Friends & When Seasons Change

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity” – Proverbs 17:17 (NIV). Children's Church at Reid Chapel. This is the verse that describes my state of mind this week. This is the week I dread all year. It’s the anniversary of my marriage and the anniversary of my husband’s death. I do a lot of self-reflection around this time – about life, God, relationships and … [Read more...]

His Relentless Pursuit: A Short Story

What happens when Jesus Christ steps into the life of a young lady who previously denied Him. “3 AM” I said to myself. “It’s 3 AM again.” This wasn’t the first time I’d awaken at that exact time. This was about the fourth time I was jolted from my sleep. I looked over at Al*. He was still sound asleep. I met Al my freshman year at the University of Maryland. I noticed him right away. It … [Read more...]

Consistency on the Vine

I have a relatively new retainer. I haven’t had a retainer in over five years because I broke my last one. My teeth look like I haven’t been wearing a retainer at night too. The gap that closed when I had braces in my early twenties reappeared. So in my effort to be strikingly beautiful on my wedding day, I saw an orthodontist to have another retainer made. Since my teeth shifted so much I have to … [Read more...]