What Will (or Did) You Ponder?

Looking through my blog I was interested to see what my very first post was. I had made a website and had wisdom to share with the world! While it may be a bit sophomoric, I’m happy to see some things don’t change. Continue reading

When Suicide Hits Close to Home

Beth headshost 24Those of you who know me know I have a heart for those who deal with various forms of brokenness. Most forms of brokenness come when Life veers from what’s perceived as normal. A year ago my path briefly crossed with Beth Saadati, and I counted the days until we could meet again.

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Using Words that Count

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Our hearts are full of love as we set a course full of good things when we hold our swaddled babies in our arms. We never want heartache and pain to enter their little worlds.

But it does, and sometimes we can’t save them.

Take a moment and read Beth Miesse Saadati’s latest post, It Shouldn’t Have End This Way: The Epilogue to My Daughter’s Suicide Note. Beth has felt pain no parent should feel. Maybe her words can be used to reach that special person, letting them know that they are loved.

Our children need to hear us–really hear what we say–when we tell them bad situations don’t last forever. They need to know they matter; that they fill our lives with joy every day.

Love you, Beth, and am praying for you and your family..

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I Just Want to be With Him

A great question for all Christians … why did you choose to be a Christian? A great post.

Separated by 12 hours, my entire mind and body ached for James. Newly engaged, I felt only half of a person waiting for my wedding day to be complete. My life was one thing:  waiting.  I …

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Seize 2015

clapping handsWatching the calendar change into a new year can be miserable if there instability surrounding your life. In fact, it can be down-right debilitating. But you can do it! You’ve left dark days and situations behind. Circumstances may follow you into the new year, but you have an opportunity to control your attitude.

Celebrate! You’ve survived 2014, so take a bow. Now is your challenge. Make 2015 your year. Set a plan—your plan.

If you need to bring a fresh look into your world and don’t know how to find one, I suggest you look at https://www.youversion.com/. Reading plans are available for your needs—a scratch for every itch.

May 2015 be filled with wonder and purpose for you. If you’re here to experience 2015, you’ve a reason to practice gratitude.

The Next Chapter

Mark and Grace Driscoll with family

Mark and Grace Driscoll with family

It’s saddened my heart to read and hear these past months of the choices and consequences of Mark Driscoll. It also confused me, because I thought I had heard the voice of a man who loved Jesus–and loved Jesus first.

It appears that Driscoll got caught up being Mark Driscoll. But the responses from some well-mean Christians made me sad as well.

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