When you think of an anniversary, you would like to think of a happy occasion but, unfortunately, that is not always the case in life. How do you approach the anniversary of the worst day of your life? I'm going to be completely honest here and say upfront this might be a TRIGGER WARNING to…Read more A Year Without You
They say grief comes in waves. Don't picture a calm shoreline. It may be like that some days But some days its a hurricane. The rain is beating me down. I can't stand on my own. The waves threaten to drown. I can't get to safety. Then I see a hand. It reaches into the…Read more Waves
I know you have heard it. The well-meaning sympathizers who try to comfort you in times of trial with the popular phrase “God will never give you more than you can handle.” It has crept into our churches and has found it's way into our theologies. While there is a place in Scripture that is…Read more When God gives us more than we can handle
I have thought about writing this so many times in the last few months. I just wasn't quite sure what to say or how to begin, but here we go. Earlier this year I wrote about waiting and now I am here to say that the thing I was waiting on most has finally…Read more Praise!
I am uncomfortable. Let's be honest, I'm not a planner, theologian, teacher, or a retainer of information. If you ask me details about most situations (even if you told me all this yesterday), I will probably have no idea what to tell you. I am shy, hate to take charge, stumble over myself in important…Read more I am uncomfortable
If I could describe myself in one word right now, it would be tired. Or exhausted. We have been going, going, going the past few weeks. Last month we had youth camp, the week after that we moved back to Oklahoma, the week after that is this week which is VBS at our new church.…Read more Call Me Tired
My husband and I have been working in youth ministry for 6 years or so and I have seen somethings that I don't care for. A lot of people tend to think that teenagers are like children, that they need someone to babysit them, and that they can't really help out in the church much.…Read more Can We Not?