When we go through a test or a trial, that is a moment to talk to God. He wants to hear from us in good and bad times but especially in  the bad times. It doesn’t matter if you think that what you are going through is major(and it actually isn’t), God still wants to hear about it. ...more


       Happy November! Distraction can attack at any time. Don’t be discouraged by it. It may take time to make peace with it but it will happen. Whenever distraction hits, take a moment to take a deep breath and pray for God’s will to be done. Thank goodness God sees through all of the distraction that we may be consumed with. Every moment you take back from distraction and give to God is a reward of peace.  Shalom...more

What Happens when You're a Mom... in Vegas.

In August my husband and I had a chance to go to Vegas, kid free! Nate's mom willingly looked after Hannah.. and the dog. It was wonderful.Proof that we really did get away! Nate and I just before Cirque du Soleil's production of "O"....more

On the Corner Of 1st and Amistad

 I found God....more

God's Responsibility for the Suffering of Sexually Abused Children

 God bears some responsibility for our suffering...more
Hello there, Barbara! How good to see that little girl in the flower avatar and know you are ...more

Coming to America

So, here I am. 2 weeks into my new life in Redding, CA. To say that it's been an adjustment would be a statement. Not an undertstatement, not an overstatement just a statement.The fact is, that our world has become really small. So, it does feel in many ways that I just went out of town for a couple of months and it's not that much of a big deal. I talk to my family everyday, I see them via Skype and Facebook every other day. Whenever something crazy happens, I I.M my friends on WhatsApp or Twitter and depending on how big the event is, video call them as soon as I need to....more

More Theological Ideas for Abuse Survivors from "Where Was God?"

 Evil exists and our suffering is beyond human ability to create or to heal. ...more

Why I'm Sure There is a God

It was a couple of weeks before my 25th birthday when my boss (and family doctor) noticed a slight abnormality in my neck.  He decided I should have a thryoid ultrasound done.  I went for my ultrasound not thinking much of it.  In fact, nothing significant ever really happened when it came to my health.  Plus, I was young!  The next day, the result of the ultrasound came back.  It said, "small cystic/solid lesion within the inferior aspect of the right lobe of the thyroid measuring 3.8 x 2.5 cm."...more

Who is Almighty God?

Just like when you get to know a person and they are becoming your friend, you get to know their name and that person right? The same is with Almight God. If you want to be his friend then you need to learn his Name and get to know him better.what is his name according to the bible? some bibles take out his name. Ps83:18- says his name is Jehovah. Jesus said when on earth "there is one God, the Father." 1Cor. 8:6. Did you know that the word "Trinty" is not even in the bible? Jesus never claimed to be the same as God. instead he worshiped God. Luke 22:41-44...more