New Year’s Revelation

I trace the stitching of a leather journal.  Three years of my life are held within its pages. I marvel how the cover still looks new, how it gives the illusion that its contents are just as smooth and polished.  Covers can be deceiving. I know what lies upon the worn, unedited pages . Ink stained prayers […]

The Question

I held the phone to my ear as she spoke. It was as close as I could get being hundreds of miles away. How desperately I wanted to hold her hand and give her the assurance she needed as she began this new adventure. Actually, I wanted to do something else… “Ask her,” my heart […]

How easily we believe the lies of the world and the enemy. The only way to wage war against such deception is to take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17).  Take comfort, dear friends, in these words of truth.

Love Letter from God

(Dear One, this letter is for you. Yes, you. Whether this is the first time you read it or the hundredth, it is no mistake you are here. Read the following God-breathed scriptures and allow them to soak into your soul. Underline them in your bible. Memorize them. God wants you to know that you are […]

Leaving the Shallow End of Life

“You’re late.  Jump in.” My 8th grade teacher pointed to the deep end of the swimming pool.  I opened my mouth to speak, but the words became lost in fear.  Clutching the towel around my awkward, shivering body, I walked to the edge of the pool and scanned its co-ed contents, looking for a friendly […]

Letting Go of Anxiety- part 2

It is a familiar pattern now, almost laughable in its predictability.  I have become quite adept at laying my anxiety before the Lord.  I give Him my worries, fears, and regrets- my sin, shame and concerns.  I lay it before Him in exchange for His forgiveness and peace.  I rest within His grace and all […]

Letting Go of Anxiety- part 1

“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.  But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed.”  1 Peter 4:12-13.  Quite simply, it is through the experience of darkness that we learn the value the […]

A Tree Planted

I admit it.  I feel a special kinship with this tree.  We understand each other. We both endured a great and consistent wind that formed and shaped our lives. My “wind” began like most… a constant breeze with a few occasional gusts.  Life presented me with its typical struggles and challenges and I took pride […]

Words Like a River

And so I begin this humble attempt to calm the raging and wild words within.  Like a river, my words are unruly, unpredictable, and untamed. I wade through the waters and long for a place to rest from the rushing currents, a place that provides clarity and focus to my thoughts.  Such is my life as a writer. […]