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Joy & Gratitude
Gratitude illuminates our blessings, creating joy, peace, and hope in our hearts.  We are now in the month of November, and as we head toward Thanksgiving, I'm reminded of gratitude and counting blessings – in all circumstances.  Even during the …
Pilgrim Hat Treats
Looking for a fun project and a delicious treat to make with your children or grandchildren this week?  Chocolate Pilgrim Hats are a family favorite and a Thanksgiving tradition.  It’s simple, with just five items needed to put these cute treats …
Off the Record (An Interview with a Young Man who Battled Depression)
Have you struggled to understand what your child is thinking and feeling as they battle depression and how you may help?  Maybe there is a clear reason that triggered the depression – a tragic life event or the loss of …
Eye-Opening Insights for Recognizing Depression & Anxiety in Millennials
Gripping fear, feelings of helplessness, living on edge, nightmares stealing sleep, and frustration – are the realities of a parent struggling to help their child battle anxiety, depression, and potential suicide.   Many parents are asking, how did we miss the …
Extraordinary Courage for Today
COURAGE has become increasingly necessary as individuals choose to stand their ground and fight for the freedoms our country was founded on, knowing there will be a price to pay. Earnest Hemingway said, “Courage is grace under pressure.” Merriam-Webster defines …
Standing on FAITH that Crushes Fear (Part 2)
What are some practical ways that we can firmly stand on faith, crushing our fears – right now?  Follow me here, because I will help you see a new picture of hope. We all need hope.  It is what guides …
Standing on FAITH that Crushes Fear (Part 1)
When I stand back to gain some perspective, I find something the world can’t give.  It is a confidence from knowing Truth, as I read God’s Word.  It is peace that transcends all understanding.  Today people are intolerant of those …
FAITH vs. Fear
I’ve been asked, “Is it possible to have faith AND live in fear?”  Maybe you’ve asked the same question?  Fear and faith are opposites.  I’ve heard it said that they cannot coexist in your heart at the same time.  Yet …
Pressure–Behind the Scenes (part 2)
Pressure, a sense of heaviness as the intensity increases.  Do you feel it?  We are in a spiritual battle, and the enemy is ramping up as he knows his time is coming to an end.  The Scriptures speak of spiritual …
Pressure Behind the Scenes (Part 1)
It has been a struggle lately to wake up with optimism and hope. Some nights I can’t sleep, and I’m usually a good sleeper. I wake in the middle of the night, with unsettling thoughts about our crumbling society, the …

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