Category: Love

The Prayer That Changed Everything: How I Survived a Drunk Driver and the Story I Couldn’t Tell Until Now

The Prayer That Changed Everything: How I Survived a Drunk Driver and the Story I Couldn’t Tell Until Now
November 8th, 2014 started like any other Saturday. Except, it wasn’t any other day. That morning I got up, ate breakfast, brushed my teeth and made my bed.  I took my dog for a walk and toyed with the idea of going to meet my sister and brother-in-law at Key Lime Cove’s indoor waterpark for... Read more »

Do You Have an Accurate Picture of God?

“Most people are casual about God because they don’t have an accurate picture of him.” ~ Francis Chan I have been listening to a lot of Francis Chan lately. Not sure if anyone has noticed…. Chan describes God straight from Isaiah 6 and Revelation 4 in a way I have never quite heard in the... Read more »

Francis Chan: 'No Spirit-Filled Couple in All of History Has Gotten a Divorce'

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I have never been married, nor have I ever been engaged.  But I do know that if I were to partake in such a sacred bond, I would hope to have what Lisa and Francis Chan have: A devout love for one another because they love God first and keep his mission in mind as... Read more »

What Forgiveness Really Looks Like

Have you ever royally messed up?  Have you ever felt the sting of regret like a punch in the stomach? I have. In fact, I think I sometimes seemingly keep punching myself in the stomach because it is hard for me to fathom what real forgiveness looks like. People preach about, write about and talk... Read more »

Quote of the Day: "The Greatest Amount of Healing Takes Place During the Greatest Pain"

“The greatest amount of healing takes place during the greatest pain” – Dad Coming from my 70-year-old father at the time who had just undergone sextuple bypass surgery with many complications, including probably the most amount of pain he has ever experienced in his life, to his daughter who was going through one of the... Read more »

One Rescue Dog Down, Many More to Go: Finding a Forever Home

After waiting about 15 years for my perfect doggie, I found my precious Gizzy.  I am reminded of this scripture and what a blessing it is to have Gizmo in my life. Proverbs 12:10 “A righteous man regards the life of his animal.” Proverbs 13:12: “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled... Read more »

Hitch's The Date Doctor is In: You Go 10, God Comes 90

I’ve wanted to start a blog now for about three years, but something always seemed to get in the way.  I now know that, that something is me. Be it procrastination, intimidation, or just plain fear, l realize now that getting over that initial hump is the worst part, and in many cases it’s all... Read more »

You Want Romance But You Don't Have a Game With God?

What makes your heart flutter? Everyone desires something. Be it relationships, friendship, love, respect, admiration, acceptance, we all have those carnal desires that involve the people and things around us. No one is an island.  Or at least, most are not willingly. So, I’ll just cut to the chase.            ... Read more »

Persecution? Friend or Foe?

Persecution.  Oh the loaded word.  Most people don’t like the sound of it because it carries with it a negative connotation.  Some may say that it’s a “religious” word. But I beg to differ. While most forms of the word may in fact be related to one’s religious affiliation, I’m sure completely nonreligious people have... Read more »

Lion King's Mufasa Had it Right: Remember Who You Are

Tonight I came home from work and heard the unexpected from my father.  Not that I didn’t think  he believed in me, nor was the skepticism founded because he hasn’t encouraged me to pursue my dreams, or praised me for my talents over the course of my life. But quite the contrary. My dad has... Read more »