Against The Backdrop Of Our Silence {God Speaks Clearly}

December strolls along and with it comes quiet. Silence. The days are excruciating with their cold and grey skies. I wonder, whose idea was it to live here in the Northeast? Who decided this was where we’d plant our family? Because a huge part of me wishes I lived in a place where being kissed by the […]

A 6-Year-Old’s Initiative To Make A Difference {Giving The Gift Of Hope}

“Mom, why is that boy on your page?” I glanced up to see what she was talking about. She pointed to the Gifts of Hope banner on my Facebook page. I explained that I write for World Help and that I help bring awareness of the suffering that’s going on in the world. I invite […]

The Jesse Tree {Starting A New Tradition}

For years, I’ve felt the restlessness of the Christmas season. Celebrating the birth of my Savior should be a time of celebration, rejoicing, and thanksgiving. Yet for so many years, this time of the year left me feeling empty and longing for more. The more I tried to pay attention, the greater the disappointment. Because […]

Give Thanks Anyway…

It’s was mid-November and there were no signs of autumn or Thanksgiving celebrations in my home. I just didn’t have the energy. Didn’t have the resources. Quite frankly, I wasn’t feeling so thankful. November came and I woke up one morning to a son sitting down on the steps. He’s supposed to be getting ready […]

{A Revolution of Generosity… Our Gift To Jesus!}

Christmas time came. And one of my favorite parts about it was our Sparkle Box. Although we’ve never read the book, the concept went perfectly with what my husband and I already had in our hearts. This Christmas was going to be {A Different Kind Of Christmas}. We just didn’t know how it would play out. […]

{A Gift For You}

        As a gift of appreciation to all my readers, feel free to right-click on the picture below, download, and print.  From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!    

{Peace On Earth, Goodwill To Men}

Where Is The Good? Pain has a way of messing with your vision obscuring everything around you. Hearts writhing in pain, bleeding, almost unto death. Knots of despair stuck in your throat threatening to choke you, not allowing you to speak, words unable to flow. It becomes an opaque filter, impenetrable to light. Things become […]

{The Greatest Story Ever Told!}

Every year when it’s time to put up our Christmas tree, I pull out a cardboard box and she is immediately delighted. “Mom, can I help?!” “Of course you can… just be careful,” and I hand her the box. She opens it up with such delight, carefully pulling each figure out of its styrofoam compartment. […]

A Different Kind Of Christmas

I’m still sick and my daughter is already up, which means that I have about two minutes to share. I don’t have the words or the time to share what has gone on inside this heart of mine. However, this much I can share… I’ve felt the sense that there is more to this time […]

{Happy Independence Day!}

Thankful for men and women who fought against all odds that today, we might have freedom! Blessed by God’s Sovereignty! Have an amazing day today as you celebrate with your family and loved ones. Don’t forget the real reason for this holiday… Independence Day! The day America gained it’s freedom! Happy Birthday America!