Uncategorized

Peace, love, and happiness?

Liz, over at the Daily Warrior challenged many of us to create goals for ourselves for 2017. As a person who generally refrains from New Year's resolutions, I had to sit and ponder this one for a while. And, then it hit me... This year, I am letting go of my expectations for 'happiness' in… Continue reading Peace, love, and happiness?

Uncategorized

Flocks of seagulls…

Several years ago, I spent some time in New England and explored the coast in several directions.  I loved all of the rock jetties and, since it was the middle of December, the beaches were practically deserted.  There were many lovely spots to stand in solitude and listen to the sound of the waves crashing… Continue reading Flocks of seagulls…

Uncategorized

Because a girl met a boy…

I met my husband in the fall of 1990 and I honestly cannot explain what it was that drew me to him, but I was certainly drawn in.  Maybe it was those blue eyes and the mysterious grin or the way he made everyone laugh in an attempt to hide the vulnerability I spotted.  I… Continue reading Because a girl met a boy…

Uncategorized

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…

Uncategorized

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…

Uncategorized

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…

Uncategorized

A smaller world…

Ever since I made the decision to share enough of my story to open myself up to people, things started changing mightily.  I have come into contact with people from all over the globe and I have shared in prayers with hurting sheep all over.  I have names and faces to go with some seriously… Continue reading A smaller world…

Uncategorized

Do not be dismayed…

There was a time when my husband and I were rebuilding our lives from the foundation on up. Our faith in God's provision was tried. I mean, we were tested to the extreme. When our daughter was due to be born, my husband was laid off for the umpteenth time. Our sense of security had… Continue reading Do not be dismayed…

Uncategorized

Things got a little nutty…

Ever since I was a small child I have had notebooks and scrap papers with stories and characters. I gave characters names, qualities, personalities, and I had plot lines outlined. Sometimes I even made sketches of the houses they would live in and what the neighborhood would be like. I could distract myself for hours… Continue reading Things got a little nutty…

Uncategorized

Don’t be afraid of no ghost…

During a particularly painful era of my life, when I was sincerely seeking God, I had been attending a church with some very kind people and finally felt brave enough to reach out for prayer. During the course of it all, I was asked if I had received the Holy Spirit. I was a little… Continue reading Don’t be afraid of no ghost…