The Difference Between Solitude & Isolation


Alone. Solitude. These words have a resounding effect upon many who hear them. “Why is she such a recluse?” “Why doesn’t he like people?” “They’re such a hermit.” The grievous mistake many engage in questioning, and even mocking, other’s need to be alone at times is constant. These people assume that these people are intentionally drawing away from them and others because they have some, perhaps, disdain…

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Recovery of America


Politics. That’s the new word to examine everything by in our culture today. The more I read any media sources, the more I discover how much we’re all being lured into the same temptation to identify ourselves by our politics. Identifying ourselves with anything outside of God renders us continually empty. The word politics is a “science of government” and objectifies…

What is Recovery?


It’s been a struggle to re-engage in my writing over the last year. Once a habit is broken and has been replaced with other things, it’s difficult to get back to a place of re-engagement. However, like the pause my husband is taking right now from working on his master’s degree, I needed a pause from consistent published-focused writing. I needed…

Jesus is Our Son’s Eternity


Tonight was one of those off nights where I get home at six o’clock in the evening only to throw a pre-made dinner in the oven to cook…for an hour. Whenever I have these nights, it feels like the whole day is just out of sorts as we dive into our dinner at seven o’clock, and we’re used to eating…

Election Blackout


I posted this on my Facebook page in a Note. I am editing it some for content, as some things came to light today after attending church. ————       It comes down to this: this election season, sprinkled with all the issues our nation and world has endured this year that has had the media in a whirlwind…

Addiction is Not About a Failure of Worship


Upon reading the first line of this article, I found myself already ready to be highly critical:  “I find addiction, and the bondage of addiction, to be very difficult to understand.” I composed myself, and continued to read; however, the further I read, the more my initial concerns of it being a skewed perspective clothed in holy garb to be a…

The Space of Grace


My friend, Matt Ham, posted this yesterday on his Facebook page: “I came to a realization tonight… So many people have had Jesus forced upon them by the very people who are unwilling to be Jesus to them in their lives.” He’s quite right. As a Christian of nearly thirteen years, I’ve been privy to experience things in church I…

9/11, Recovery and the National Anthem


Heads up: this is a long post Yesterday morning, just like everyone else in America, I awoke to the reality it was fifteen years since the occurrence of 9/11 when two planes plummeted into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in NYC. I remember that day vividly. In fact, it was the very day I was also fired…