Door of hope

If, through the process of healing and growth, you have found yourself in that in-between place that feels like an abyss, understand that He is the pro at restoring the years you feel have been lost. Don’t try to construct a spaceship to get you back to earth as quickly as possible. Most of usContinue reading “Door of hope”

Rough Season– don’t you think?

 I’m surprised we’re still here, aren’t you? I have now listened to the Ps 121, Ps 37, Ps 18 and\or Rick Warren, Joyce Meyer, Beth Moore, RT Kendall, Steven Furtick and a bunch of other sermons and scripture. Roughly 32 billion times. Conclusion…we are going to make it guys.  strengthandcourage.That is what I am talkingContinue reading “Rough Season– don’t you think?”

He who laughs last…☕🍏🌹

I was thinking About my friend who was married to a Naval (I Samuel ) and her messy custody stuff. About me with getting sick and 12step ammends with my grown kids. About my friend with mental health gnarlies and having to be in a lonely facility. All the good choices we made count andContinue reading “He who laughs last…☕🍏🌹”


the good that I did not want.  By faith I SEIZE it and make it mine. Jesus help me say this.  You just helped me so much!  I want to help other grieving parents in their early morning hours too. Having a prodigal is a bit like losing a child. It’s like my boy died,Continue reading “prodigal “

curve ball 🌻

The perfect storm: In 1993, I was grieving a septuple whammy from life.  bam! finding out, through a bizarre series of coincidences  that my closely-related offender was currently abusing my little cousin bam! Going with my best friend\mentor to the county police near my home with this gut-wrenching knowledge, finding out that I could only reportContinue reading “curve ball 🌻”


Think about such things. Philippians 4:8 Woke up hurting over our prodigal. Early morning waking. Normal part of rethinking a trauma. 🌻 Super fun. 😬 frozen smile This verse instructs me. There’s things that are yucky. Nothing I do will change that. 💔 But I can control how I think about them. I want YouContinue reading “FACTUALLY”