Sharing My Story: From Ministry to Recovery

My journey of discovery in resilience, grace, and the transformative nature in navigating life’s complexities, disillusionment, betrayal, and lies.  First of all, let me be clear. I have not arrived. I’ve learned through much pain, sorrow, and disillusionment that this is the journey of my life. I distinctly remember laying Read More

A Moment in Time

ORIGINAL POST: 7 years ago (13 Feb @ 17:59) All I wanted to do was to freshen up the look of this post by adding a featured image. The clock and the sands of time were appropriate. The events in this post actually occurred 18 years ago. My son passed away Read More

Thoughtfully Yours

My Gift to You … FREE Journal My Gift to You … Every time I take a moment to breathe in the fresh air, listen to the cheerful songs of chirping birds, and watch the trees dancing in the summer breezes, I hear God say, “This is my gift to Read More

The Toxicity of “Purpose”

I once met an ex-pastor’s wife who felt she had no purpose in life and just wanted life to be, “Over with.” She had been through a lifetime of abuse, and then she had served in ministry for years, only to experience more abuse. She was exhausted, broke, and alone. Read More

Stories of Redemption in Unexpected Places

When everything feels lost and time has passed you by, there is still room for redemption. Value is found in the most surprising of places. Opportunities for redemption present themselves in extraordinary ways more often than you may recognize. Whether we are receiving redemption ourselves, or if we are participating Read More

Learning How to See What is Not Obvious

To create … envision (see) the unseen. To understand … listen to hear what is not being said. As an artist, I’ve naturally been fascinated by shapes, forms, and patterns (both in the physical realm and the behavioral, and spiritual realm.) As a minister, those patterns are even more obvious Read More

What to do when your faith has been shaken

12 Things I’ve noticed regarding the worldwide pandemic that brings hope. Trials and tribulations have a way of exposing our true beliefs in what we say we have faith in versus, what we truly believe. ENCOURAGING VIDEO  |  ENCOURAGING SCRIPTURES 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, Read More