navigating disappointment well

No one likes disappointment. I know I don’t. There’s something so cruel about getting your hope up only to have it crushed in one quick, fatal blow. If you’re like me, you probably find yourself saying the right things to try and soften the blow, but...

happy birthday to me

So I’m 46 today. Honestly, 46 isn’t a special birthday – I’m not 40 (been there done that) and I’m not 50 (dear Lord that’s so close I can’t even think about it right now). I’m just 46. But this past year, especially...

book review | Star Passage Book Two

About the book The award-winning StarPassage saga continues with the relic guiding the Carsons to a new and desperate family. Two brothers, Bobby and Mike, are struggling after a tragic accident turns their world upside down. Join our heroes on a series of dangerous...

Book Review | NIV Kid’s Visual Study Bible

When I was asked to review this Bible for Kid’s I was a bit hesitant.  I’ve seen a lot of Bibles for kids and teens and frankly, they all seem to be the same.  But I’m glad I went ahead and accepted the review. This particular Bible is amazing! This...

I blinked and you’re 21.

Dear Haley, Happy 21st birthday, Pooh! Can you believe it? Do you remember all the conversations we would have about how you couldn’t wait to be 16, 18, and now 21?  Well here you are! You are 21 today. It really does seem like yesterday I was in the hospital...

Desert Seasons and 2nd Chances

There’s something so amazing about 2nd chances.  Maybe something happened and your world crumbled because you messed up, failed or maybe, just maybe it wasn’t your fault at all. But you walk away from that particular situation/season and wonder,...

on comparison and sharing my sermon from Haiti

While I was in Haiti I had the honor of preaching on that Friday night and my topic was about Comparison and how we all fall prey to it – and more importantly, how we can be free from it. Thought I would share my notes here. We Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made...