From the Ground Up

I was challenged in February to think creatively about my personal journey and capture that in a selfie. I’m not a very abstract thinker but a few days before the deadline, I walked out my front door and right in front of me was the most starkly green, out of place, ugly weed I’ve ever…

Pro-Parenting: Amputee Style

Well, it is official: we are licensed professional parents!  After several grueling months of paperwork, home studies, inspections, writing ten page autobiographies, trainings, and a water test (yes, really!), we received our license in the mail that we are approved Foster/Resource parents and are on the list to receive our first placement child. For some…

I Ain’t Got a Leg to Stand on…

I Ain’t Got a Leg to Stand on… If you have followed my blog for any amount of time you know the struggle with my leg.  Not my real one, my fake one.  I truly do not even understand how something that isn’t even real can constantly send you such unhealthy vibes.  First I have…

Implementing Hope

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”  Proverbs 13:12 Hope Deferred The verse above hit me like a ton of bricks. Now, I GET it. So many years I have heard this verse preached as a form of medicine to treat depression or hard times. Even more…

Jehovah Jireh – Jesus Carries

Jehovah Jireh – Jesus Carries “Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of the place, ‘The-Lord-Will-Provide;’ as…

A Man’s Perspective – Caregiving During a Temporary Disability

The third “Man’s Perspective” article I am writing in regards to romance and marriage is from a friend of mine named Joel. Joel McCubbin and his wife Vickie have been married for nearly 50 years and they have a lot of wisdom and insight which I feel will encourage a very broad base of my…

Ashly’s Ashes – Sister’s in Christ Guest Speaker 2015

Back in March I was asked to share and speak at the Sister’s in Christ event at Lancaster Bible College.  It was an event where women all over the county came together in worship and adoration of God’s love and glory.  Besides being a wonderful time they also recorded my story to share with you…

“HEY! Now Walk it Out…Walk it out…Walk it out…”

“HEY! Now Walk it Out…Walk it out…Walk it out…”  “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-5  As I prepare…