One Tiny Pierce

This is a strange time in history. Each day, it seems we are closer to saying goodbye to life as we have known it. I know that sounds dramatic. I believe that our society is declining at a rapid pace. The underbelly of cause lies in the battle for souls, spiritual in nature. We see…

My Hope Is In You

“For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.”  Psalm36:9 I think every parent has, more than just a time or two, experienced gripping panic when it comes to the well-being of their children.  I know I sure have!  None of us has all the answers, and we certainly don’t…

Is There A Dog in Here?

I just had my 47th birthday! That morning I awoke with God’s tender reminder of how loved I am. The thoughts of Him covering me through every storm, giving me life and being my Rock and Hope for those 47 years washed over my mind and heart with force. Gratitude is a gift from God….

He Never Leaves (updated post with song attached)

I wrote the verses to this song (video at the end of this post) some time ago. I found Psalm 13 in the midst of constructing this song and that is where the chorus and bridge/ending came about. I have written honestly about feeling alone and wondering where God is in times of darkness. At…

Do You Love Me?

Nothing feels better than when selflessness is lived out and expressed as genuine love. Why is it so difficult to love that way at all times? It is easier to love without reservation if the reciprocation of that love is guaranteed. How many times do we have an idea to reach out to someone but…

Mother’s Day Thoughts (A Mother’s Perspective)

Before I speak from a mother’s perspective, I’d like to acknowledge my mom from a daughter’s perspective.  Mom, I don’t know how you communicated love so easily.  You may not even have realized it.  I never felt controlled by you or uncertain of your love for me.  The confidence I had and have now about…

LIGHT from the Start

I have referenced my on and off again battle with depression a couple of times now on this platform. While I’m not ashamed of the struggles, it is difficult to put something so personal out there for all of the many opinions or pre-conceived notions to stir.  I can truly understand those who don’t understand….

The Truth Matters

Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me…”  John 14:5, 6 Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the…

When in Doubt

This post will be sort of a two-in-one.  Bear with me.  I had been planning to blog about a trip to Yosemite that we took this past Labor Day weekend.  I could spend time telling about how we had no reservations and looked until a little later than dusk before we finally found a place…

That Name

I was deeply moved by the all-consuming power and presence of God this past weekend at church.  Yes, church is a place I often feel the presence of God, but this week was something entirely unique.  The hushed gentle breeze that blew through our midst was full of impact in an extraordinary way.  Simply because…

Broken (Without You)

I wrote this song when I was face to face with the insecurity in my heart, allowing me to see clearly how potentially damaging that could be to healthy relationships with my dear loved ones. Even my good deeds can have self-centered motives if I leave my insecurities unchecked.  Pride, jealousy, fear, discontent can all…