A Wild Thing: When You’re Angry With God

Maurice Sendak knew a little boy named Max who was wild at heart, unkempt with anger and a wanting to do it his own way. “Go to bed, little man,” cries a mama whose had it up to her freckle-face… but little men want control and in this need to be in it they spin […]

Finding Strength in Troubled Times

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 Strong . . . People have always thought I was strong. Why I’m not sure – but the truth is I’m nowhere near it. The truth is I’m just as broken as the next girl. But that’s ok. God doesn’t require that […]

Prayers for the Warren Family

Many of you have probably already heard about the tragic death of Pastor Rick Warren’s son, Matthew. Rick is probably best known for his best seller The Purpose Driven Life. People who knew Matthew describe him as an encouraging comforter.  I do not know the Warren family personally but I have been encouraged many times by […]

A Note to the Broken Girl

Has anyone ever hurt your feelings so bad that it hurt to breathe? Made you feel like so much less than enough? Made you wonder if they were really who you thought they were? Made you question something as simple as the way you part your hair, the freckles on your face or the very […]

Forever His Excerpt: Circumstances Don’t Define You!

“So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27 A tiny barn, Tattered clothes, A mom and dad with barely enough money to get by . . . Jesus was born, like many of us – into the ordinary. His […]

Fight or Flight: Learning to Fly

Right before a butterfly emerges from her cocoon . . . she is in the fight of her life. The struggle to break free, to breathe, becomes so strong that it overtakes her. She thrashes her thin wings against the hard-to-budge home she’s created and suddenly her safety zone has become ground zero. I wonder […]