A Fire in My Heart

Here is a blast from the past. I actually wrote this on June 4, 2009 and just came across it again a few mornings ago. I was praying and the following verse came to mind and stirred in my heart, If I say 'I will not mention him, or speak anymore in his name,' there is…

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…but God meant it for good

In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 As I write this I can't help but simultaneously pray that those who need to "hear" these words will come across them and that God will be the one to write them, merely using my fingers to type them…

Longings, Faith, Gratitude, and…Blocks?

On the way from the living room to my baby's room to lay my sleeping beauty in her crib I looked around my toy covered house, while stepping over blocks as if they were land mines, and just became overwhelmed...with gratitude! I am so thankful for my messy home because that means quite a few amazing…

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…