Getting that diagnosis stings like a prison sentence. How could this happen? Is this my penance? No more wondering, it's final. Though I was so vigilant. He's trapped. But wait! He's a baby, he's innocent! One and a half minutes of life with no breath. But the damage is done. He was snatched from death.… Continue reading Discovering New Hope
"Don't tense up like a rock, you have to be loose like a noodle 'cuz noodles float and rocks sink." -My swim instructor I just started to pursue a dream of mine this week- surfing! But just as we must crawl before we can walk, we must swim before we can surf. Monday I started… Continue reading Stay Calm & Swim
"No deed could make me love you better"
We live around a small, kayak filled lake in Wilmington, NC. The riverwalk downtown has been recently named the #1 riverwalk community in the country. Within 20 minutes I could drive to my choice of 2 different beaches with several more options within the hour. We have quite a few very nice parks complete with… Continue reading Unexpected Life
We were sitting at a stop light waiting for the officer's signal to turn left into the church parking lot. It was family weekend and we were discussing lunch plans and events to do around the university. Mom must have gotten warm because she cracked the car window. The officer was finally giving us the… Continue reading It Still Makes Me Panic
If there's one thing I've learned in my life so far, it's that I love control...If there is one thing I've been reminded of the most this year, it is that I have no control- NONE!
Sometimes things happen that cause you to stop and think, "how did I get here?". This morning I was singing worship music and playing with my son when a song came on that I had prayerfully sung in his room several times before he was born. "Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders.… Continue reading The Master Craftsman