The Ugly Side of Me

I slammed my fist on the table and shouted words from my mouth as quickly as they entered my mind. My hands shook with anger and I stomped out of the room feeling justified in my reaction, considering her offense.  “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” Anger. That is what IContinue reading “The Ugly Side of Me”

These Demons are Pretty

“Go watch Elliott,” Richard said to me very seriously. I stepped into the kitchen in our tiny wooden jungle home and looked out onto the back patio where Elliott liked to play in the big water basin. He was three and a half and full of imagination and wonder at all the things the worldContinue reading “These Demons are Pretty”

The Ugly Side of Adoption

If you find yourself encouraged, follow my new blog at http://www.streamsandthorns.com for more posts like this one. I found this entry the other day while randomly flipping through an old journal: “January 2, 2013 Today, sort of in passing and sort of without even realizing it, I prayed a prayer. ‘Do something great through me… No matterContinue reading “The Ugly Side of Adoption”

From the Archives: God\’s Love Language

It\’s been interesting as we\’ve traveled around the Southeast,  meeting people from every walk of life. Having been raised in a very conservative church my whole life, it was like culture shock for me when we stepped into our first Southern Baptist Church a couple of years ago. I wasn\’t accustomed to seeing blue jeansContinue reading “From the Archives: God\’s Love Language”

Why I am leaving Christianity.

Today, I have decided to do something I wish I would have done a long time ago. I would not have wasted many years and countless dollars in my life had I done so. Maybe I would have made a true difference in the world rather than feeling like I was doing something good withContinue reading “Why I am leaving Christianity.”

We Probably Could End World Hunger… But….

I was listening to one of our local Christian radio stations the other day when I heard something that made me say, \”Hmmm…\” but not in a good way. It startled me. I missed the initial question asked by a listener, but from the answer it had something to do with how Christians spend theirContinue reading “We Probably Could End World Hunger… But….”