What God Can Do With A Drunken Move And Other Embarrassing Stuff

Half of the people who know Dwight & I can’t imagine us partying, drunk or high. The other half can’t imagine us involved in church, reading the Bible or praying. There are lots of stories like ours — of lives and marriages transformed by God’s grace — and they should all be told. I’m not […]

A Survival Skill For The Darkness

Friends, are you discouraged by the state of our nation? You’re like, uh yeea-uhh. Well, maybe not like that, but something in the affirmative. Yep, me too. Things aren’t likely going to get better for America, no matter who becomes President because our government is a reflection of the people. Unless the hearts of the people […]

Our Feelings May Fail Us, But Jesus Will Not

Our Feelings May Fail Us, But Jesus Will Not

Two years ago, I sat in a therapist’s office in the greatest distress I could imagine. Where are You, Lord? If You love me, why would You allow me to suffer like this? I had always been distrustful of the mental health-care system, yet there I was, desperate for whatever help I could get. Our insurance […]

A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

The word “fresh” brings so many good things to mind … I’m a morning person, so a fresh new day is at the top of my “favorite things” list. It’s quiet and filled with opportunity. It hasn’t been fouled up with trouble and failures just yet. Ahhh, fresh new mercies, that’s what I’m talkin’ bout. My feel-good, hope-filled […]

Remind Me To Forget

It amazes and frightens me how simple words can affect others for good or evil. They literally have the power to heal or destroy. I could go really deep here, but it’s one of those days to keep it short and sweet. You’re welcome. haha! I only want to share one occasion where someone’s simple […]

Ladies, Get Behind Good Men

  Growing up and well into adulthood, I experienced abuse, deception and betrayal by men who were supposed to protect me. That most of this was under a “Christian” banner, crushed me the worst. I didn’t have the convenience of talking about it until recently. I know all about sucking it up and shoving it down, […]

When I’m Afraid

  Looking, acting & talking tough is not the same as actually being strong. Sometimes the biggest & baddest dudes are the first to scream like sissies. We just don’t know what we’re made of until it’s revealed one way or another. Anxiety and fears, small and large, threaten us all every day—from traffic jams to test results, […]