Sugar Coated

Sugar Coated

Dear Millennials,

As I think about our time growing up in America, I cannot help but have fond memories. The truth is that we have been very blessed and privileged to live where we live. Many of us had loving homes, good education, and plenty of opportunities for sports, fine arts, and other activities. If I could define our upbringing, I would describe it as sweet…

Just Because

Just Because

One of my best friends from college named Jen was always an amazing card giver. If I did one simple act of kindness towards her, you better believe by the next day there was a thank you note with my name on it. Today I was thinking about the Just Becausecategory in the card section of the store…

The Why

The Why

Yesterday evening I saw disheartening news that there was a shooting at UNC Charlotte on their final day of classes. Why? I thought to myself. What causes someone to do such a horrific act? How does it get so bad that we end up with wounded and killed teens and young adults who had so much potential in this world?…

The Midwives Feared God

The Midwives Feared God

There are so many names in the Bible, oftentimes I am prone to overlook them and move on. However, today I noticed some new names as I was doing my Bible Study, No Other Gods by Kelly Minter. We were reading in Exodus 1 about the captivity of the Israelites. As the Pharaoh pressed God’s people harder, they just grew and multiplied. (Exodus 1:12) …

New Life

New Life

The vines stretch high and spread out across the brick siding of my neighbors house. The birds create masterworks with their tweeting sounds. As the sun begins to descend from the sky and the world goes dark again, I reflect on the beauty that is spring…