• And He Blows me Away, Again!

    If we could sit down over a cup of coffee, you’d realize I’m a very ordinary woman. You’d recognize that I’m a sinner, a forgiven sinner and one in the process of growth, but still in the process, haven’t arrived at full maturity yet. I could tell you our story, could share with you the darkest years of our lives, and let you know that there were years that I struggled with hopelessness. I thought that maybe God had forgotten. I wondered what purpose He had in the pain. I grieved over dreams lost. Dark sorrow became my daily food. In the darkness, I couldn’t see that He had a plan, I…

  • The Face of Courage

    She was trembling and tearful as she said, “I know I need to forgive, I’m just so afraid to open up and love him that way again.” One characteristic of the Beautifully Fierce Woman is: *She courageously faces her fears rather than running or hiding in shame. Women like Hayley, whose fierceness was seen as she faced her greatest fear and courageously stood where many women give way. Barely in elementary school, her parents divorced and she was basically lost in the shuffle between Mom’s new husband and Dad’s new wife. As a young woman, her only real companionship was found in her relationship with Christ. Because of the pain and rejection…

  • Timeless Beauty

    This past week, my husband and I had the opportunity to travel with a few friends to attend a convention in Ohio. We saw friends there that we haven’t seen since we were kids in college. It was strange to see people who I’ve frozen in time, mentally keeping them in their twenties when actually many are three decades beyond that! I’m sure some of them had a hard time recognizing me as well. I’ve reached the age where skin creams no longer phase my wrinkles and hair keeps sprouting in the most unusual places. Although my age is showing, my desire is for more than a fresh young face, I want…