the beautiful cycle of grace . . .

My lovely friend April invited me to share my heart on her wonderful internet home, Healing in Heart.  I was thrilled to have the opportunity — the trouble came in where to start, and how much to share (or not share). The end result is a message that I needed to remembered. I hope that … [Read more…]

Finding my why

A combination of several things hitting my awareness all at the same time led to a dramatic shift in my mindset and attitude towards my dream. I saw a promotion for an INCREDIBLE deal that Singing Success is offering right now, that I can’t take advantage of at the moment —  but it reminded me … [Read more…]

It All Matters

  I walked through grief, confusion and despair. Nothing about my situation made sense — so I knew that the Holy Spirit was up to something. But I was not excited about contemplating a career change. Everything in my plan made perfect sense. I even convinced myself that I knew what He was up to.  … [Read more…]

looking back, venturing forward

2017. So much joy, sorrow, excitement, anxiety, fear and hope. January- We started the new year at a new place of worship. Vibrant music, large, alive. February- We waited patiently for small groups to start, so we could get to know more people. Relationships were made. March – The boys and I went to Maine … [Read more…]

The Price of Religious Freedom

The American Church is sick. If you have grown up in it, or have never gone on missions trips to third world countries, you may not realize it. But the moment reality hits us of what some of our brothers and sisters risk every time they gather for church—though they can’t call it that—in a … [Read more…]

When Obedience is Worship

The wheels are turning. My mind is jumbled with dreams and ideas and things that have been pushed aside or buried or dormant for a long time. There is so much to say, and perhaps now, at the tender age of 37, I am growing wise enough to actually say them. No, it isn’t wisdom … [Read more…]

What my life says about my faith

Luke 12:27 Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. Lamentations 3:22-24 Because of the LORD’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Your … [Read more…]

When Bravery Feels Like Being Lost . . .

I have been consistent for a little while now. Dedicating time each day to the craft of writing, or playing my guitar. Consistently in the Word, and praying intentionally, with focus, purpose and boldness. Just when I start to really let the dream/reality sink in, to believe that those visions of performing on the stage … [Read more…]