I moved with my family from North to South Jersey in 2006 to start Crossbridge Community Church. For the first year or so, we held Bible Study in our home, allowing us to fellowship with the members, meet new people in the community, and tell them about the love of Jesus. I loved being a … Continue reading Faith-Filled Moms: Receiving God’s Help During My Cancer Fight – by Libby Barnish
I remember when I wrote this...getting out of bed was difficult. I just wanted to sleep so I wouldn't have to think, wouldn't have to remember, wouldn't have to deal with life. I was living with a crushed spirit. Last week I talked about a spirit of heaviness and sadness that I was experiencing after … Continue reading When Life Gets Too Heavy
It's happening again... the infamous end-of-year awards. As the school year is ending, the ubiquitous part of the graduations and moving up ceremonies is the handing out of special recognitions and awards. For every child who receives an award, there are countless others that don't. And twice as many parents in the audience possibly grappling … Continue reading Remember This – Your Child’s Worth is Not Found in Other People’s Opinions or Judgments of Them
I hope you have been enjoying this Faith-Filled Moms series - each story has been a blessing to me personally, and I've captured words of wisdom from each mom's story. You can also catch my interview with each guest blogger on Destined 4 the Dub's Facebook Page, as we go deeper into their stories. This … Continue reading Faith-Filled Moms: Faith for the Unknown Journey Ahead
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