A Helping Hand

I’ve never witnessed the sky grow so dark since that awful day. Pillows of blackened clouds pooled together like a thick blanket, nearly cutting off the brilliant light of the morning sun. Heaviness descended like a shroud, causing the air to feel burdened with despair. I was only passing through, but it would be a …

One of the hardest things about being a parent

I've been a Dad, a parent, for 19 years. Wow. Just reading that sentence back blows my mind. I was told growing up that time has a way of passing by us quickly. I never believed it until my wife and I had children. Life is a blur. It truly brings home the point that …

Mocking what others believe isn’t grace…in fact, it’s the opposite of loving your neighbor as yourself

I’ve noticed a trend on social media. In fact, I’ve seen it for a long time but haven’t said anything about it. Maybe it’s my own leftover shards of guilt, nestled deep within the caverns of my sub-conscious, that have kept me from feeling confident enough to address the issue. Maybe it’s because I have …

Come Forth

I’ve never been afraid of the dark. I can completely understand why some people are, however. The absence of light creates darkness so black and void, it’s as if you don’t exist. The air feels thick and cumbersome, making it difficult to even breathe. You close your eyes, looking for an inner source of comfort, …

Am I Worthy?

The shame haunts me on a daily basis. I’ve tried to be a good person, but I always end up failing. It’s not easy. It never has been. I am a woman with needs. I thought once I was married, everything would be perfect. Unfortunately, I’ve discovered that is not the case at all. There …