Two years ago this May, I began serving in a recovery home called Grace House. It has been hard, fun, exciting and exasperating all at the same time. But mostly, it has been one of the greatest learning experiences I have ever had. And I, as always, am compelled to share with you what I've learned. … Continue reading learning from addiction
At the end of last year (day before yesterday doesn't sound as good) I looked back and saw all that God had done in my life in 2014. It was good for me and helped alleviate some of the guilt of a life less lived. Today, I feel the need to do a little verbal … Continue reading unicorn dreams
It's the last day of the year and I'm not sure how that happened. I'm not ready. I don't have my lists made yet, my house is still dirty from Easter and I have a lot of weight to lose before tomorrow. Happens every year. December 31st is always a hard day for me. Inevitably I … Continue reading 2014 ~ a good year for God and house plants
She showed me her little clay pot that was a lovely shade of blue. I was surprised at how beautiful it was. Beautiful and cracked. Broken and whole. Jagged lines ran up and down and sideways all over it. It wasn't hard to figure out what had happened. Because when something has been broken and put back together...it shows. It … Continue reading broken and whole
Life is sweet on the straight road, even if the road is narrow. Yes, the straight and narrow is easy travelling. Pick up and put down those feet because I see where I'm going and the view is wide on this narrow road. The plan filled with all my "someday" things is in hand and … Continue reading what do you do when the road bends?
In the midst of having no time for mundane things like dusting because your life is, quite frankly, a little out of control in the fast lane - God carves out two weeks to stop it all and go away to a place where getting the house dusted is not on anyone's to do list. … Continue reading God in the middle east
It began with Believing for Wonderful. Then there was a teaching in the discipleship school. We wrote on a name tag the negative word that describes how we really tend to identify ourselves. My name tag was too small. I wrote Insecure because it was the least revealing and I wasn't ready for this class of … Continue reading drum beats