i don’t know if i’ve ever believed in myself i’ve lost enough to realize my faith is gathering dust on the shelf i’ve gone so fast and realized my tires are leaving the ground i’ve been so close to death i can hear the flatline sound i’ve let some people take all that they can take from me i’ve given some parts of myself (i … Continue reading Carried

Lord, Protect Me

From those with opinions I didn’t ask for. Show me how to love like You and still ignore. From those who create turmoil between the lines. And give me patience when I don’t see the signs. From the pressure of expectations created by anyone but You. I don’t want it easy, but I only want to do what You want me to. From my mirror … Continue reading Lord, Protect Me


I wrote a guest blog in 2013 and wanted to share it again.  The blogger (Joy DeKok – ) was doing a series of guest articles about people the author admires.  Hope you enjoy. THE MAN I HOPE TO BECOME I was homeschooled for all but two of my school years. When I was 13, I started working with my dad laying laminate, vinyl and carpet floors … Continue reading Ron

Hurt people hurt people.

It’s simple, really.  Everything bad that people do in relationships stems from something bad that happened to them. It’s not an excuse.  It’s not a defense of the indefensible that some people do.  It’s just a glaring, obvious motive.  It’s the reason. It doesn’t make the bad thing right, but it might help someone understand. How are you supposed to feel when you’ve never met … Continue reading Hurt people hurt people.


Color I just want something to mean something to me This gray aura is everywhere – it’s all I see I know there has to be something still pumping my blood But I haven’t felt it in forever, I’m stuck in the mud Everything in life seems to be a distraction And I’m missing out on years – due to inaction I guess I find … Continue reading Color


It’s inevitable.  People pass away.  You lose people the older you get.  Time spent here isn’t indefinite.  You don’t think about it until you’re older.  Time is worth more than any currency on the planet. My family lost a pillar in the storm that is this world.  She was quiet, but strong.  She was afraid of simple things, but she had faith for the big … Continue reading Gladys


I’m not on social media because the world doesn’t need to see me.  I’m not blogging for attention.  It’s a release – and maybe someone will identify with something I say, some day.  Social media is like a contest that nobody ever wins.  It’s a place to present your unrealistic, fake self.  I’m not interested.  There is some good that can come from it, but … Continue reading Genuine


This one’s gonna hurt. I’m not going to compare.  I know my story is different from yours.  I know you know the pain of loss.  I’m just going to share some stuff I’ve learned (and some I’m still learning).  Maybe there will be a tidbit you take away that makes you think.  Maybe there will be a quote they can put on my headstone one … Continue reading Loss