The Struggle is NOT Over

I became aware of a battle for my life in 2011 when a seizure revealed a mass in my brain.  And over the last 7 years, I have been reminded to fight and fight hard through surgeries, chemo, and radiation.  Even through I have broken a surgery pattern (surgery in 2012, 2014, 2016, and no […]

Diversions by Amy

The use of this word in my mind comes in two different forms. Firstly, as something fun to divert one’s attention from the daily grind and provide relief, and secondly, a military tactic used to keep the enemy from noticing your true target. I’m guilting of falling for both of these. When I get to […]

Compromise by Amy

What is it that’s really important?   I know that I say God is my most important priority, as Lord of my life; but am I really reflecting that? How I spend my time doesn’t reflect that.  The thoughts that run through my head don’t reflect that.  My actions and accusations while I’m driving certainly […]

Getting Settled in the Promised Land by Amy

Your grace is enough. Your grace is enough. Your grace is enough for me. We sang this song at my church not long after I (Amy) had moved into my new apartment…in my new city…with my new job…surrounded by my new community… and I wondered if these lyrics were actually the truth.   I knew […]

“Shame” by Amy

How readily are we willing to believe that grace is actually free and that God always welcomes back His prodigal sons and daughters who’ve strayed? I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve screwed up. When I think of Peter asking Jesus how many times he should forgive someone who sins against him and suggesting […]

Are you free?

In America, we are celebrating the fourth of July.  Although there are some American who just celebrate this holiday, because they like to blow up things.  Most American celebrate the freedom from England.  We like to declare, “We are free.” But we are not.  We are either slave to sin, or a slave to God. […]

Starting Over

  “You’re an overcomer Stay in the fight ’til the final round You’re not going under ‘Cause God is holding you right now You might be down for a moment Feeling like it’s hopeless That’s when he reminds you That you’re an overcomer You’re an overcomer” If you come to my (Kendra’s) house, there are […]

Where is Truth?

Sometimes, we need to tell our feelings the truth, and sometimes it is hard.  This week it has been hard.  I wish I could have slept through it. I was stressed about chemo.  I was supposed to get my blood drawn on Friday the 24th, so that I could start Friday the 3rd.  I decided […]

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