Reflections on the Journey

Our Stories Matter

Our Stories Matter

One thing I’ve learned as a domestic violence advocate – every survivor’s story matters. Every time a victim survives the hell s/he’s lived through, it is another point in the “win” column. One more person who was not destroyed by…

The Lord Calls for Justice

The Lord Calls for Justice

I just finished my month of reading the bible every day. Toward the end of the month, we were to read the book of Amos. As I did a few weeks ago, I read these two chapters, and wrote down…

Do Not Be Afraid

Do Not Be Afraid

In yesterday’s blog I shared that on Sunday my pastor challenged our church to read two or three chapters of the bible every day for 30 days. We are to read expecting God to speak to us through His word…

God-Breathed

God-Breathed

On Sunday, my pastor told our church that less than 20% of all regular churchgoers read the bible on a daily basis.  This seems a surprising statistic. He asked: Why don’t more Christians read the bible? Did you know that…

Coming out of the Darkness

Coming out of the Darkness

I have found healing from abuse can sometimes feel as if I am lost in the darkness. When in the darkness, I don’t know where to turn, or what to hold onto. Other times, I feel wonderful, and I barely…

Heaven is Made Sweeter by Suffering

Heaven is Made Sweeter by Suffering

Have you ever experienced this? You begin thinking about a topic, and suddenly, that topic, whatever it is, is all around you? People are talking about it, Pastors are preaching about it, and the books you read are focusing on…