Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

Because of the all-encompassing nature of my son's OCD diagnosis and treatment, I've had to step away from some ministry roles within the last month. There is no denying it - I'm sad about this. And more than once I've found myself questioning whether or not I made the right decision to step away, because …

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For He Alone is Worthy

I sat in the church pew alone this past Sunday and sang these words. And God spoke to me. We have had a rough year.  My son was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder in June.  It's not any sort of joke the way people kid each other and say, "you're so OCD!"  It is a serious …

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Grateful.

(photo from www.LumoProject.com) A few months ago my pastor touched on the story of Jesus told in Mark 2:2-12.  Four men had a paralyzed friend who needed to see Jesus.  They went to great lengths to get him into Jesus' presence - lowering him down through the roof. I'm going to paraphrase here, but one of …

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Anniversary Trip

At the beginning of summer, Dave and I took a trip to Mexico to celebrate our 20th anniversary.  Our anniversary isn't actually until October, but this was the most convenient time of year for us to be away! We splurged on an amazing resort, Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita.  We would highly recommend it. We've …

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When your kid’s an outside of the box thinker…

...and you don't even think about what's outside the box. So I just had an amazing revelation several months ago.  It's kinda crazy that it took me so long to realize it.  My daughter (who, at the time was shortly going to be turning 16) was asking me questions about driving while we were in …

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