God is Alive and he is Good, Let’s Speak Up and Talk About it

God is Alive and he is Good, Let’s Speak Up and Talk About it

Lately, I’ve been feeling stuck. Like I just don’t know what my next move should be. Where am I going with my writing and why am I even doing it. It’s not easy to talk about some of the stuff I have talked about and it makes me feel vulnerable which is the exact opposite [...]

How can Kids be soooooo Persistent and What Can We Learn From it?

Lying down on my carpet, I stared blankly at a picture of a bike on my wall, willing my kids to go to bed. I had resorted to guarding my kid’s bedroom doors to ensure they didn’t come out. All the help that was doing though because I could still hear them fooling around. And [...]

6 Reasons why you shouldn’t give up on what God’s called you to do

6 Reasons why you shouldn’t give up on what God’s called you to do

I watched my daughter Thea, who has Mosaic Down Syndrome, work hard to learn how to read. Everyday she picked up a book and practiced. I would always find her off in a corner reading by herself or to her younger siblings. And everyday I saw an improvement. Over less than a year, Thea went [...]

The Church Failed You, But That’s Not The End Of Your Story

The Church Failed You, But That’s Not The End Of Your Story

You grew-up going to church. You learned bible stories like Noah’s Ark and Daniel and the Lions Den. You sang in Christmas concerts and went to youth group. You lived in this bubble, nicely protected by Christian parents, Christian friends. Then you hit high school and it was like your life split into two, the [...]

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyways!

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyways!

Feel the fear and do it anyways.  This is what was racing through my mind as I walked out the door of First West for the very last time. I had worked for this organization for over seven years, built my career, gained invaluable experience and made some life-long friends. With no clear path ahead [...]