Why Won’t God Heal My Broken Child?

The diagnosis was finally revealed! A five-hour test which God set up for all of our questions to be answered. Years of prayer, waiting, and wondering. We now know. Like many parents, I prayed a lot over my child.  My daughter was dealing with so many issues and felt many times broken and defeated.  As…

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Take a Walk in My Shoes

In the heat of an argument over the choices her son was making, a mother’s defense mechanism arose to support her son. “I’d rather have a gay son than a dead one,” she said. I could certainly see how overwhelmed this mom was and the frustration she felt of others not walking in her shoes…

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Being Thankful With a Child in Crisis

A time of thanksgiving and reflection is once again upon us. However, this year it comes with many challenges. Not only are we dealing with a national pandemic, but there is the added unresolved election, unemployment, and the school system in shambles. If that weren’t the tip of the iceberg, you have a teen or…

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My Life In Pieces – Healing for the Abused and Broken

  I was introduced to Alice many years ago.  Funny, interesting, creative, and eventually a good friend, her heart was BIG and caring. She loved the Lord with her very being.  Behind those wonderful characteristics however, she was raised with a dark past that no one would want to go through.  Growing up, her life…

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The Monster That Lives Within

Have you ever thought for a random second or two that there is something really wrong with your child?  Did a horrendous thought pop in your head about your child doing something that is beyond your scope to imagine?  Maybe it was a word spoken, an action taken, a response you were not expecting.  Maybe…

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How to Help Teens in Crisis Thru CoronaVirus Epidemic

    Families stuck in their homes.  Four walls. No personal room to breathe and dealing with a teen or young adult in crisis.  Yikes! How in the world as a parent am I going to get through this? Well, we can go under or rise above it.  Today, I rise above it. How? First…

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Teen = Rebellion

    Oh that wonderful word – REBELLION. You beg and plead for your child to change their ways; Stop smoking! Stop drinking! Stop hanging out with the wrong kids! Stop getting into trouble with the law! Stop, Stop, STOP!!! Kids live off of it and you want to do everything in your power to…

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PTSD – The War Within Our Teens

  PTSD was a vague term when I was growing up. Military men and women returning from war struggled to be a part of society due to the trauma they encountered.  You heard of stories told in which men and women (mostly men), struggled to get by with daily life. Years later, a diagnosis was…

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I Used To Hate Mother’s Day

  I used to hate Mother’s Day.  Did you hear that? “Used” to! I would see all of the mother’s surrounded by their smiling and laughing children of all ages giving honor to their mom.  These children would present signs, crafts, give gifts, and bestow beautiful words of love and respect onto their mother. Me?…

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He Came for You and Your Child

  This past week we received a wonderful blessing.  The birth of our grandson. With his birth, came a healing for our daughter in ways that she had not felt before.  A healing of restoration, a new life, of saying goodbye to the past. Today, we celebrate another beautiful blessing.  The beginning birth of Christ,…

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