Barriers to Knowing God

Circumstances and relationships in my life have got me thinking quite a bit about how we perceive,  approach and define a relationship with God.  I think when it comes to our relationship with God, we frequently engage with the mentality and demands of a teenager with no real respect for who God is.     We…

No “Bad Days”

Is there really such a thing as a “bad day?”  Can a theoretical construct of time actually be good or bad?  Bear with me on this, because I’m not nitpicking.  I’m really thinking about how many times I might have thrown a day away or devalued it by erroneously deciding it’s good or bad.  Honestly, …

The Blog I Didn’t Want to Post

Year 2016, the pain still so raw:  I think about dying, not dying per se, but leaving all this pain and shame behind.  My husband is dead.  He’s gone.  My oldest son isn’t speaking to me.  My youngest son is left behind by his father and his brother.  I am afraid I am not enough. …

A root we should never allow, and one to replace it

A root that we should never allow, and one to replace it When you are trying to dig up an old plant or dig around a tree, you will find lots of roots. Some of them can be thick and deep, and you wonder where it will ever end. Hebrews 12:15 talks about roots too.…

Deeply Loved by the Father

I went to a women’s Bible study last night where we had the freedom to be honest about our struggles and the love to encourage one another.  Then I went home and sat on my porch in the dark, with only the light of the water fountain.  I rocked gently in my chair while I…