Sitting in the Dark

When the first bell rings, teenagers shuffle into my classroom with their pants and self-confidence sagging low. They sink into...

Thirty Days

Image by tigerlily713 from Pixabay Father, I need a miracle. For years, I’d been praying for God to intervene in...

“Will You Accept?”

Pointing the remote at the television, I clicked the set off. I couldn’t bear more of the clamor and chaos....

Stranded

“Floating coffin,” said my husband as we watched the small boat head out to sea with our son, Rory, and...

Water Lilies

That day marked absolute failure and regret, though all I did was spill the milk. I left my refuge for...

Message to the Heart

“The Lord will fight for you; you just need to be still” (Exodus 14:14, NIV). Gravel crunched under my shoes....

The Anorexia Challenge

“Mandy looks like she’s dying,” someone in the next pew whispered. I snapped back from confused thoughts. Glancing at my...

Forget Not

“When can I go back to work?” my husband asked. “Whoa . . . slow down,” the orthopedic surgeon responded....

Broken

I moaned as the paramedics transferred me from their stretcher to the hospital bed. The ER staff converged upon me,...

Emerging Whole

At age 19, I found myself walking into my first meeting of a 12 Step group for recovering alcoholics near...

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