Waging War on Technology

As a mom, I feel like I’m constantly fighting a war between the virtual and real worlds, especially on behalf of my kids. Am I the only one that is concerned that we might be setting our kids up for some real issues in the future? I realize this is our new normal so to…

Radio Show Interview

I had the tremendous, God-given opportunity to share a bit of my story on a local radio show a while back and wanted to share it with you guys. There are three separate days with three separate interviews. The links are posted below: Also, check out the other podcasts from Hope is Here as well,…

Go Where You are Celebrated

When you are rejected, never forget to rise higher. It is okay to walk away when you aren’t appreciated in a certain place. This goes for everyone really, in a lot of circumstances. It’s not okay to wallow, suffer, complain non-stop like no one cares about you. But, it is okay to say your peace,…

Healing Comes in the Strangest Forms

It’s interesting being a homeschool mom sometimes. You guilt yourself into feeling like you’re not enough or spread too thin to give each child the nurturing, love, and attention they need to succeed. Then add your own college into the mix along with all the responsibilities of being a mom and wife and, at moments…

Why am I so Broken?

This past week has been one of ups and downs, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime, to meet a major inspiration of mine, Danny Gokey, who’s music has helped me through some of the hardest places in my life. Mainly when I lost my Daddy and his music still blesses me immensely almost…

Why Depression?

Plants, how beautiful and gloriously green they grow when they are given the proper nutrition and care. Much like children of God, they crave water and nutrients from a source, that source being the Holy Spirit. “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of…

Hope Has the Final Say

  This is out of my comfort zone but, I’ve felt prompted for days to share a little of my story… The reality of suicidal tendencies among people who love Jesus has slapped me smack dab in the face this week, especially after hearing about Pastor Jarrid Wilson. I know anyone can become depressed, anyone…

Do you burn?

No longer do I see the fire of Jesus in their eyes that accompanies the Holy Spirit continuously churning inside of them. Their hunger no longer provokes me to beg and plead for what they are doing that causes them to appear so aflame for Christ. They’ve become part of ministries that look good on…

Real Relationships

I’m both challenged and concerned at where society is heading. Technology has advanced us so far, yet has also been the cause of a lot of issues along the way.  Research and development in many areas has required our advancing technology. Still, our social lives have taken a huge hit. The last fifteen years have…

Make Room for Jesus

The Bible never identifies her name or what she looked like, but it beautifully describes the caliber of woman she was.  In 2 Kings 4 it tells us that she lived in a place called Shunem, she highly respected her husband, and she was virtuous like the woman described in Proverbs 31.  Oh, what a multitude…

Hold Your Peace

There is such a lack of “holding your tongue” within the church world and such a spirit of offense lingering in the air. It comes as evil distraction of the enemy meant to cause a fatal division within the body of Christ which was meant to work together. When your brain communicates with your limbs…