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Oops, I did it again

Sometimes I have to force myself to do the things I want to do the most. It doesn’t make sense but that is the way things work in my life. Paul wrote about this in the New Testament, saying “I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t… Read more »

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The day I realized I didn’t exist

This is an excerpt from some of my memoir writing. I don’t share it to be morbid. It’s simply the record of my life. I am a writer and if I do not write, my health suffers. I can’t help but think that God created me to analyze my life, find meaning in it, and… Read more »

Bible

The Bible is a signpost, not a destination

Do we have the Bible lifted up higher than Jesus? I’m thinking I might step on some toes here. I’ll try to tread lightly. But I see a problem. OK, I’ll mitigate the use of black and white, binary thinking, and instead I’ll say: I see a potential problem. I see an inordinate focus on Scripture… Read more »

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Thank you, disillusionment

  Maybe some days I just want to be angry about the things that have happened to me that I didn’t deserve. The ugly things. The things that broke my heart again. The times I was disrespected. Misunderstood. Ignored. Forget the past, I’m talking about what happened today. Every day I can pick out a… Read more »

Macaw

Memories of Tampa’s Hudson Nursery in the 1980’s

These are some of my memories of Hudson Nursery, an iconic 10 acre plant nursery that existed in the heart of north Tampa for many decades. It was recently sold, torn down, and replaced with a Wal-Mart. In 1981 when I was 18, I saw a sign out in front of Hudson Nursery on Dale Mabry… Read more »

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Release stress and pain by using this technique: Acceptance

There’s one thing I always forget to do when I am stressed out. This one thing makes all the difference too. You’d think that I would turn to it first whenever my joy and peace are gone and I’m feeling distressed. I don’t know why this one thing always slips my mind. It should be… Read more »

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What I thought was humility was actually sin

What kept me from true healing for so long? I could talk the whole good game from the time I first became a follower of Jesus in 1993. God’s declarations about me to myself moved me and inspired me and even changed my behavior and my desires. Jesus loves me. He died to save me from… Read more »

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I put all the blame for my abortions on someone else

Is it possible that God could use my choice for abortion for my own good and for the good of others? Does that sound too scandalous? What if I told you that my children, the ones that were killed through abortion, are alive in heaven, happy and fulfilling a purpose? They are not afterthoughts in… Read more »

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I knew abortion disqualified me

The next time you are in a group of people, look around you. Some 33% of the women you see have had one or more abortions. And that number doesn’t decrease if you are in a group of Christians. In at least one study, 70% of women who’d had an abortion identified as Christian. All… Read more »

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My Heart Was Broken Over My Abortion

Abortion hurts women. I know. For decades I lived with the physical and emotional consequences of the procedure and so did my family. The thing about post-abortion trauma is that most people don’t even know it exists. I didn’t. When I decided to volunteer at a local pregnancy resource center and was exposed to some of… Read more »

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