What’s in your kombucha?

Recently a friend of mine told me that before she knew me, she thought I was “too crunchy” to befriend. “Me? Crunchy?” I said to her. “I wear shoes and deodorant and don’t use Tom’s toothpaste.” “But you drink...

Why Was He Born with Special Needs?

I get so much enjoyment out of helping children with special needs. I have been a paraprofessional at several different elementary schools for the past few years, and have bounced around in a couple of different rooms working with a variety of children with a range of...

An Extraordinary Life

Lately, I have struggled with life in general. Two years ago, I was diagnosed with a mental illness that basically stems from a core belief that I am worthless, along with dual fears of abandonment and rejection instilled in me during very traumatic formative years....

You are Loved

My dear and precious sister, How the Lord longs to lift your face, to lift your eyes to his. How the Lord has seen everything you have been through: the pain, the unending hurt, the betrayal. He’s seen the fight. He has seen you fight until you felt like you have...

Act Better Rather than Bitter

“Get rid of all hard feelings, anger and rage. Stop all fighting and lying. Don’t have anything to do with any kind of hatred. Be kind and tender to one another. Forgive one another, just as God forgave you because of what Christ has done.” Ephesians 4:31-32  (NIRV)...

My Imperfect Hospitality

When I was a little girl, I remember my mom having the neighbors over for coffee on a somewhat regular basis. I always loved to sneak in and listen to them talk about what was going on in the neighborhood. Of course, my mom only tolerated my invasion for a short...