Turtle Tale

Anyone, then, who knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, commits sin – James 4:17 (NRSA) Sin is a loaded word so to help put this verse in perspective, the original word Sin in Greek means “failure, being in error, missing the mark”      Action or Inaction – oftentimes we…

Spiritual Birthday

How fitting that today, my actual birthday, is the day my baptism video became available to share with you and my family, celebrating my spiritual birthday. After 6 months of intensive Bible reading, researching, asking questions, and quieting down enough to hear God more clearly, I knew it was time to declare my faith through…

Dead or Alive?

“A heart fully alive feels everything more passionately – pleasure and pain – because it is alive. A dead heart feels less in general. The healthier you are with Christ, the more your heart will feel things. It’s sometimes painful to be so alive in a world with so many problems. But the solution is…

Joy & Trust

What could it hurt? Does the alternative of believing everything is random, out of control, purposeless, and pointless bring comfort?

Compass Recalibration

moral compass (n): used in reference to a person’s ability to judge what is right and wrong and act accordingly It is important throughout life to frequently recalibrate our internal moral compasses. Sometimes major events can trigger this recalibration. In other cases, the accumulation of information will trigger it as we connect the dots and…

Flying High

Up in the tree, he sways, he waves The movement means he’s alive He holds our weight so that we can fly Thank you Bob the tree For allowing us to climb, to glide Zipping through the trees with big, bright smiles 30 seconds of freedom, weightless bliss Providing a securely, insecure place for our…

Lost Duckling

My heart is broken in a million ways, You left this world yet I must stay. I feel alone, abandoned, and lost above all, No longer having a Mom to pick up the phone and call.   Swimming in this cold, vast pond, Shouting Where Are You? Why Did You Leave Me Behind? Forever severing…

You Are My Sunshine

Valentine’s day. A day singles have come to dread, and possibly couples too. Lucky for me, a friend’s birthday is Valentine’s day so I am happy to celebrate his day instead. This year, I was visiting an Aunt and cousins I did not know growing up because of family squabbling. Due to a near tragic…