The Wastelands

Boxes lined the hallway as I made my way outside.  Barry was loading the remaining items into the U-Haul.  We turned around to soak in the view of our adorable house.  We had recently placed a huge amount of time and effort into fixing up the place.  It oozed with Bishop handiwork.  Barry and I spent our [...]

Mourning to Morning

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. ~ Psalm 30:5 Barry and I were out running errands when we received a call to go to the hospital immediately.  One of our church members had a relative that was in a severe boating accident.  We had no idea what to expect when we arrived, [...]

The Perfect Storm

I sat there in disbelief. All eyes were on the television.  Each person waited on the one word we feared the most... EVACUATION.  I couldn't believe it and neither could the sweet girl who had carefully placed chemicals on my hair only minutes before.  The entire salon was silent for a moment and then there was a deafening buzz of [...]

Mindful of My Mind (part 2)

Growing up, my mother dealt with depression.  To say that she suffered heartache as a young woman would not do her pain justice.  She lost her mother to cancer at 19, her grandfather to cancer at 20 and her cousin, which was like a brother, drowned tragically when she was 21.  In the midst of this she got married and not [...]

Just Lettin’ My Hair Down

After my last post, which I mulled over forever... I started thinking about how hard it is to truly be honest about heartache, sin and disappointment when you are leading more than just yourself.   Because of that, I think there are a lot of minister's wives that are dealing with things in the quiet of their own prayer [...]

Reality Church

I absolutely love reality television.  It is one of my favorite indulgences.  The more drama...the better.  I guess I kind of enjoy seeing people's "real lives".  It makes me feel like I am not alone in my quirkiness.  If camera's were rolling at my house today, you would have found me in my PJ's until noon, logged onto Facebook while [...]