Sep 022014
 
Storms

What to do when evil men reign? Today I ended up on a site with GRAPHIC photos of children who have died at the hands of (ISIS) evil men.

My head began to spin and I thought my heart would pound out of my chest.  The past week has been filled with horrendous articles and stories posted on Facebook about ISIS and how they have already infiltrated our country …

So many emotions rose up – despair, hopelessness, panic, anger, hatred, fury …

And then I remembered …

Ocean

May 102014
 

The Praying Pastor's WifeWhat appeared to be lost, was never lost. Not in your life, and not in mine. Nothing that God begins is ever lost… Sarah’s Tent is rebuilding. 

The word of mouth spread quickly and in just six short months, over 800 women were visiting Sarah’s Tent and participating in online chats, emails and phone conversations. Not all were super active, but I heard from them often as they would tell me how much Sarah’s Tent meant to them. What surprised me the most was that there were patterns, or common symptoms, of pain that I observed from my unique birds-eye view. No matter the title, no matter the status, no matter the denomination. The faces might change, but the stories were all the same.

May 082014
 
Sarah's Tent

FrustratedThe moment sticks out in my mind as though it happened yesterday. As a young woman of 16, our lovely pastor’s wife sat down on the church bus seat next to me. The Hawaiian Luau youth event has long faded from my memory because of the following conversation between us became burned in my heart and ignited a passion that I have to this day.

Our pastor’s wife was beautiful, full of life and always very kind and loving. I wanted to be just like her. To have her choose to sit down next to me that day made my heart soar. What an honor!