My Quiet Place

There’s a place aloft the Colorado National Monument that may as well have a spot carved out, about the width of my jeans.....labeled, “Lakin was here.” In those early days as a single mother, when all that mattered was off on a visit to her dad’s- this is where I landed. In an attempt to…

When God Doesn’t Meet Our Needs

I think there is a burning question in each one of us, Christian or not. This question has been brought up over and over for years and it may even cause some doubt in believers or fuel the argument against Christianity. Why does God allow suffering? And just as many times as the question has…

Transparency: seeing through shame

I experienced a turning point this morning. Down in the very sacred parts of me. I've shared with people who ask, that I was saved at a very young age. I grew up in church and never remember a time where I did not believe in the things recorded in the Bible. I also, don't…

When the Love You Feel Doesn’t Match the Love You Show

For quite some time now, I have been battling a mystery illness. For years I have had off the wall symptoms and for months we have been looking for the cause as my symptoms continue to get worse. This post is not about my illness or who can guess what's wrong with me. This post…

The “Definition” of Parenting

What does being a parent really mean? Why is being a parent so hard? We've heard it a million times. Our children are not born with an instruction manual. Only they are. The bible. If you don't consider yourself a Christian, hang in here with me. I will mostly be referencing the dictionary believe it…