My brother has been gone for a year now. When I think about him, I always wonder what he is experiencing in his consciousness. I know his body has been laid to rest here on earth, but his soul is with the Lord. And as much as I miss him, I have never said that … Continue reading What I’ve Learned…A Year After Death
April marks the observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I’ve invited Andrea Gadson to share this week, and she is a passionate advocate for sexual assault awareness and healing. In her book, Released: In Search of a King, Andrea shares a fictional story of healing for a survivor of sexual abuse. A companion workbook, Let … Continue reading It Can Happen to Anyone – Protecting Your Child in a Perverse and Depraved World
Not long ago, I was driving on the highway with the girls, and as I glanced in my rearview mirror, I saw an absolutely beautiful scene unfolding in the sky. As the sun was setting, pink and purple streaks lined the clouds. I’m an avid sky-watcher and when I see a magnificent sunrise or sunset, … Continue reading Why Would You Keep This Amazing Knowledge to Yourself?
This past week has been one like no other. The 2020 US Presidential Election seems to have brought out the worst in some people. Parts of our country are bitterly divided by individual beliefs, values, and principles. Civility was replaced with rude behavior. Patriotism was replaced with partisanship. Respect was replaced with contempt. Courteousness was … Continue reading How Was Your Behavior During This Election?
Lately when we head outside, an awful stench sometimes fills the air. You see, we live down the street from a major pepper processing plant. I don’t remember it being this strong in past autumns, and usually we only smelled the odor when we drove by the plant after leaving the house. But this year … Continue reading Sin and Peppers at the Dinner Table
Lately, I’ve been thinking about the ten plagues in Egypt in the time of Moses and can’t help but wonder if there is a lesson in that story that relates to what we are going through now. There have been catastrophes across the country, unlike anything many of us have seen in our lifetime. An … Continue reading 2020: The Interruption of Everything, but Why? A Personal Reflection
Last week I wrote about the responsibility of raising children to value and respect of others in our society, you can find that story here. I did some soul-searching after reading my words and started reflecting on the type of parent I was overall. I reflected that being a mother is extremely tough. I simply … Continue reading Motherhood Reimagined
The racial climate of our nation has dominated the headlines over the last few weeks. I think about the hateful rhetoric, the skewed thinking, the low self-esteem, and the hopelessness I see on the news and on social media. I often find myself wondering, how did people get that way? How did they come to … Continue reading As We Are Raising the Future, Are We Teaching Them About Each Other?
Each week I marvel at the evolution of this blog. I first started this journey sharing about the challenges and triumphs my family was experiencing through our sports-driven reality, but as we march further into 2020, we’ve been going deeper into topics that I never imagined I’d be writing about in this setting. I certainly … Continue reading My Jumbled Thoughts on Race – Am I Really Made in His Image?