Category: Life

When Your Brain is Making You Loose Your Mind

  The world has become so noisy. And all the noise has one goal, divide so it can conquer. It seems everything is a line in the sand, a reason for division and anger. It tells you to choose a side, pick a cause; says you can’t love that without hating this; can’t love our […]

7 Ways To Punch Shame in the Throat

Shame shows up in our lives in surprising ways. It has an agenda all its own and doesn’t mind changing its tactics to serve its purpose. Shame aims to keep you fearful, living a small life, and stifling the gifts you have to offer the world. Will we ever be fully rid of shame? I […]

He’s a Good Good Father Even In The OR

As I waited in the exam room before my surgery I paced the tiny tiled floor and sang, You’re a Good, Good Father It’s who you are, It’s who you are, It’s who you are and I’m loved by you It’s who I am, It’s who I am, It’s who I am As I was […]


There is a foggy state that happens right before waking. You know that place where your rhythms are changing and your mind and body are beginning to wake but you aren’t fully awake. Those times are when my spirit speaks most loudly to me and whispers things I normally tend to miss. The past several mornings, […]


Point of clarification – because I despise vague posting – Almost 11 years ago I had a thyroidectomy and neck dissection surgery – yes it is as brutal as it sounds, my neck was literally dissected – I noticed they had left a lymph node that was enlarged. When I asked the surgeon why it was still […]


The Son perfectly mirrors God and is stamped with God’s nature. He holds everything together by what he says— powerful words! … Hebrews 1:3 MSG The verse above is speaking about Jesus, the Son of God. It says that Jesus was the exact imprint of God’s nature. This means that He is a perfect reflection of the majesty of […]

This Is Not A Test

A few days ago I received the results from a needle biopsy on an enlarged lymph node in my neck. The results were not what I wanted nor what I expected but I fought this battle almost 11 years ago and I will fight it again. And I’m going to send this disease back to hell where […]


Whenever possible my husband and I escape to the central coast of California.  It is where we go to get away; away from the heat; away from the usual; away from distractions; away with just each other. Even after 20 years of living within driving distance of the sea, I am still moved every time. […]

Pitch A Tent

As I was reading my devotional recently, I ran across a verse that stopped me in my tracks. I love it when that happens; when the Holy Spirit gives me fresh eyes to see in new light a verse I’ve read hundreds of times. 2 Corinthians 12.9 Amplified But He said to me, My grace, […]

Forever Holding Hands

  We celebrated their 70th anniversary last September.  How a year can change everything.  Now they are showing the ravaging signs of age. Dad’s body is failing and betraying him. Mom, her mind. But even now. They hold hands.   Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want […]