Carried to the cross

For the last two weeks, I had the amazing privilege of hosting “Camp Chae Chae” for my two littles. It’s an annual event where we learn Bible stories, memorize verses, make crafts to go with our stories, play games, swim, bake, go on field trips and “jobs” to earn...

Look at your hands

Last year—when I was so sick with that thing we all know about— I thought I might be seeing Jesus at one point. As I lay there thinking about the details, it dawned on me…my hands! I always try to have my nails done because my fingers are short and stubby so I always...

Front porch girl

This is the house where it all began. I stopped by the other day when I was in my college town and it all came back when I saw the swing. The swing on this front porch is where I would sit and pray when I began my Master’s Degree in college. All my friends had...

Change your lens

“I can’t see a thing you’re talking about!” I said to the optometrist as she flipped the lenses on her machine.  My chin and forehead were glued to her contraption and my cute hair and eyelashes were now a thing of the past.  “Can you read the top line?” she asked in...

The excitement of an empty Easter

This Resurrection Sunday Jesus will once again rock history in the middle of emptiness. Church pews will be empty and many may ask: “What good can come from an ‘Empty Easter?'” Those who went to the tomb on Resurrection morning could identify. When Mary...

The days of “hows” and “what ifs”

When I was in college getting my Master’s Degree, I went through a tough year. Most of my friends had returned home after we got our Bachelors degrees so I was left to live on my own for the first time in my life. I lived in a little one bedroom house that had a swing...
Don’t be deceived

Don’t be deceived

Recently, my heart has been disturbed by unrepentance.  In today’s society, most want to emphasize the grace and love of God.  And while He certainly is a God of mercy, it seems that coming before God with a broken heart over our sin has become much less...
Choices in the Wrestling Ring

Choices in the Wrestling Ring

Today is June 6 and it is a special day in my heart. It has been three months to the day that my mom, my best friend, went home to be with Jesus…at 1:06 p.m. to be exact. As I sit at my desk and write, I can see her all over my office. Not literally, of course....