Fatherless or Loved by a Father?

I wasn’t fatherless–at least not for the first 10 years. As a child, I remember a haunting song with words that made me sad—sometimes I feel like a motherless child. In the world today, I think more people feel fatherless. A growing number of children spend at least part of their childhood in a single-parent home. […]

Codependency and the Homeless Heart

I met with a friend one day and for some reason, we started talking about codependency, a subject I recognized from weeding it out of my own life. It took a long time to open myself enough to see the condition in my past. Its presence surprised me, especially in so me relationships. Codependency often appears […]

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Behind and Missing Opportunities–Welcome to 2016

As we approach the middle of January, I’m already behind on my 2016 goal to blog regularly. A new year of opportunity already in full swing and I missed some of it. If I may be so bold, my entire life feels behind. I started the New Year behind. Am I a bit frustrated? Absolutely—even […]

From Slavery to Freedom-You Choose

#Slavery. Harsh word. Not all slave owners in history treated their slaves bad. Some loved their servants, and the slaves loved their masters. So much that even when released from bondage, the slave chose to remain in servitude to the master. Hard to believe, but true. The slave became a bondservant. In Biblical times, they […]

I am Hupernikos—More Than a Conqueror

Conqueror. A victor, champion, overcomer. An overwhelming force. I am hupernikos. I am more than a conqueror.But I don’t always feel like it. I love spring. After the coldness of winter, the beauty of the season renews my spirit. But then summer comes much too quickly, and I long for fall. With the first crisp morning, […]

Perfect Love

I plan to post something more personal later this week. But I’m excited about the #Perfect Love Conference this weekend.  This event is primarily intended to raise awareness about human trafficking, learning what we can do to help and challenging us to take action. I can’t help but believe the Lord is up to more. […]

From Procrastination to Complacency

We call it procrastination, a nasty habit often ending in defeat. Did you ever notice how a day becomes a week? Then the week turns into months. Before long, several months pass and those things you meant to do never get finished. I’m guilty.But maybe—just maybe—this thing of procrastination goes much deeper than putting things […]

Homeless Hearts-Journey into a Homeless Heart

“We will never end homelessness until we deal with issues of the heart.” Excerpts from Chapter 1 Lori’s words rang through my mind and stuck there as an unforgettable memory I’d rather forget. I looked into the faces and eyes of people at the shelter. Some smiled and seemed rather joyful while others oozed pain […]