A Beautiful Woman

Everyone is saying that she had such a strong impact on their life. There is one comment after another of how she had helped others, made them laugh, and encouraged them in their faith. Her presence was a powerful one; her personality lit up a room. She was joyful, creative, witty, kind, loving, and strong.…

Four Days Dead

Hello, my name is Cari and I am a recovering practical atheist. I know that may sound like a harsh description of myself, but I all too often find it to be disturbingly accurate. I know the right things to think and believe, yet a lot of times, when the rubber meets the road, I…

God Speaks

I had an interesting image enter my mind out of no where last night. I was laying in bed and all of a sudden, I saw a tall, beautiful tree with many full branches hanging sturdily at its side. The tree was enclosed in a glass case that was trimmed with gold and there were people …

Higher

I sit here at the computer not knowing exactly what I am going to write about right now, yet feeling the need to do so. It has been a difficult week so far, it feels like so much has changed. I am debating within myself about how personal to get right now. To bear my…

To Those Who Would Call Us Fools

Rebulican National Convention. Democratic National Convention. Romey/Paul vs. Obama/Biden. Promises. Insults. Criticisms. Optimism. Finger pointing. Self-praising. Campaigning. Leadership? I do plan on voting and playing my part. Honestly, I am not extremely supportive of either candidate, as opposed to strongly advocating for one of the two, but I will place my vote nonetheless. My point here…

Faith

Do you mind if I share a quick story? A quick summary of the context: Back in the day, the King of Syria was warring against Israel. There was a prophet in Israel named Elisha, and he knew ahead of time where the king of Syria and his army would camp so he would pass…

Lesser Things

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy, at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:10-11 (ESV) Fullness of joy. Fullness of joy. Sounds like a beautiful thing doesn't it...and maybe even too good to be true? Doesn't fullness of joy often seem to be…

For such a time as this

Why now? Why these circumstances? Why bother? Answer: Because God is sovereign, His timing is perfect, and He works all things for good to those who love Him and have been called according to His purpose. Do you ever wonder why you were born now as opposed to, say, a hundred years ago? I had…

To Blog or Not to Blog

Hi friends! Finally...I am actually writing my first post! This has been on my heart for quite while, but I guess intimidation kept my fingers from the keys. I journal all the time, but blogging, well, that is a whole new world. As I am sure you noticed, the title of the blog is "As…