Trusting with the Whole

Growing up I had one verse that I knew by heart, I don’t remember why this verse stuck with me, out of all the other verses I memorized in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. When someone would ask me what my life verse is I would be quick to say Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in …

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Knowledge Empowers You

June is not only the start of the hurricane season but it is also the start of the graduation season. From preschool to tertiary, the time has come to say goodbyes to what was and hello to new beginnings. My firstborn daughter is graduating from high school and let me tell you, I am so …

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Coming Over

Joni’s life would change forever in a split second on a hot July afternoon in a diving accident at the age of 17. Her spinal cord was severed, and she became paralyzed from the shoulders down.  A once active young woman now confined to a wheelchair that she would repeatedly bang into walls until they …

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Don’t Be a Leaky Dorey

I began a new chapter on May 16th and I took some time to reflect on my life and lessons learned along the way and also to listen to what God was saying. He has brought me this far and I am not about to continue this journey without Him. There’s a quote that circulates …

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The Waiting Room

I came across this piece I had written a while back and never finished. As I read what I had written down, I felt that it was time to share. “I broke down in his waiting room and started to cry. I put my hand on my chest and said, “My heart”, I don’t know …

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Where Are You Looking?

I had a habanero tree in my backyard. If you know me, you know that I love habaneros and all things spicy. I was so excited when it started to produce peppers, then after producing an abundance of habaneros it just started to dry up. It was dead, brown, and dried out and there were …

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Making Space to Teach & Talk

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. Deuteronomy 4:9 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie …

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Making Space for Grief

April 9th. The day  I lost my father to cancer. He left this world on a Holy Thursday so whenever Easter comes along, I revisit that day and relive the memories. Grief comes in waves. Contractions come in waves. They both hurt and takes our breath away. In my childbirth class, I encourage the women …

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Raise a Hallelujah

 “As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory …

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Woman Set Free

The noise of barking dogs and a sudden cry of pain brought me running to my backyard. We had an intruder, my neighbor’s dog found his way in and attacked my dog.  The experience left my dog wounded and traumatized.  We thought it was over as we tended the wound and patched the fence. The …

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