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Fighting & Marriage

The world wants us to believe that marriages should all work out as they do in the movies. You meet, fall in love, and you either live happily ever after or you can meet someone new and leave your spouse behind.

An Unlikely Intent: The Unexpected Welcome

We followed Jesus into Jerusalem, and a crowd began to form on either side of the street. The crowds were larger than usual since people had come to Jerusalem to prepare for Passover.

Grandfather’s Clocks

Your grandfather crafted
the first for his wife,
followed by one for
each of his four children.

Out Of Control

Let the heavens know to Whom you belong. We may not be able to control all the outcomes, but we serve a loving God who does.

Why Did God Let This Happen?

Can we trust that He is the God of Life, not the God of Destruction? Can we join Him in seeing that creation is good underneath the horrors of tragedy?

When Raccoons Attack

While it may feel like the enemy has the upper hand today, he never gets to win. God has a plan to restore all the places that the enemy has broken down.

What it Means to be Ohana

Every single person was created in one unified image, the image of God, and I can’t begin to imagine a better Ohana than that.

Hope Chest

He has called us to Himself, paid our ransom, and washed us completely clean. We now can stand firmly on the foundation of hope He has provided for us.

Our House on Wheels

As the crazy idea evolved, we began our research. RV shopping became a bit of a pastime for us and the kids.

Killing What Almost Killed Me

There was no more hiding or retreating. It was on, and I was finally ready to kill the thing that almost killed me. It was time to die to myself.

Beauty in the Barrenness

Fostering may be something that the public reserves for exceptional martyrs, but Jessica insists it’s nothing extraordinary. Fostering isn’t tailored for superheroes.

Faith Bank

What I feel is that I’m alone, I’m scared, and I can’t make it through. What I know is that, regardless of my circumstances  (any circumstance), God is faithful, sovereign, and has plans for my good.

Chasing Sunsets

To this day, I still chase the moments that allow for risk and look forward to that drive to Folly where I feel myself come alive through the beauty of nature and the infiniteness of us all.

A Testimony of Surviving on Hope

I felt I had no purpose but at the same time, there was a glimmer of hope deep down there somewhere. It is a crazy feeling to have hope yet want God to just snuff you out all at the same time.

Clarence, The Trainer

God desires to train us to be strong for Him. Anything He asks of me is the best. He is all-knowing in every arena of life. Unlike a human coach, He never pushes too hard or too softly. His ways are perfect.

Speaking Truth Into Hard Places

My heart was broken by the ending of a relationship that I had placed too much hope in, and I found myself at a crossroads.

No Days Off

God overlooks this laundry list of flaws and tirelessly takes care of me. No days off. No nasty attitude. No holding a grudge. Nothing of that sort.