A Look at Substance Abuse

Neil Young writes a powerful song about heroin use and the damage wrought on people he knew and loved. My own father was a heavy drinker for as long as I can remember. He drank from the time he woke up until he passed out in his armchair at night. It created a very...

How Tall is a Giant?

One Sunday in church, my pastor spoke on the David and Goliath story described in 1 Samuel 17. This timeless story resonates in each of us as we go through different seasons of life. There are always new giants to overcome as we face health issues, relationship...

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...