This weekend, I had the opportunity to go to the county prison to help lead a Bible Study with the women. At first, I honestly wasn't too sure about going. I feared what I would see or experience in such a setting. I was afraid I would not know what to say or do. Although … Continue reading Behind Bars
Finding Freedom from an Eating Disorder
“28.8 million Americans experience an eating disorder at some point in their lives.” “Eating disorders have the second highest mortality rate of all mental health disorders, surpassed only by opioid use disorder.” Regardless of age, gender, body type, status, or race, struggles with the mirror and body image seem to play no favorites. As fashion, … Continue reading Finding Freedom from an Eating Disorder
As I look around this world, I wonder… ~~~ Why are so many starving, When others order take out each meal? ~~~ Why are good people stolen from life before it seems their time, When those focused on destruction thrive? ~~~ Why do some terminate life without hesitation, When others plead for a baby night … Continue reading WHY?
Come and Seek
It wasn’t out of the norm for the girls to be late. Although as the minutes multiplied, so did my frustration. All day, they complained about being hungry and bored. Where are they now? It was midway through summer at the residential school I worked at and so amidst our boredom one afternoon, I decided … Continue reading Come and Seek
Are YOU Ready?
Today I share this idea of "getting ready" for Jesus's return and "Waking Up" through a story and prayer. Below are also links to a devotion and poem. https://youtu.be/AOoG19_86ns If you have questions, prayer requests, or want to connect further, please do not hesitate to reach out via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Social Media, YouTube (Mess 2 … Continue reading Are YOU Ready?
It started off like any other counseling session. But about mid way through, I heard the wind knocking the trees against the windows. Minutes later, the national weather sirens echoed through the house. Even still, I just continued our conversation. We had important things to talk about. Yet, when the second siren went off, a … Continue reading Safe
“Opening” Our Airway
Recently, I have been battling more and more problems with swallowing, choking, nausea, and vomiting. So, when my doctor placed an exploratory procedure on the table as an option, I felt the benefits outweighed the risks and I agreed to move forward with it. On the day of the procedure, my heart raced within me … Continue reading “Opening” Our Airway
The War for Our Souls: Week 5
The Helmet and Sword Growing up, my brother and I loved playing dress up. The costumes and jumpsuits morphed over the years from firemen and princesses to cowboys and Star Wars characters. Though, our masks/helmets and weapons always remained most important. We did our best to hold tight to these parts of our armor. Still … Continue reading The War for Our Souls: Week 5
The War for Our Souls: Week 4
Fiery Faith Faith is a word which most are quite familiar. We hear it in scripture and song books, see in churches and t-shirts. Yet this past year, I cannot think of a word more appropriate to describe my world. Year 25 of my life brought change and heartache, causing me to respond by becoming … Continue reading The War for Our Souls: Week 4
Building Your TRUST Muscle
https://youtu.be/PA9FWztSIqg Today's theme is TRUST. In what areas of your life do you need surrender to God and TRUST Him with the outcome? Maybe your job? Finances? Future? Family? Health? Often times, it starts with the trusting Him with the small moments and decisions. Yet as people who desire control, it can be difficult. Although, … Continue reading Building Your TRUST Muscle