Christmas becomes a more joyful season for me with each passing year. It was at Christmas time many years ago that I read this book, The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren, and accepted Jesus into my heart as my Lord and Savior. I wish I could remember exactly what year this happened. My mom used to put this book out on our coffee table with a few other childhood Christmas books that we like to re-read each holiday season has family tradition. It was in good company with The Night Before Christmas and Santa Mouse. I first noticed it mixed…

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When I couldn’t quite figure out where to start with my story, it occurred to me that I should simply start where I am. Right now, I am trying to process and fully grasp the spiritual awakening unfolding in my life. It really picked up the pace over the Summer of 2017 and I struggled with what I am supposed to DO with it all. I felt a strong call to action but I was still unclear on what that action could be. I prayed about it and discussed it with family, I wrestled with a few ideas, and I…

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The Universe sent me a few challenging questions today. I share my response to them and then pass them on to you. What am I hiding from? I am hiding from judgment, afraid that others opinions of me would be that I’m not good enough (same old). I’m hiding from sharing my faith, not because I’m ashamed of it but because I feel I can’t express it in a way to do it justice, it’s so much bigger than my words. I’m hiding from the tiny residual fear that trying this new way of living will still fail, I’ll gain…

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I used to believe in coincidences. But if I’ve learned anything in the last year it’s that there are no such thing as coincidences. Not for someone with eyes of faith anyway. With an accelerated pace in the last few months, I regularly experience “coincidences”… let’s stop right here and come up with a new word to reflect what’s really going on: messages, signs, guidance. I got one such sign today. The same day in which I had a profound spiritual experience in the morning (more on that later), I found this delicate and beautiful shed snakeskin in my backyard.…

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