My Treasure Box

I have dealt with what I call chemical imbalance since I was 13 years old–otherwise called mental illness….

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Loving Arms

I wrote this song in 2012. My mom had called me to talk to me about one of my aunt’s, who was struggling with her mental health, to consult with me on what to do. Mom and I have worked on my own mental health through various means over the years. After the phone call I…

The True Love Dares: Dare 21

Dare 21: Express praise and gratitude for each step of progress. Encourage the excavation process by your love and prayer of praise for the work of God your life and the lives of others. Acts 16:16-40 As I read through this scripture, do you know what went through my mind? What if Paul and Silas…

The True Love Dares: Dare 20

Dare Twenty: Your utmost patience is imperative amidst excavation, as it can get quite messy. Read Acts 8:1; 9:1-31 In an earlier Dare we talked about how sometimes when things look the worst on the outside, God is doing his best work on the inside. Remember? Well, today we are going to expand on that….

Sisters With You

  “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched–they must be felt with the heart.” ~Helen Keller   (Refrain) Sisters, I wanna be Sisters With you! We’ll have our trying times, Our tears and our laughs, Oh, I wanna be Sisters With you!   Verse One: I don’t…

If

If a word were worth a million kisses I’d speak a billion words. If a kiss were worth a billion “fall-into-you” embraces I’d give you a trillion kisses. If a trillion “fall-into-you” embraces were worth a Love that had no end I’d never stop “falling-into-you”. And since I have already a love that never ends…

The True Love Dares: Dare 19

Dare Nineteen: Be the Lord’s servant; if you can’t do it for this person, do it for Him. Read Alma 8:8-18 You know, sometimes we have a relationship that is toxic, flat out toxic and honestly, you do still love this toxic person. But the reality is, this person isn’t interested in change at this point, or they…

The Loving Thing To Do

Sometimes the loving thing to do Is the very thing you don’t want to do. It’s as painful to you As to the one you love. Why is that? Sometimes the loving thing to do Is to let go When everything in you wants to hold on tight. Sometimes the loving thing is to hold…

Mother

I thought I’d share this poem, since it’s Mother’s Day today. I wrote this poem for my mom when I was 14. Our relationships had it’s ups and downs and life’s thrown a lot of curve balls but God has truly blessed me with an awesome mom. I really love my mom. I have another poem that I wrote…

The Surest One

  The last few months there has been some painful family drama.  Without going into details, I was recently thinking about one particular person involved in the whole thing and just feeling sadness and pain because of their choices and how those choices were affecting others and, in the long run, themselves. A lot of…

The True Love Dares: Dare 18

Dare Eighteen: When all the evidence that you see from this person is negative, know that God is working on excavation. I have a scripture I want to share with you as our jumping off point: Psalm 88 (NIV) “LORD, you are the God who saves me, day and night I cry out to you. May…

The True Love Dares: Dare 17

Dare Seventeen: Keep the Vision of what you are serving and working for in mind consistently. Last time we talked about when we choose to be vulnerable to another person, there is often at some point or another, pain involved with being vulnerable, and the importance of maintaining vulnerability even when we are faced with…

The True Love Dares: Dare 16

Dare Sixteen: In choosing to be vulnerable, choose also to be aware; when hurts come choose to swallow them up in the love of God’s Word. Last time we talked about being vulnerable and letting others in. Today, we are facing the reality that, when we do that, there is pretty much 100% chance that…

The True Love Dares: Dare 15

Alma 24: 17-26 “And now it came to pass that when the king had made an end of these sayings, and all the people were assembled together, they took their swords, and all the weapons which were used for the wedding of man’s blood, and they did bury them up deep in the earth. And this…