When our faith gets tested, we have the chance to grow.  God guides us to uncomfortable places because He knows most of us are too afraid to seek them out ourselves.

Not too long ago I was encouraged by a leader in my church to share my 'sufferings' with the people I do life with so that they see that [my] faith is attainable. At first, I was irritated that he would think that I would hide my own suffering. [and to be honest, it felt … Continue reading When our faith gets tested, we have the chance to grow.  God guides us to uncomfortable places because He knows most of us are too afraid to seek them out ourselves.

People don’t grow where they are planted, they grow where they are loved.

My Sunday mornings are cray cray.  Like, seriously.  This season of life has brought me "slower" weeks and VERY busy weekends. I spend most Saturdays on my seminary's campus in class or out and about volunteering.  And of course, I spend time with family and friends.  Sundays though take the cake. On Sundays, I do … Continue reading People don’t grow where they are planted, they grow where they are loved.

Growing in God’s Word

These three.  They crack me up.  And so does this photo. It took them a while to get to this place....where they would all hang out together, play and just well, act silly.  Bevo, Mia and my Brisket spent pretty much all summer together at Bevo's house while Mia's mom took care of them.  At … Continue reading Growing in God’s Word

Filling the hole in the family structure

There is a HUGE hole in the family structure. Men have disappeared and are not fathering their children. So..... boys aren't being taught to be men, by men.  They are being taught to be men by women.  (And, girls aren't being taught by their fathers to be women.) And, as much as I love women … Continue reading Filling the hole in the family structure

Importance of being exposed to life outside of our bubbles

We all know that saying....that you change the most when you are out of your comfort-zone.  Well....I wholeheartedly believe it and while it's been painful sometimes (ok, maybe a lot of times) to be outside of my comfort zone [traveling and living in other countries, going to school, starting a new job and sometimes just … Continue reading Importance of being exposed to life outside of our bubbles

The impact of our forefathers and epigenetics

As a child and young adult, I was fascinated with my ancestry. Mostly, my Greek ancestry. My great-grandparents came over on a boat from Greece and settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Luckily, for me, my grandparents were wise and made their way south to Charlotte, not long after getting married.  Charlotte was a new city at … Continue reading The impact of our forefathers and epigenetics

Respond to a child with trauma informed LOVE

At the beginning of the summer, I made plans to take some kiddos to CiCi's Pizza and SkyZone.  I had been promising one of the 9-year old boys that if he was good three Sundays in a row at church that I would take him to CiCi's.  (What is it with that place?  It's just … Continue reading Respond to a child with trauma informed LOVE