There’s More To Us Than Our Worst Moments

"Movement is life." He said it like it was gospel. I guess if you’re needing a chiropractor, it's what you want to hear. Still, his comment hung hollow in the air. "Listen to your body. It tells you what it needs." Those were the words that touched a nerve. All day I'd been questioning what … Continue reading There’s More To Us Than Our Worst Moments

Love’s Not Compulsion: Love Is Conversion

We volunteered our marital expertise for a marriage preparation class and fought before every meeting. Tried talking couples out of the clouds. But it couldn’t be done—because there’s something overpowering about becoming one. “The mystery which has been hidden for ages and from all generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them … Continue reading Love’s Not Compulsion: Love Is Conversion

For-Life: In And Out of the Womb (We Don’t Have to Pick Sides)

When I was 17, it was 1981. At home pregnancy tests were not well known, but I knew I was pregnant before he drove me to the doctor. We’d discussed what I would do if this should ever happen months ago under the moon. (It’s not as though we were oblivious to the fire we … Continue reading For-Life: In And Out of the Womb (We Don’t Have to Pick Sides)

The One Way to A Whole Heart Is A Broken One (The Whole Heart of Christmas)

It feels like a whole other lifetime since then — the hour my husband confessed his moment of infidelity. A split second can change your life forever, but what you ultimately uncover can change your future for the better. NOTHING HELPS US BECOME MORE LIKE A CHILD QUITE LIKE THE CHILD WHO BECAME A MAN … Continue reading The One Way to A Whole Heart Is A Broken One (The Whole Heart of Christmas)

You Take Brave Steps Toward Loving Others When You Count Yourself Worth His Love

My Mama is not to be trifled with. She and Dad left suburban life broke, but determined to give their kids what they never had. Owning land, breeding animals, and growing fields in wide open spaces was the backdrop for a family that sticks together. Before my sister and I arrived Mama birthed two boys, breech. … Continue reading You Take Brave Steps Toward Loving Others When You Count Yourself Worth His Love

The Library

What's not to love about it? When my kids were little we visited the library weekly. In fact my oldest daughter says, "That's one of my best memories as a child." (Hallelujah, she has one.) Their little eyes roaming for titles, Nancy Drew, The Baby-Sitters Club, The Berenstain Bears, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. My youngest remembers … Continue reading The Library

No Longer

Hold the phone!My soul has been taxed way to long by the governing authority. Who, according to scripture, is the devil. I have underestimated the tyranny of this reality. I was under the oppression that God was ruling this disaster---poverty, abuse, terrorism, death. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Satan is heading up this deal. "the ruler of … Continue reading No Longer

Without a Sound

I eat, and it does not satisfy...Yet, I want for more.I sleep, and I wake,while rest waits at my door.I wash and dress,longing for change...Though my garments are fresh,they're just more of the same.How do You whisper, without a sound?Make plenty,without being found?How do You embrace, without touch...sooth, comfort,and cover up?The body brings pain,the Spirit echoes life.You, … Continue reading Without a Sound