A Letter to A Survivor

From A Survivor Right now you are in shock. You’re broken, numb, and wondering what just happened. You’re questioning everything. You’re life no longer makes sense. You are desperately trying to undo what has happened, but you know that you will never be able to undo this. You understand that your life has been foreverRead moreRead more

Columbine…20 Years Later

It’s today, the 20 year anniversary of the worst day of my life. 20 years since I lost any remaining childhood. 20 years since having to become an adult overnight. 20 year since I began the most difficult journey of my life…the one that set me free. As I am reflecting on the fact thatRead moreRead more

Choose Life

Over the last week, a community that I belong to, one that is filled with survivor’s of mass shootings, has been rocked by a series of suicides. Two of these suicides were completed by teenagers who had survived the Parkland School Shooting, the other was the father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Shooting.Read moreRead more

Expectations

Expectations. For many, our ideas of what life should look like, how our marriages look, what our pursuit of our dream job entails, drive how we chose to live our lives. These expectations of life develop early on, shaped by princesses and superheroes, as well as what we were exposed to growing up. Many ofRead moreRead more

That Thorn in Your Side is a Creative Lie from the Enemy of our Soul to Keep us in Chains. There is another way to FREEDOM

I’ve been in pain for as long as I can remember. Seemingly out of nowhere I began to realize that I was not able to function the way I was supposed to function. This began at a very young age and has plagued me my entire life. At least as long, I have been trappedRead moreRead more

When Pride Masks Itself as Strength and Gets in The Way of Healing

I am a fighter. I believe in wrong and right, have a passion for justice, and embrace the reality that life is a fight sometimes and that fight requires courage and strength. To me, courage is getting up after every blow, brushing the dust off your back and charging forward into the battle again, hopefullyRead moreRead more

You Are What You….Think? The Impact of Our Thoughts on our Behavior

How many of us truly spend time focusing on or planning our thoughts? It is amazing what can be understood if we begin to focus attention on the things that we say to ourselves about other people, about situations, and especially the things we tell ourselves. The words that we speak about ourselves and otherRead moreRead more

For I Have Not Given You A Spirit of Fear…Do It Anyway

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NASB I don’t know about everyone else, but I have read this verse many times and every time I tend to think, “oh that’s nice” and move on. In fact I tend to do thatRead moreRead more

Even Though I Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death I Will Fear No Evil

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. Psalm 23:4 Evil is a very strong and powerful word. It is also a concept that many people choose to ignore and deny as if that will actually remove evil from existence. No one really likes to thinkRead moreRead more

Reflections on a Life Bound by Chains

I just returned home after attending the Writers on the Rock Conference 2017. I knew from the previous conferences that today would be powerful and that at the end of the day, I would have a renewed passion for writing, for pursuing Christ in my calling, and for using my gift to reach those whoRead moreRead more