Overload

Ever feel overloaded by all of life’s demands? Me, too. When someone asks you how you are, it used to be the common response was “I’m fine.” But now, I often hear “I’m stressed.” I can relate. But this madness has to stop! We are taking away from the quality and length of our lives Read More

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5 Reasons to Take a Silent Retreat at a Monastery

Years ago, I would often retreat to our cabin in the North Georgia Mountains to sit on the front porch to spend time with God. His creation is where I feel closest to Him. My alone time amplified my creativity, and my writing flourished. After stepping away from teaching again, I felt the need to Read More

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Grateful, Part 2

If you haven’t read part 1 of Dianne’s story, please read it here first. God Protected Her One night after moving into her own apartment, Dianne invited a friend over to hang out. When Dianne heard footsteps outside the door, she opened it to find a man with a gun instead of her friend. He Read More

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Grateful, Part 1

Dianne* met a couple of strip club dancers when she was 17 who encouraged her to dance, but she told them she wasn’t interested. So they encouraged her to turn tricks instead. * Her real name, used with permission. “I was too screwed up to get a job, and I needed money for drugs,” Dianne Read More

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We Trust God

“We trust God” is easy to say until it is tested. As she started her 16th year of teaching,  Cindie* faced the toughest struggle of her life. Would she trust God? At her yearly mammogram in January of 2015, the radiologist spotted a suspicious area on her left breast. Her biopsy results came back benign, Read More

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