Until the last few years of my life I never liked going to church. I felt I should go, but I didn’t want to. I believed in God, but wasn’t ready to give him all of me. Something was always holding me back (most of these reasons below). I want to share them with you because… Read More 8 reasons you don’t go to church
A week ago I had a dream about Jesus. It was very real and vivid. I’m not sure if it was from the Spirit or not; I’ve never had a spiritual dream before. But I can’t get it out of my mind and continue to think about this very short dream without end. A day… Read More I saw Jesus in a dream
I’ve never felt like I was right smack down in the middle of God’s plan as I do right now. He clearly told us when to move and where to move. It wasn’t without bumps or stress, but His plan is clear for us, and that is to use this beautiful, undeserved home for His… Read More How God moved us
We’ve been waiting quite awhile for Marcello’s parents’ visas to be approved so they can move here from Italy. Then one day out of the blue in December they were approved! Just like that. And stamped with a very unexpected four-month timeline! That means by April we need to move someplace that can house all… Read More We’re moving!
Does believing in God require blind faith? Do we have to choose between science and faith? Is God real? It’s the most important question to answer in life. If He doesn’t exist, we can carry on the way we are. If He does exist, our eternal home hangs in the balance. One thing is clear… Read More Is there proof God exists?
I’m sorry for not updating you sooner. I haven’t been able to process all that has happened in the last couple of unrelenting weeks, so bear with me as I pour it all out! A hurricane slammed into our city, going directly over our house and has changed us in unforeseen ways. Every Floridian has… Read More Hurricane Irma brought us to our knees
I’m praying for all of you affected by the continuous natural disasters of late — water, fire, earthquake. Some might wonder where God is when disaster strikes. The answer is he’s right there with you, waiting for you to turn to him. Most of us don’t seek him or take him seriously until our situation… Read More 7 simple tools to explode your prayer life
You’ve been married for years. There have been ups and downs, good times and bad. The secrets have been exposed and the perfect dating facade has long been lifted. Maybe you feel more like roommates than lovers. Now what? In this final post in my marriage series I want to talk about how to rekindle… Read More Part 4: How to fall in love with your spouse again
This is the post in the marriage series that I don’t want to write, but I’ll warn you, I’m passionate about it all the same. I’m serious about these topics because they have safeguarded my marriage and given me such a security that I can only thank God for his guidance. That said, the points… Read More Part 3: How to protect your marriage
Last week I started a four-part series on marriage, starting with how to make your marriage last. (Go back and start with that post if you haven’t read it yet.) This week we’re going to talk about fighting — how to prevent it, how to argue fairly and how to resolve it. Conflict is inevitable in… Read More Part 2: How to stop fighting in your marriage
Marcello and I have been married 10 years. That’s a short amount of time to some and a long amount to others, but either way a lot happens in the first 10 years of marriage. You go from being a “me” to a “we,” and that doesn’t come without challenges, compromise and work. The past… Read More Part 1: How to make your marriage last
This past weekend was a rough one. I flew to Indiana for my grandmother’s funeral. Today I’m sharing a video and printed memorial card from her service, as well as the eulogy I gave. She was 94 years old and suffering greatly, so it should have been a happy occasion when we celebrated her entry… Read More Giving my first eulogy