Merry Christmas

December 19, 2012 — 4 Comments

I wanted to take a moment to tell you all, Merry Christmas! I know I’ve been very sporadic with writing this year and I’m honestly not sure where this blog is headed in the future but each of you have been faithful followers and readers, some of you for quite some time, and I wanted to take a moment to tell you all that I greatly appreciate you! I hope that you have a blessed Christmas with your family and friends and a fantastic 2013!

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I’m a girl

November 13, 2012 — 13 Comments

Something has been on my mind this week and if you have read this blog for any small amount of time, you know that there are times when I have to write it out. Today is one of those days, so bear with me and I hope you can follow. Continue Reading…

Suicide Statistics

October 31, 2012 — 3 Comments

Along the lines of what I have been posting lately, I wanted to post the suicide statistics that I have been looking at. Continue Reading…

Lessons to be learned

October 29, 2012 — 6 Comments

graveAbout a week or so ago, I read about two young people who committed suicide within the last week. One of those young adults was a local man. Each of them left public messages as to why they were choosing this route. Their stories have haunted me since. These kids were lonely, depressed, and bullied. Continue Reading…

Redesign Complete

October 25, 2012 — 2 Comments

Yeah! The redesign on this site is complete! I have also attached my Book Review and Entertainment Review sites to this blog at the top under My Sites. Let me know what you think!

Pardon the Mess

October 18, 2012 — 1 Comment

Please pardon the mess as I am working to upgrade and update the site.

Domestic Violence

October 11, 2012 — 4 Comments

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

I just finished reading a fiction book about domestic violence and it’s been weighing heavy on my heart since. In fact, it was so heavy on my heart, that I dreamed about it last night. To say that my dream was disturbing would be an understatement. When I woke up, I knew I had to write about this subject that is still very “hush-hush” to this day, even though it is definitely more out in the open than it used to be. But to really dig deep here, we have to better understand what domestic violence is and what the statics are and then we can learn how we can help. Continue Reading…

The chapter opens up with this great quote:

“God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.” ~William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Freeman reminds us of the old Halloween masks that had holes for the eyes and nose and a tiny slit for the mouth. Do you remember those? Behind those masks it would get hot and sticky and sweaty and hard to breathe. After a while we would give up on the mask and take it off, feeling relief. Those of us who are hiding eventually feel that way as well. And our hiding keeps us from speaking out or speaking up for ourselves when we need to. It keeps us paralyzed with fear and anxiety when we should and could be dancing in freedom. Continue Reading…

What is true revival?

September 21, 2012 — 3 Comments

With all the happenings down here in our small town, the question was brought to my attention, “What does revival look like? How will you decidedly know when a revival is taking place? What would be the signs? Is that what you see?”

Now, before we go any further here, I want you to take a minute and think about how you might answer those questions. Continue Reading…

When God moves in a small town

September 20, 2012 — 8 Comments

In my little town of Kountze, Texas, God is moving big time!! I cannot tell you how excited we are! If you haven’t already heard about it, our local high school cheerleaders chose to create the signs that the football team runs through with Scriptures on them.

Please note that they did not do this under a teacher’s supervision, it was the students choice. They did not do this with school supplies or on school time. This was done at one of their houses and was done with their own supplies. Continue Reading…