Won’t you join me?

The first time I met an openly gay man I was in my early 20’s.  We worked for the same company and were certainly not friends.  He was married to a woman I was sure was just awesome and together had two beautiful children who he loved deeply.  Then, for reasons that boggled my mind, …

Ever-present help…

Hopelessness is powerful. It robs the soul of any light, and colors the world in hues of black, gray, and midnight blue.  A black hole, whirring and spinning, it drains potential, resources, passion and dreams.  Hopelessness consumes, destroys and plunders.  Its counter parts rage, disillusionment and death often accompany it bringing their own trifecta of …

New Perspectives to share…

It’s hard to believe it was a little over two years ago when I last sat down to write in this blog.   I was determined to leave the “Epicentered” season of life that this blog represented in my dust.  Perhaps more than ever, I am aware the events of 4.5 years ago are now forever part of …

Cover them with love…

I remember, over two years after my nurse overdosed me, openly professing to everyone I how I would hold my head high and not be ashamed.  I remember trusting the Lord with all my might and clinging to him with everything I could.  I remember writing blog after blog from the depths of my heart processing all the loss and frustration.  I …

“The hand you’re helping up today…”

As I turned my computer on and waited for this page to load, I saw an intriguing headline.  It read, Nick Cannon writes open letter to Amanda Bynes.  Because I am a parent of a totally cool 14-year-old girl, I know Nick Cannon is a popular rapper, radio personality and the host of America’s Got Talent.  I also know that …

Surprise

Do you remember the first time you were surprised at the sight of a rainbow?  I do.   I was just a young girl when it caught my eye from a distance.   Brilliant rose red, transformed into tangerine orange and then blended into canary-lemon yellow.  Soon the yellow melded into the  grandest green my eyes had ever seen.  Captured by its …

“If God Gotcha to it…”

A couple of days ago I wrote a blog about the heart ache that often fills our home. Days are long, answers are far and few between and it often seems as though we are struggling just to breathe. Most mornings, when Phillip and I awaken, we take time to pray together. The prayers are …

Come to me…

When I reflect on my life, just short two and a half years ago, I can’t help but yearn and ache for what once was. We were in a peaceful time of life. Phillip and my marriage was more stable and loving than it had ever been.  Deep, rich commitment filled our days and unity of …

No Greater Love…

John 15:13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Today, I completed another round of cognitive testing. I started full of confidence and left in tears of heartache. I can’t understand how one moment I can copy a complex picture of shapes and the next be totally unable …

Two Paths…

“Good morning Mom!”  James exclaimed full of joy and wonderment about what was about to happen.  As I rolled out of bed, I felt excitement too.  Downstairs Phillip brewed coffee and lit a fire in the fireplace in preparation for our family Christmas to begin. As I grabbed my sweatshirt, Faith came into the room …

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