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. [...]

He’s better than Jake from State Farm!

Do you ever pay attention to commercials? I mean other than Super Bowl time? Every now and then there will be one that has a jingle that sticks with you or the commercial will make you laugh so you remember it. State Farm made sure everyone knew their jingle, Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there." Then they capitalized on it by using it in the latest run of commercials by having the customer say the jingle and the agent immediately appears. Some are rescues from imminent danger. [youtube][/youtube] Others are less traumatic situations. [youtube][/youtube] Either way, the point [...]

By |2015-06-01T07:37:38-04:00June 1st, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|1 Comment

Do you have a tool I can borrow?

Do you have a tool chest? Is it full or are you continually adding new tools to it? My husband bought a Craftsman tool chest because he had outgrown his smaller toolbox and needed a place to store all of his tools together. We all have tools we use in life. Some of us have tools like a paint brush, a guitar pick, a computer or even a chef's knife. What kind of tools do you use in your line of work? Last night I hosted a new Bible study in my home. We are using the book The Circle Maker by Mark [...]

Still talking………..

Mama Do you have a friend or family member you talk with daily? Is there anyone you seem to have a running conversation with? My mom and I seem to have one conversation that has yet to end. We talk almost daily and we'll even refer back to something one of us said days prior as if we'd just mentioned it. We're so familiar with each other that we don't even have to convey complete sentences to communicate. She's not just my mom, she's one of the best friends I've ever had. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, Pray without ceasing." [...]

By |2015-05-26T08:19:09-04:00May 26th, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|2 Comments

Got friends?

Do you have a crew? Peeps? People? You know what I'm talking about, a group of friends that you live life with, rely on when the chips are down, and back you up when needed? We all need people in our lives, even the most introverted among us. When need others to lean on when times get difficult. We need people who will call us out when we're heading down the wrong path. And we simply need people to laugh with in life. Many of the girls  who come out of the sex trade only to return again do so [...]

Friend or Frienemy?

How many friends do you have on Facebook? How many followers do you have on Instagram or Twitter? Do you know them all? Could you pick them out of a crowd and name everyone? If you,'re like most people, you answered the last question with a resounding "No" because you don't have consistent contact with over half of the people you're connected with on social media. While social media is great, it allows us to communicate the same message to a lot of people at once, it gives us a false sense of relationships and connectedness, if that's a word. [...]

Been sharpened?

Have you ever been to Kentucky?  My friend, Kim, and I traveled to Kentucky yesterday to visit a young woman in a recovery program.  The drive was beautiful, all of the rolling hills, the silos, barns, and animals grazing. It was very picturesque. When we arrived, we were greeted with hugs, kisses and tears. I now understand what Paul meant by greeting one another with a holy kiss [Romans 16:16]. My sweet friend nearly snapped me in two as she clung to me with tears our joy streaming down her face. She was so eager to see familiar faces and [...]

By |2013-11-19T07:51:07-05:00November 19th, 2013|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Is it a crime or just kids being kids?

Have you ever been bullied?  Bullying used to be done predominately on the playground in grade school or in the locker room in high school. You didn't hear much about it and it seemed to happen rather infrequently.  You could escape the bullying by avoiding those places as much as possible and staying with your own group of friends. Like everything else, with the advancement of technology, bullying has taken off explosively. Not only can people be bullied when they're at school or at a large gathering, but with technology, someone can be in the privacy of their own home [...]

By |2013-11-06T08:15:09-05:00November 6th, 2013|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|2 Comments

10 Steps to Keep Your Child Safe on the Internet

Social Media Outlets Do you leave your front door unlocked? Or are you the type that locks the doorknob, the deadbolt and sets the alarm whether you're at home or not? We have locks on our doors to keep unwanted guests out of our homes. We want to protect our belongings, but more importantly, the people we love. None of us would willingly open our front doors to dangerous people and invite them in to have their way in our homes, but it happens every day through technology. When we allow our children to get on the internet [...]

Do I know you?

Have you ever met someone for the first time and had an instant connection with them? You  feel completely comfortable, and can easily discuss things, even though you've known each other for less than a few minutes.  It never ceases to amaze me how often this happens. This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak at the DOLL Conference in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Fitzgerald is a small town in South Georgia. The church where the event was held reminded me a lot of my husband's home church in Whiteville, North Carolina.  The youth pastor arranged for us to have dinner [...]

By |2013-04-30T06:38:56-04:00April 30th, 2013|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments
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