F.R.I.E.N.D.S- How Many of Us Have Them?

Not everyone can say they have people around them who are growing just as they are growing in knowledge of purpose of their Creator and of themselves. I’m grateful to be one of the few who can. I can honestly say I would not be where I am today without community.  Having like-minded individuals to… Continue reading F.R.I.E.N.D.S- How Many of Us Have Them?

He Came To Set the Captive Free

Twenty-three days ago three young women were freed.  They had been held captive for over a decade and the sad thing is they were held hostage a mere 3 miles from their abducted locations. A mere 1 mile from my current residence in Cleveland, OH. Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry & Gina DeJesus had their lives… Continue reading He Came To Set the Captive Free

Crying Out

At the prompting of a fellow sister in Christ I am reading Nehemiah.  This story touches me on many levels and speaks to the magnificence of Christ.  I am moved by Nehemiah’s sensitivity to the heart of God and his desire to act on what he knows to be true.  He was not just a… Continue reading Crying Out

Online Dating, (The Verdict is In) & A Marriage Proposal

So, I cancelled my membership today for the online dating site I joined last month.  It’s been almost 30 days and nothing.  No emails, no instant messages, nothing.  Now, I did get one “smile” from a guy…that’s the site’s ways of someone kinda testing the waters and seeing if you’re interested.  But I will just… Continue reading Online Dating, (The Verdict is In) & A Marriage Proposal

Let It Snow!

Today it snowed.  I can’t remember the last time it waited this long to snow in Cleveland.  Last winter was definitely a mild one and I don’t think anyone expected to have another mild one back to back, but hey, if God wants to prove us wrong, let Him!  Now, normally I dread seeing the white stuff.  To me,… Continue reading Let It Snow!

True Love

But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she. . . . The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars… Continue reading True Love

When the Going Get’s Tough…

I’ve never quit anything in my life.  Ever.  And I know you’re not supposed to say “never” or “always” because there are very few absolutes in this life.  But I can say pretty confidently that this statement is true for me,.  Even still, today was a challenge to hold on to this conviction. My freshman year of… Continue reading When the Going Get’s Tough…


I’ve been reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s biography written by Eric Metaxas.  Bonhoeffer. Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.  It’s been very enjoyable thus far.  I’m only a little more than a tenth of the way in (it’s a 600+ page book so I’m taking my time) but I find myself falling in love with the journey of Bonhoeffer. … Continue reading Bonhoeffer

Unmet Expectations

This week 2 of my friends have made the transition to what I like to call “grown woman status”.  In lay men’s terms… they turned 30.  Typically there is no huge difference in being 30 than being 29.  For most people age is just a number.  And although I agree that there is no real… Continue reading Unmet Expectations