Stecoah, North Carolina. (I know, you’ve never heard of it. It’s okay; I’ve got pictures.) Armed with an RV, trailer, motorcycle, many layers of clothing, and a Go Pro, my husband, John, and I were eager to get in some scenic riding and capture it all on video. The fun

A twister came the other day It scourged the land, it had its way It picked up homes and tossed them To and fro and here and there   Children buried under bricks And mortar, mud, rich and thick As parents ran to reach them For the worst they did

“A woman should be like water; she should take no form and have no voice.”                                                                                ~ Chinese Proverb “Educating a woman is like watering your neighbor’s garden.”                                                                                 ~ Indian Proverb “You are passionately loved by the God of the universe. You are passionately hated by his Enemy.”                                                                         

She’s not even twenty years old. Born to a drug-addicted, teenage mother who was a prostitute, she was sex trafficked by her own mother as a toddler. She was molested and raped numerous times by family members and in the homes of foster parents who were supposed to take care

Sometimes I get too comfortable. Sometimes, when I’m looking around my lovely home, running errands in my comfortable neighborhood, volunteering with the PTO, going to church, being a housewife, and I am more than sixteen years away from it, I forget about my past. I don’t ever fully forget, but

It’s Christmas time in the city. We’re all running around town, searching for the perfect gifts, baking goodies for holiday gatherings, decorating trees and houses, attending parties and get togethers, checking off lists, and going crazy trying to squeeze it all in. Those are some of the things I was

The other night, my stepdaughter and I noticed a partial rainbow as I was dropping her off at her youth group. It was a rainy autumn Wednesday, early evening, and even though it was only a partial rainbow, the colors were spectacular, especially alongside all the fall colors currently on