A Trip of a Lifetime (Link-up)

Stacey doing balloons with the kids at Mariani

Blowing bubbles with some beautiful Haitian girls.

As we made our decent, I looked out of the window to see turquoise waters and sandy beaches.

One week. April 14-21, 2012.

The closer we got to landing, the more I saw the sandy beaches turned into tent cities. Continue reading

Finding Joy and Grace (with debut of #FindStability Link-up)

“God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.” – Christine Caine

Image courtesy of Writely Designed.

Image courtesy of Writely Designed.

In my little over three decades of existence, I’ve lived in six states and I’ve been through three major cross-country moves. If there’s one thing my type-A, somewhat introverted, organized, intensely focused, sometimes tenacious, routine-based personality is challenged by with each move it is the undone-ness of life. Continue reading

Captivated by the Liberator

Image courtesy of Writely Designed.

Image courtesy of Writely Designed.

“Okay, you’re all set. Please sit down at number nine.”

I had just handed the DMV attendant my identification and application. Then, I walked over to the cubicle to complete my written driving test. I sure hope I pass. Continue reading

A Statistical Story

Statistics aren’t just a number. Statistics are also a story. A story of who is, and has been affected, and to tell us how significant something needs to be in our lives.

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, 50 million is the number that represents the lives of Americans who are affected by chronic, and often hereditary, autoimmune conditions. These conditions cause the body’s immune system to attack healthy cells. Continue reading

‘A story. His story.’

AD-TWOA few weeks ago I was excited to learn that I would be a part of Michele Cushatt’s book launch team. Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life arrived in the mail at just the right time! I started reading it shortly after a major cross-country move.

In addition to my daily Bible reading plan, Michele’s book has become a safe haven during a time of transformative transition. Continue reading