2 Truths You Must Embrace to Live an Authentic Life

and remain steadfast in the face of challenges

I’ve always believed that knowing Jesus should make a real difference – not only in terms of where we spend the hereafter – but also in the here-&-now of our daily existence. So how do we connect the dots between what we believe & what happens to us in “real” life? Or do we? As […]

How to Deal with a Difficult Person

something needed to change

Not long ago, I spent the better part of 18 months in a highly toxic environment. The woman in charge was fearful. Angry. Tight-fisted. Controlling. Micro-manager to the max. She was an emotional bully & my growing disdain for her was understandable. That is, until the Holy Spirit reminded me of Jesus’ words … “Love your enemies […]

Why It’s Not Too Late

the futility of giving up on your dreams

When my first husband left, I was 33 years old with 3 sons (ages 12, 8, and 5 years at the time) … and a high school diploma. We’d married the summer after his freshman year in college. Six weeks after he completed his bachelor’s degree, our first son was born. Six weeks after that, […]

Visibly Shaken

a few moments can change everything

Beginning where we left off last time … No wonder she escaped so often … sometimes to neighbors’.  Sometimes to her only friend’s house.  Mostly to her church.  She felt safe at church.  She knew it’s where she belonged. When she was younger and lived on the other side of town, she’d ridden the Sunday […]

How to Live Undaunted & Filled with Wisdom

You have a dream for your life. God actually gave it to you Himself. His desire is that you would live undaunted. That is, He does not want you to be intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment. However, life often feels like everything is going against you. You’re in a battle. A battle […]