“Ahhhh…Patsy, I cherished every second I got to spend listening to your wisdom. You have taught me how to genuinely pursue the Holy Spirit. It was an honor to witness you speaking truth to the ladies here in Uganda. You are the most evident vessel. I want the relationship you have with the Holy Spirit, … More DRANK UP!
August 1998 It’s almost six o’clock and he will be home any minute. My oldest is playing in her room and I am holding our newborn in my arms while trying to keep the house together and make dinner. Oh-Oh, He’s home. The panic in me is too much to contain and he knows I’m not … More The End
He opened my door like any gentleman does, he held my hand and told me how much he loved me. We walked hand in hand towards a unfamiliar building off of a beaten path- I remember my heels sinking into the dirt as we approached what seemed to be a underground club. This was no ordinary club … More Dangerous Pleasures
Before I try to explain the audacity of the title today, I’d like you to know every word typed out is a reflection of what I have experienced myself. It wasn’t until I realized that I was the problem that I began to heal and discover newness of life through Jesus. It’s a hard pill … More You are the problem
I sat there in my car with the smell of rubber tires, gasoline, grease, coffee, and the taste of salty tears as I wept like a hurt child who didn’t have her mom nearby to hold her. Who knew something as simple as a blown out brake light would cause a total meltdown? The guy from … More A Broken Brake Light
HOPE is not a vague concept, but something much deeper than any of us can fathom. In recent months while preparing my heart and mind for what God now has me doing the word Hope kept coming to mind. Before my trip to Africa I made the decision after much thought to name the Non-Profit he … More Hope is NOT a wish
Two years ago God gave me a dream, not just any dream – but a profound unforgettable dream that shook me to the core in such a way that I had no other choice but to pay attention to it. I won’t go into all the details because those are found in my book, and … More Where is Hope Found?
Something I saw on social media at the beginning of October really upset me. (Then again, most of what I see right now on social media is upsetting) but this specific video I saw helped me to realize just how much people need God. I’m not here to speak negatively about this organization so I will carefully … More When Coping Just Isn’t Enough
THRIVE. My new favorite word. When speaking with the founder of FOCUS ministries in Chicago a few weeks back, she made mention of the term thrive. She talked to me about workshops she did in the past for women who were victims of domestic violence etc… I began to think about the millions of women out there … More Made to Thrive
Feeling the crisp cool air coupled with the distant warmth of the sun on my skin makes me feel like taking a deep breath inhaling the smell of Fall around the corner and exhaling the challenges of the Summer. As I do this, I instantly realize that the season is finally coming to an end not only … More A flower can grow in the Desert