• Have You Paid Your Toll?

    I am not going to lie; right now I feel like a liar, a big fat liar, liar pants on fire.  I titled this blog, “Getting Real” because it was my intention to do just that.  However, in my quest not to write out of hurt or anger, I don’t feel like I’m very real.… Continue Reading

  • Just Say No to Writing Angry

    For me, writing angry or hurt is like drunk dialing……something that should be avoided at all cost.  Don’t worry, I have been writing, just not writing that should be read by anyone….at least not yet. If there is one thing I have learned over the years is that when I am hurt I tend to… Continue Reading

  • Reblog Friday: Countering Culture

    I know it is Reblog Friday, but I have been bad this week and haven’t had much time to visit other sites.  So, I will do a modified “reblog” and share an excerpt out of David Platt’s Counter Culture that has been on my mind for a few weeks now as the ISIS issues intensify,… Continue Reading

  • Day One of The Rest of My Life

    Happy Wednesday to you all! I try to be very careful to not overwrite about myself on this blog as it is more geared to discipleship, so many of you are unaware of some health issues I am facing/have faced.  About six years ago I battled with hyperthyroidism.  While it can be treated with medication… Continue Reading

  • Out of the Mouths of Babes

    I love when inspiration smacks me upside the head.  That is exactly what happened to me today and all from the sweetest five-year-old girl named Heavenly Joy.  Yes, this girl has talent, but it is her words and heart for Jesus that captivates me and reminds me that all is not lost during these dark… Continue Reading

  • The Big Fat Elephant in the Room

    Hmmm…I’m feeling like it is time for a new mini-series.  The topic on my heart is even more controversial than the last one (on marriage).  Everyone and anyone who is helping me with my blog or my writing is screaming, “No, No, No, please don’t,” but I don’t think I can help myself.  I have… Continue Reading