Comfort Women Memorial Peace Garden

Located behind the Fairfax County Government Center, in Fairfax, VA, is a small memorial dedicated to the women and girls forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army before, and during, World War II.  Women (some as young as fourteen) from Korea, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Netherlands and East Timor…

Exposing the Darkness

***Warning: This is a post on abortion with some graphic detail from my personal experience.*** If you have had an abortion, this may not be a post that you want to read. However, if abortion is a part of your story and you find yourself struggling with pain, guilt or shame, please know that God…

Praise in the Midst

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though…

The Beginning of Small Adventures…

I am adding a new category to my blog. It isn’t devotional, necessarily, but something that I believe the Lord has laid on my heart to do. The new category is called “Small Adventures” and will basically be me visiting a local landmark, museum, town, memorial, etc…and writing something about it. There will only be…

To Dream, Again

I’ve never really been one for making New Year’s resolutions. I know me, and the whole “New Year, New You” thing is not going to be enough motivation to help me change anything about myself that my head and heart aren’t ready for…no matter what day of the year it is. Back when I was…

Poking the “Spiritual” Bear

I have started and stopped this post, what seems like a hundred times. There is so much I want to say, but I want to keep it clear and concise. I want to share what has been so heavy on my heart, but don’t want to go into too much detail, because that would actually…

Great Is Your Faithfulness (Sunday Praise & Worship)

Great Is Your Faithfulness In a world filled with faithlessness, God is faithful. Even when we turn our backs on God and insist on doing life our own way, His heart is still so full of love toward us…and He continues to pursue us. Because of His grace, we need only to turn back to…

Love Well

Do you love well? I know that oftentimes I fall short when it comes to loving others – and sometimes, myself – well. To love is not only a command, but it is the greatest commandment. (process point: Don’t skim over scripture because you have read it a thousand times. Read it slowly, actually meditating on…

My Hero

After the day I had, yesterday, I really feel the need to give my husband some well-deserved props.  I’ve been struggling with a lot of health issues for a really long time. It’s gotten pretty bad over the last few months. I won’t harp on the details, but it has been daily pain and darkness and…

Be Content

Sometimes it’s hard to wait on God. We long to have more or be somewhere else in our journey. But we must remember that God has a plan for our lives and that there is purpose in our waiting. Even as we watch others live out their dreams, we must learn to rejoice with them…and…