Do you dread doing it?

It's time. No matter how much I hate doing it, it just has to be done. What am I talking about? Mopping. It is one of the household chores that I absolutely avoid until it can't be avoided anymore. Depending on how much time I've allowed to pass since the last time I mopped the job may take longer, more scrubbing. In reality, it would be easier if I would stop avoiding it and do it frequently. Then I'd just be maintaining instead of hard scrubbing. The funny thing is, the moment I finish mopping, I'm so happy I did [...]

By | 2015-09-01T08:34:15+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Young Adult|0 Comments

Drop anchor!

The anchor from the pirate ship in St. Augustine. Have you ever been on a ship? I've had the privilege of going a cruise before. It was quite fabulous. This summer I had the chance to walk around on a working ship that is a replicated pirate ship. While the ship is fully functioning with bathrooms, a galley, and such, it wasn't a cruise ship. The thing that fascinated me the most about this ship was the anchor. It was huge, ginormous, to  steal a word from Elf. They told us how much it weighed, but I was [...]

By | 2015-08-26T09:44:49+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

What did you want to be when you grew up?

  Sam at 3 years old. What did you want to be when you grew up? A superhero? A sports star? A musical sensation? Most children dream of world changing professions or positions that allow them to continuously do their favorite things, whether it's playing a sport or some musical aspiration. As children, we dream big and don't think anything is impossible. Then life happens. We grow up, get tainted by the pessimistic attitudes of others, and begin to feel pressure to make a certain amount of money to make ends meet or keep up with the Jones' as [...]

By | 2015-08-25T08:57:27+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|4 Comments

What can I do? I’m just one person.

Interstate 20 in Georgia Have you signed up to be a part of Circle Atlanta for Hope yet? I have been so blessed to see the number of people sharing the website information and challenging their friends to be a part of it. This is an event that everyone can be a part of, young and old. It is a way families can teach their children about the power of prayer. This is a way for the elderly to engage in the fight. As I was praying for the event this morning, I asked God to help people understand [...]

By | 2015-08-20T08:19:11+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Don’t miss it!

Have you ever been on 285 in Atlanta? It is literally a circle around the city. It connects the major interstates as well as suburbs all around Atlanta. I will never forget the first time I personally drove on 285. It was the day we moved to Atlanta. Mark was in a car with a child and I was in the other car with a child. I was supposed to be following him to our new house. It was an emotional day for me because I had just left the city I'd lived in my entire thirty-one years to start [...]

By | 2015-08-19T21:55:50+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Moldable?

North Carolina Pottery Do you like pottery? One of my favorite things about going home to North Carolina is the pottery. There is a town about an hour from my parent's house called Seagrove that is filled with potters, some of them are third and fourth generation potters. I have been many times and have collected some beautiful pieces through the years. Cagle's Pottery is one of my favorite places to visit. Their family has been throwing pottery on the wheel since 1791 It is quality craftsmanship. The white scalloped bowl pictured is from Cagle's. Another favorite of mine [...]

By | 2015-08-18T08:07:16+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|2 Comments

Memory Lane to heartache- Can you relate?

Greensboro, North Carolina Do you ever venture down Memory Lane? Where does it take you? I spent this past week with my parents in my hometown. It was such fun, visiting some of my favorite places and connecting with friends I haven't seen in a while. I was able to grab lunch at Yum Yums with one of my college friends and walk through campus enjoying their amazing ice cream as we walked. My mother and I celebrated her birthday at one of my favorite lunch spots, Liberty Oak. While I was in town, I had the opportunity to connect [...]

By | 2015-08-17T07:51:20+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

This rocked my world and became a game changer.

Do you have a big family? Compared to my grandmother, who was one of ten children, I have a small family. I was one of three. I'm the middle child and the only daughter. I tell my brothers that our family is like an Oreo cookie, the best part is in the center. My husband and I have two children. They are our joy. I have loved every stage of their lives from babies to almost adulthood. I would say they are two of my best friends; however, the greater blessing is that they say the same thing about me. [...]

Why you need to meet their need…

What are your needs? As I sit in Starbucks this morning looking at the line of people filing in and out of the front door, I think many of them would say they need coffee. When I was growing up we all knew we needed for our mama to have her coffee in the morning before seeing us or it was bad for everyone. I'm fortunate in that I can take it or leave it. I really view it more as a treat than a need, but others would say I'm crazy. What are your actual needs? The things that [...]

I saw Jesus yesterday!

Have you ever been to a children's consignment sale before? It is a sale where people bring clothing, toys, furniture, and baby equipment to sell over a few days. Riverstone Church has held a semi-annual consignment sale called Born Again Blessings since the first year the church was established. The sale used to be held at the Cobb County Civic Center, however, due to remodeling they had to relocate the sale to the church.  I have been a part of this consignment sale from its inception. I was on the committee for years, when my children were little. I've dressed my [...]