What Will You Fight For? The most basic lesson in a fight is that it is not intended to harm, but a tool for self defense. We have a real enemy is that is out to cause harm to us. We share this enemy, actually everyone does, Satan. He is a fallen angel who […]
There’s a story in Matthew I bet you’re familiar with, a story where Peter lost focus and forgot something. Chapter 14, Jesus has his disciples get into a boat, but He continues on to pray alone. Before dawn Jesus heads out on the water to meet them, walking on water. Afraid, Peter cries, out, “Lord, […]
Solitude to Re-emerge How are you spending your time in self-quarantine? For well over a month now, we have had to isolate ourselves away from others in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19. It started out fun – no place to be and no time constraints. We suddenly had time for our families […]
What Does it Mean to be Your True Self? Who is my True Self? What does it mean to be my True Self? Maybe you have asked the same question. I was confused for many years about this Self that was the real me. It seemed to me that the real me was not quite […]
“There are no coincidences with God. He can use you – just as you are and just where you are. Even if it’s a really crummy place. Perhaps even more so if it’s a really crummy place. God has never worked in me and through me more than He did during the times I was walking through the darkest valleys of my life. As we navigated the illnesses and deaths of our two boys, God gave me the desire to be open, honest and vulnerable in sharing our story. What started as an intent to share medical updates in an efficient way, turned into a platform for sharing our hearts and what God was doing in our lives. And He used it. He used it mightily. Words penned from my sons’ hospital rooms traveled farther and reached more lives than I ever could have imagined. I sat beside their beds, wondering, “Why him? Why us?” while pleading with God to change our circumstance, but what He did was so much more. A place that held the worst moments of our lives was also the place He used us the most.”
Focus: Family + Motherhood
“If something happens to him, I really don’t know if I’ll make it.”
I know for a fact said those fateful words a little over a year ago. To catch you up on our story a little, one of our twin sons, Logan, began having seizures in 2012, at the age of 17 months. After several months of trying to figure out what was causing the seizures, we received a diagnosis of a terminal, genetic disorder. The disease progressed very rapidly, and Logan ended up passing away a month before his second birthday. We were devastated. Of course. But we had his twin brother Griffin, and he was for us the very picture of hope and life that we desperately needed.