Go the Distance!

The true test of endurance does not come when we are comfortably sitting on the Lazy Boy without a worry in the world. No, the test comes when we are faced with what seems impossible; […]


Today while hiking I overheard a conversation taking place in front of me that was difficult to miss.  It was a teenager arguing with her mother who was encouraging her to try healthy new experiences; […]

Be Quiet and Wait

All of us have lived long enough to know what a broken heart feels like; we understand the feeling when disappoint pounds loudly on our door;  we realize the great sorrow it is to say […]

Choose well

I recently had a conversation with a young Christian woman. She was beautiful in appearance, extremely intelligent and capable; however, the more we conversed, the more I realized there was a huge problem. Her life […]

The Big Picture!

Recently I was having a heart-to-heart conversation with God expressing how I did not understand why things have to happen. There are times I honestly just don’t get it! A few days later I came […]

A Mother’s Journey

Years ago our family went on a vacation that required us to drive an entire day. Our children were elementary school ages and we knew this would be challenging for them. I had this idea […]

God’s Presence

I marvel at God’s goodness towards me and at times I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of his love that is expressed in his presence. Recently at small group we sang the song “More than […]

God Uses Balloons!!

Have you ever had those moments when God’s love surprises you and it takes your breath away? Well, that is what happened at our second annual Esther’s Closet Event. It is an outreach that provides prom […]

Pity Party!

I collect quotes because they inspire and encourage me. They also remind me that the tough situations of my life are not the entire journey but rather just obstacles that I can overcome. Recently I […]