Darkness and the Light

If you've ever sat in the stillness of dawn you've noticed that light fills the sky a little at a time. It creeps into the darkness slowly casting a haze on the Earth. Then, out of nowhere, the birds begin to sing, the light is much brighter than just moments before, and you have the … Continue reading Darkness and the Light

Praying for Our Own

The quote "Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle" is so true. You never know what someone is facing behind closed doors. This is especially true in our youth. The enemy is at work in their worlds and, as both a parent and overseer of students, it absolutely saddens and … Continue reading Praying for Our Own

One Day at a Time

Being a mother is one of my greatest blessings. When I had my child everyone told me "Don't blink. Time will pass quickly and she'll be grown." Boy, were they right! I've watched the years pass in what feels like a split second and when I think on how quickly it goes, it saddens me. … Continue reading One Day at a Time

Giving God What’s Left

Raise your hand if you're guilty of giving God what's left, instead of putting Him first. Be honest. Ashamedly, I'm raising my hand. Recently our Pastor posted this thought and it stepped all over my toes (as it should have). "When your life is super busy, what is the first thing you take time away … Continue reading Giving God What’s Left

When Turning the Other Cheek Is Hard

I'm guessing everyone knows that person; the person who, sadly, exudes an 'I'm miserable' attitude and doesn't care if the world knows. It's the person who insults you, criticizes your faith and says whatever they feel, when they feel like it, no matter the company. Honestly, it's the person who tries your very patience and who … Continue reading When Turning the Other Cheek Is Hard

Making Plans

How many times a day do we make plans or plan for our future? How many times do our plans get sidetracked? How many times a day do we try to take control? For me, it happens on an average of every five seconds because by nature I'm a control freak and my own worst … Continue reading Making Plans

Why Not Me?

Do you ever see great things happening in other people's lives and catch yourself thinking  'why not me'?  While you celebrate the blessings other's have received, you might wonder why things aren't going differently for you. It's especially easy to feel this way if you're in a slump and struggling with a situation. Although we never … Continue reading Why Not Me?