My house feels like the safest on the block tonight.  I am currently dog-sitting my Mom’s dog, Keisha.  I also have a dog, Kloë.  I know, neither of them seem fierce….And neither of them look fierce….But when they bark when someone’s at the door, I feel very safe....more

Putting past successes behind me...

I'm beginning to think I'm a little slow on the uptake. (Very slow, actually, as it is taking me multiple days to write this one post -- and this about thoughts I've had since January 1.)As I celebrated New Year's Day, I seemed to be bombarded with God's message in Philippians:But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:13-14)....more


When I first began thinking and praying on my one word for 2014 I never imagined that fearless would be revealed to me. In all honesty, when I began thinking along the lines of "fearless" - I had a moment.  I mean...Fearless? Really? You must have the wrong gal.  If there is one thing I am not - it's fearless. But it kept coming up: "Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged" (Joshua 8:1). "For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline" (2 Timothy 1:7)...more

Call Me Ishmael

I was completely at a loss for what to write today.  I found WordPress’s and BlogHer’s prompts kind of lame, and as I’m sitting watching Downton Abbey (!!!!!!!) I couldn’t make up my mind on a topic.  Then I remembered that WordPress put out an ebook with a prompt for every single day of 2014, so I consulted it.  The topic for today was “Call Me Ishmael.”  The challenge is to take the first sentence from your favourite book and base your post around that.  At first, I de...more

The Desire for God

The Catechism of the Catholic Church begins with the Profession of Faith.  It states:The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw man to himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for:...more

That's What I Use to Think by Karen Campos,

 We remember the birth of Jesus, the Christ.Christmas is originally about Jesus, right?Stories of old, prophecies throughout the Bible, giving witness to who Jesus really is....more

Pride Almost Kept Me From Going to The White House

Yes! It’s true. For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram or Facebook (shame on you), I was invited to attend The White House Youth Summit Social on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. Check it out:...more

Preachers of LA: Pastor Jay Haizlip, The issue of Christians getting Tattoos

By: Denise N. Fyffe.Copyright © 2013, Denise N. Fyffe...more

Time Travel: My Chosen Super Power

You get to choose one superpower. Pick one of these, and explain your choice:the ability to speak and understand any languagethe ability to travel through timethe ability to make any two people agree with each otherWell, I like this prompt....more

My 'come-to-Jesus' moment about Rob Ford

I don’t think I need to tell you who Rob Ford is.  I think at this point, if you have an internet connection and live in the developed world, you know who he is.  Jay Leno knows who he is.  David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Howard Stern… they ALL know who Rob Ford is.  Two Saturdays ago, I went to a Dixie Chicks concert in Hamilton where they dedicated their song ‘Sin Wagon’ to Rob Ford.  Even country singers from Texas know who he is and what he’s done....more