Welcome to my blog!

My goal is two-fold: I want to find a way to share my thoughts and tell my story AND I want to reach out to others and hear their stories.

Writing is my choice of medium. It is the truest way I have found to connect with others. Before you read anything else, please read my testimony here. This will give you an idea of who I am and the kinds of things that I address in this blog.

You can find all of my contact information here. Please, comment on this page, follow me on facebook, email me. I want to here from YOU and I will do all that I can to make myself available.

I pray that God will open my eyes and yours as we go continue on this journey called life together. May God grant you peace and wisdom every step along the way!

Hebrews 10:23-25 (NIV)—Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

1 John 4: 7, 10-12 (NIV)—Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God…This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God loves us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.


I will open with my stained glass prayer with these words from Psalm 42:

Why, my soul, are you downcast?

Why so disturbed within me?

Put your hope in God,

For I will yet praise him,

My Savior and my God.

Remember the Lord your God who:

Knew me intimately before I was born.

He placed me in a loving family apart from distress, whole, without fractures.

He grew in them a testimony of joy and despair, death and illness, life and communion with you.

Because even in those periods when they walked through the valley, they walked together,

And they walked with you! Amen!

Before I knew your name you rocked me to sleep with your gentle lullaby,

And you called to me.

You stretched your protective hand around my family wherever we went.

When I forget this, let my heart remember.

Remember the God who:

Taught me to feel deeply, love deeply,

To see the struggles of those around me,

More clearly at times than the struggles inside of myself.

You taught me – you are teaching me – to be a suffering-bearer.

I have not always heeded your voice when you call me to love others as you love me,

But in your great compassion, Lord, you never stop calling.

Even those who opposed me, nipping at my heals and wagging their tongues,

You whispered,” Peace,” to my heart that I might understand

That there are battles being waged all around me.

And as I saw others fall around me, my heart crying out for them,

You raised me up. You turned my pain into joy, again and again.

Faithful Father, you let no lasting harm come to me but filled my heart with light.

When I forget this, let my heart remember.

Remember the God who:

Saw the years that I spent stumbling down the path laid before me,

Weight down with discouragement and fear,

My eyes turned inward, blinded by doubt.

Your eyes and your hand never strayed from me.

When I said, “I’m afraid,” you told me, “Learn to fear Me, and you will not fear anything else.”

When I said, “I’m without hope,” you told me, “Do not trust your heart’s despair, for I am with you, and you have My joy.”

When I said, “I have no place, no purpose. I  am broken,” you told me, “I created you with purpose. I make no mistakes.”

When I said, “I will never be free of these weights,” you told me, “You are free in me. Come to me, and I will teach you how to be free.”

Still, you whisper these truths to me when I feel overwhelmed, and I am standing here now singing your praises!

When I forget this, let my heart remember.

Remember the God who:

Heard my cry for someone to walk alongside me each day.

Who gave me a husband beyond when I could ask for, someone who mirrors your love for me,

Someone who lets me know – “You are wonderful, you are loved” –

But there are ways that you can grow, and more than that – “Let’s grow together.”

You placed a balance in my life that I did not know I craved.

And you are blessing us with more reasons to sing your praises every morning.

When I forget this, let my heart remember.

Remember the God who:

Is El Shaddai, My All-Sufficient One.

Who is my Savior.

When I collapsed under the weight of my heavy heart,

When I pushed everything and everyone out,

You, Lord, never left my side. You sent me hope and help,

And others who would show me your love.

You reminded me of your promises, none broken.

Of your power, your might, and your mercy.

Lord, my heart and soul cry out to you.

Some days I struggle to remember, but let me not forget your wonders,

For they are greater than what I can imagine, certainly greater than my struggles here and now.

I am whole and complete in your sight. I will ever sing your praises –

Not just for what You’ve done for me, but for who You are, El Hannora, El Elyon!

Victory in my Savior’s name!

Oh, my heart, take comfort in this and remember. Amen!

I am…beyond humbled…beyond word really…and extremely blessed by the comments that I have received on my article for Living by Design Ministries. It was one of the first pieces of writing that I published when I decided to use my pen to write truth and praise God and it’s still being read. It’s great for me not just as a writer but as a faith writer to look back and remind myself why I’m writing. This right here is why, for these women, for these truths. This is the power of 2 Corinithans 12:9 coming alive in our lives.