This girl; she is more common than you realize. She is your sister, your mother, your wife or girlfriend. She is the lady beside you at church that cries every Sunday. She is your grandmother, your teacher, your coach, your therapist, your doctor; or maybe she is you. And, she is just as loved by God as you are. We don't know her backstory, we don't know what led her to a choice we may not choose or understand, and very few understand the torment that consumes her life after she realizes what she's done.
The way I see it is we are all one paycheck away from homeless, one lost job from a tent, one mental breakdown from a tarp and one life shattering moment from a cart holding all that is left.
She said "Will you go up there with me?" and I of course said yes. I said yes, because well I am in church, and what kind of a Christian would I be, if I said no?! I wanted to do what God would do, and because she needed my help. She asked me my name, and I told her, and she smiled as if she already knew and was confirming that she had the right person.
It’s time to be real. To be honest. To lay it bare. Fear. Shame. We all have it and shy away from anyone who may hurt us by exposing us. The people in our life can be split in half right down the middle by two types; those who love us anyway and those who... Continue Reading →
I dare you to be honest with someone who hurt you, who let you down or disappointed you. I dare you to be vulnerable, to be strong and to be brave.You are strong enough. You are smart enough.
Respecting our elders. General kindness and courtesy. Minding your own business. Giving the benefit of the doubt. The Golden Rule. Not judging a book by its cover. Owning and Rectifying our mistakes. Getting to know someone ourselves.Growing up it was expected that I lived by this list of expectations. If there wasn't enough of something... Continue Reading →
Have you ever awoke from a dream that was so intense and real that your heart breaks as you open your eyes? I dreamt about him again, and its such a double edged sword because even though for the duration of the dream we're together again, there is always the waking up that rips him... Continue Reading →
One of the most vital parts of being a parent is making mistakes. Mistakes are what causes growth and results in lessons and ultimately change. On a daily basis I make mistakes and there are times I lay awake at night reviewing those, and how I made them, why I made them – and how... Continue Reading →
Life blows us in directions that we never see coming - or that we see the possibility of coming, but believe that they will never get that bad. Finding out you are wrong, and that it doesn't just hurt yourself but others - is a hard pill to swallow. My children have survived, managed, whatever word you... Continue Reading →