knew she was going … Continue reading The Things I Forget To Remember
What does it really mean to "be still, and know He is God"? I used to think that the verse meant to spend time with God, read my Bible, and write in my prayer journal. And those are all good things, and I am not saying those things are not important, because they are vital! So, please keep reading your Bible, keep praying, keep finding those quiet times with God. I want to take this a step further though, because lots of people read their Bible, pray, and don't really know God.
"All jokes aside, I thought I was going to die today." Spoiler alert: I didn't say that. But someone we met minutes after the storm ended did. Sometimes you wonder if what you went through was really as bad as it seemed at the time, and that comment confirmed that, yes, the storm we had just went through was as bad as it seemed. And when your friend texts you later and says "your dad just told my dad you're all lucky to be alive"... yeah...
It was any other morning with my friend at the playground. Our kids were playing, and we were chatting. She was telling me that she has a long night ahead of her as she was going to do outreach in New York City that night. She was going to be doing strip club outreach … Continue reading The Broken Bride
Over the past couple of weeks I was at the doctors with Olivia 4 times. There was something wrong, and we couldn’t figure out what. She was not herself. The first time the doctor said maybe teething, the second time after she spiked a high fever out of nowhere the doctor said probably a viral … Continue reading Where Faith And Fear Lead
I have said this before but I am a little scared of the ocean. There have been a few things in my life that have caused this fear. One was when I lived in California and a wave crashed me really hard under the water and into the sand. Since then I have taken great … Continue reading Hello, Hurricane
As a mother comforts her child, so I will cover you Isaiah 66:13 Cover me mommy. Charlies says this every night as we put him to bed. Along with Pray daddy and sing Hosanna mommy. Bedtime is one of my favorite times of the day. And it's not because it's when the kids go to bed. … Continue reading I’ll Cover You
Charlie loves the beach, and the ocean. As soon as we get to the beach he loves to take off his shoes and run through the sand and splash in the water. It doesn't matter if the rocks are covered in seaweed, or there are fish swimming around his feet. Me? If by some chance … Continue reading The Depth Of The Ocean
A couple weeks ago, Mike was trying to get Charlie to jump in a pool, but Charlie was scared to jump if his dad wasn’t holding his hand. As Charlie stood at the edge of the pool with his life vest on, Mike kept saying I am strong and courageous, I won't be afraid over … Continue reading Til Kingdom Come
As like many of you, I don't remember a ton from my days growing up, but there are distinct memories that have stayed with me my entire life. There are moments of joy and laughter, but also moments of fears and tears. I remember waking up in the middle of the night as a young … Continue reading What Seeds Grow