A Simple Thanks

For some reason today was a sad day for me not sure why exactly I guess just one of those days.   So after a good cry I decided instead of sitting in my pity and sadness that I would write and here’s what came out. I am thankful for God’s constant love and presence…

Why does God allow pain and suffering??

Isn’t that a question we often ask our selves?  It is one I know I have thought and often asked myself. Over 300 churches in Austin are participating in the Explore God campaign.  You can visit www.exploregod.com to find out more.  Anyway, we are asking some great question each week then the pastors of all…

It is well with my soul…

  Friday September 13th marked the 4 year anniversary of Wells Branch Community Church.  For those of you to new to my blog or story.  Wells Branch Community Church is the church that my husband Todd and I along with 28 other charter members began on September 13, 2009 in the North Austin suburb of…

This is not my Happily Ever After…

August 21, 2013 Today marks what would have been my 20th wedding anniversary.  I remember my wedding day like it was yesterday, I was so excited but very nervous as I was finally marrying the man I had dated and dreamed of marrying for 6 and half years!!!  We began dating the end of my…

BIG LOVE

    I had the opportunity to speak twice with my Haitian friends on my most recent trip to Jacmel, Haiti.   The first time was Friday night, which I shared  about in an earlier post and the second time was Sunday morning.  I had offered to speak to the women since that is definitely…

Why am I so privileged???

I did not expect to be so overcome with such intense emotion while in Haiti like I had experienced before.  I did not think that my heart could break all over again as I took in the poor condition of this Caribbean country that I previously visited not once but twice before.  As I helped…

Celebrating his life in Haiti

I traveled to Haiti last week and even though it was my third trip I was overwhelmed with an array of emotions as if it was my first time.  I have had the opportunity to travel to Haiti twice on mission trips in June 2007, June 2010 and then this time which was the same…

It has been 22 months!!

I went to bed last feeling heavy-hearted and even after praying and having a good night sleep I woke up feeling the same way.  Then I realized today is the 13th.  Today marks 22 months since my love went to his heavenly home.  The thirteenth of the month does not always hit me like a…

We have more than survived…

Well the kids and I have officially survived another school year.  More than survived really.  I mean life for the most part seems more “normal.”  I have settled in to the fact that I am a single Mom raising my two kids without their father.  Do I like it,  NOT really!!  I still miss just…

On the mountaintop…

Maybe you’ve heard it said, I am living on top of the mountain.  Or that was a mountaintop experience!  I can say that I feel like a big part of my life has been experienced on the mountaintop and I then at times I have lived in the valley.  I truly have been blessed by…