I have been struggling lately. Watching our country destroy itself is never easy to do, especially when you are sitting on the sidelines wishing the whole country would just stop. If I am honest, a good part of me wants to just stay in my little bubble here in the South and not engage with what… Continue reading What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do
As we head into the holiday season you may already be considering what you can do to help those who may not be able to help themselves. Requests are already piling up for shoeboxes for kids in foreign countries, angel tree presents, coat drives, food drives, holiday meals, more. You want to give in a… Continue reading How to Make an Impact with Your Holiday Giving
I am a big time believer in setting goals and an even bigger believer in reviewing where you are with those goals. “Why?” you ask. Great question. Setting goals is extremely important in knowing whether or not you are making any forward progress. No goal, no way of knowing what direction you are heading in. However,… Continue reading Request and Pure Joy Giveaway!
Do we really truly believe that all lives matter? For nearly a year tensions have been rising all over the country over incident after incident that involved white police officers and black men or women. Out of that tension grew a movement called #blacklivesmatter. And as quickly as #blacklivesmatter surfaced the rebuttal came with #alllivesmatter.… Continue reading Do We Really Believe All Lives Matter?
For the last few weeks we have been learning all about loving people who can sometimes be challenging to love. With the devastation that comes from drug/alcohol abuse, incarceration, unemployment, divorce, and a myriad of other challenges that can be associated with poverty there is also collateral damage. And the ones that tend to get… Continue reading What’s Your Role in Loving the Orphan?
When I was 26 years old I had an encounter with God like I had never experienced before. In fact, up until that point, I wasn’t even sure He existed. At the time I was extremely depressed. Still trying to work through the pain and guilt of a recent divorce and subsequent bad decisions. You… Continue reading How to Reduce Recidivism One Heart at a Time
Trying to love someone in addiction feels about the same as picking a rose from a bush. You know there is beauty at the end of it, but your going to have to go through a whole lot of pain to get there.