Stone Paths or Piles? What Am I Leaving Behind?

Stone Paths or Piles? What Am I Leaving Behind?

Boy Scout founder, Robert Baden Powell said, “No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way.” I wondered what I am leaving behind as I go through life? What is my legacy? I know we don’t talk about it, but there is a 100% morality rat... Read More »

Broken Teacups

Broken Teacups

If you are a person who struggles with perfectionism, you are in good company. As a Christian, the perfect standard of Christ is held up most often. I take on the challenge often forgetting that if there was any chance I could be perfect I would not need a Savior. I forget why I accepted Him in the first place—my brokenness. This is why I want to focus briefly on imperfection as a reminder of th... Read More »

On My Worst Day

On My Worst Day

In this season of hustle, bustle, and holiday stress, it is easy to lose your cool. This got me thinking about my worst days. On my worst day, I am short with fellow shoppers, drivers, and sales clerks. I can’t find a kind word to give even in return. On my worst day, I don’t have the energy to clean up after myself or anyone else. I can’t be bothered to anticipate another’s needs. On ... Read More »

To “D” or Not to “D”, That is the Question

To “D” or Not to “D”, That is the Question

When walking with women devastated by marital betrayal, the question of whether to divorce inevitably comes up in the groups. Outside of the groups, I am often asked, “What percentage of marriages does Hope After Betrayal Ministries save?” So the weight of these questions is not lost on me. In fact, it is too great for me to carry. I know the will and heart of God would be that every marriage ... Read More »

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

When it comes to Independence Day, most people think of picnics and fireworks, yet having grown up in a military family, this day has a deeper meaning. When I was young, my father was away for almost a year serving in Vietnam as an Air Force Navigator. My grandfather earned a purple heart during WWII when he was wounded on Omaha Beach, my father-in-law served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and my li... Read More »

A Tale of Two Pretties!

I was enjoying the graduation party of my friend’s son this weekend when the idea for this blog jumped into my head. I was looking at this good looking high school graduate about to take off on a college adventure with a full-ride scholarship and a houseful of folks who will be praying for his success. I saw in his eyes, he has no idea what is ahead and the excitement of the unknown. Then I got ... Read More »