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Digging through the attics…

In the summer of 1991, I left home and ended up staying with a group of hippies.  Some of them lived on a discarded school bus that was painted blue with rainbows and other drawings or phrases.  Most of those folks earned a living selling hand-made jewelry on the streets downtown and at the music… Continue reading Digging through the attics…

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Luckiest man alive…

*Introducing the other half of the warrior woman behind Shattered in Him... I happen to be the husband of a very talented, beautiful, and wonderful woman.  If you have spent any time at all reading her testimony, you know what a wounded warrior she is.   She has been fighting for her life since day one… Continue reading Luckiest man alive…

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Don’t forget to breathe…

A letter to my 14 year-old self, inspired by a beautiful soul.... Dear  JD, As you remove the missing posters with your face on it from locations all over the city, remember this: although some will not understand or even know what you just went through, God saw it all.  He witnessed everything and grieved.  He… Continue reading Don’t forget to breathe…

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Filthy pits and prison cells…

There was a time in my life when my attitude was putrid and rotten. When living under a cloud of depression and remaining a prisoner to the fear and anxiety related to post-traumatic stress, it was hard for me to perceive any sense of the light. I saw everything through a dirty, old filter and… Continue reading Filthy pits and prison cells…

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Crowning joy…

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I felt so lousy physically, I had no idea how labor could be that much worse compared with the discomfort I was having. Sure, I worried about it and wondered about it. But, I was extremely naive about what to expect. What bothered me the most and kept… Continue reading Crowning joy…

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Angry little birds…

In walking through the healing process and wrestling with God to tear down strongholds, a lot of old grief has surfaced. It has had me diving into the cycles and stages of grief while searching scripture. I was bombarded with several things over the last few days that has taken my mind and my heart… Continue reading Angry little birds…

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Out of joint…

I have had a pain in my hip and lower back for some time recently and it has been making it difficult to fall asleep.  Last night, it was getting bad.  It did not matter what I did, I could not get comfortable. I was becoming extremely frustrated and got up to walk around the… Continue reading Out of joint…

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Kittens in trees…

There was quite a commotion going on at the back fence with the dogs. Both of them were looking up, barking, pacing, and wide-eyed.  It took me a few minutes to realize what was going on; a young, black cat was stuck on some delicate tree branches right over their heads. Our older dog can… Continue reading Kittens in trees…