Discover the Light

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Discover the Light

He was a father, a real Type-A kind of person. He was in control, productive, and didn’t miss a beat. This was, of course, until he got the flu. He left work early, drove home, went to his room, closed the curtains, and curled up in bed. He was completely covered in darkness, trying to sleep away the cold. The door creaked open and a stream of light shone on his face. “Daddy,” a sweet voice said. He meant to say, “Yes, buddy” but a …

Discover a Miracle

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Discover a Miracle

He was a full-grown man but stood on a table at approximately three feet high. He was not a midget. His growth was not stunted. He was simply born without limbs. His name? Nick Vujicic. As he spoke a few weeks ago at a local church, he said, I’ve met girls who were sold into slavery. They prayed for the miracle of freedom, but never received it. Eventually they were able to pay off their debt and be free. Instead of running off to enjoy …

Discovering Kindness

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Discover Kindness

I had just gotten home from work and was feeling worn out, weary, tired of fighting. The emotional accompaniment of loss was like a heavy bag I constantly carry. Suddenly, I spotted a package on my bed. Immediately, I dropped my stuff and opened it. Inside the package was a book, a letter from my dear friend and a ring. The gift was so thought-out, intentional, and just enough of a boost to help me keep fighting. And the ring? Its my daily reminder to …

Dark Before Dawn

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Darkness Before Dawn

Brianna is not new to the single mom scene. Brianna first discovered us 10 years ago when she found herself in an unplanned pregnancy. She carried her first child to term. However, after her first child Brianna found herself in another unplanned pregnancy which she terminated. Almost 10 years after her first visit, Brianna came back for counseling for another unplanned pregnancy. Brianna said she was, “overwhelmed, nervous and happy since it was her first child [she’d be carrying to term] in 10 years.” Of …

Discover Everyday Heroes

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Discover Everyday Heroes

So it was, from that time on, that half of my servants worked at construction, while the other half held the spears, the shields, the bows, and wore armor; and the leaders were behind all the house of Judah. Those who built on the wall, and those who carried burdens, loaded themselves so that with one hand they worked at construction, and with the other held a weapon. Nehemiah 4:16-17 As I began writing this blog, I was reminded of the story of Nehemiah. Jerusalem …