Stories

One Person Believing in You is Enough

One Person Believing in You is Enough

Everyone has a dream. Everyone has something that they hope for and work towards. Everyone at one time or another has had something they yearned and wished for. I know I have! But I've also become discouraged, impatient, and lost sight while working towards a dream....

Complete Surrender in the Midst of Adoption

Complete Surrender in the Midst of Adoption

Complete Surrender……….this is where I am living right now. Complete surrender to my Lord’s will, His purpose, and His plan in this journey we are on. Oh, but it is such a hard place to stay for those of us that like to take control and “make things happen.” I am a...

I Thought I was Going to Change Lives

I Thought I was Going to Change Lives

Every doctor has something that got them through medical school.  A particular goal, desire, or aspiration from which they drew strength as they sludge through their academic beating.  For some, it was the life long pressure to take over a father's thriving practice....

The Heartbreak of Multiple Miscarriages

The Heartbreak of Multiple Miscarriages

I have had three miscarriages in two years.  Technically four, if you count the twins.  The feeling of losing babies that you wanted and loved the second you knew they were there or even before is heartbreaking.  It is all consuming.  It kept me from seeing my living...

Fighting for Joy

Fighting for Joy

I love being happy. I fully believe that God intends us to be happy in this life. But there have been periods in my life where happiness has not come easily. For the last decade, I have struggled with depression.  Some years have been harder than others, some days...

There is Hope After Addiction

There is Hope After Addiction

I'm an addict. There. I said it. I'm saying it to the world. Not only am I an addict, but I have bipolar disorder as well. Why am I telling you this? I'm telling you this to give you hope. I was once a trainwreck. I hit rock bottom. I was homeless. I was selling...

The Story of B. – A Refugee Boy from Kenya

The Story of B. – A Refugee Boy from Kenya

HEY, IM B. I grew up in a religious family. When I was a kid, I remember loving God. I would always think that I was meant for something great, some task that God would give me to do. I felt this immense presence of God, it was crazy! First,  my early childhood. I was...

Sorrow That the Eye Can’t See

Sorrow That the Eye Can’t See

“ In the quiet heart is hidden,  sorrow that the eye can’t see. ..” The loss of a child is one of the deep sorrows carried quietly in many hearts. When I went to the hospital to give birth to my angel baby the nurse took me by the hands and told me that from this...

The Day I Came to Myself

The Day I Came to Myself

There’s a worn down house in my college town that functions as a family advocacy clinic. We provided supervision for individuals whose parenting abilities were under the scrutiny of the court. Many of them were no longer allowed to be alone with their children. That’s...