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Hurricane Arthur

It was 4:30 in the morning and everything stilled. No longer was rain pounding against the glass doors and windows. The winds ceased their violent shaking of the house, and we finally experienced the anticipated calm in the midst of the storm. I say, “we,” but, honestly, I was the only one awake in our vacation […]

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2 kids, 1 camp, & countless prayers

“God, please wreck them. Ruin them for ordinary.” If it sounds like I wish violence upon my children, know that I don’t! I only desire that they have encounters of the God-kind while they are away at youth camp this week. I am fighting back the tears even now as I write, because I know […]

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celebrated

To assign a word to my husband- one that adequately describes him- my best summation would be  HERO. Many who know him and countless ones who don’t have been the recipients of his compassion and strength in their time of need. But greater than his ability to serve others is his love for family. Jake, Jordan […]

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I am holding on to you

The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17). The chorus repeated itself in my slumber. I am holding on to you. As I slowly came to consciousness, I realized […]

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rise to the top

Caution! When you seek promotion and greater influence, understand that with it comes increased responsibility, because if you fall, the potential to take many down with you is there! Why do some rise to the top and then fall? Pride. A confidence in self crowds out the confidence in God that once characterized the same […]

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in God we trust

Are you doing it again?! You know- looking to man for satisfaction and believing that your desire will be met by the hand of another. And, are you looking to your own strength to accomplish a great task? Why do we fall into this pit? Like the way car tires roll easily along the ruts […]

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how we influence a nation for God

Summer 2009- The Father in heaven broke my heart for the nation. I found myself on my knees repenting for our waywardness of heart. America increasingly turns her back on God, and I am broken because of it. I had no idea at the time that my response would lead to a Marriage Building ministry. […]

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