What Mothers Do

Sometimes all I can do is silently cheer for my kids on the sideline. Sometimes no words come out when I pray and I simply have to trust that God know my heart. There are many times when it’s by faith and faith alone that I see that everything will be alright. “It’s a good…

You Better Know the Girl

A bit of self reflection — Donna Haynes the faith walker; the faith-leaper. When she’s not walking, leaping or running a victory lap, you might find her crawling. After all, no one said walking the walk was easy. Donna took her first leap of faith in her mid 20s. She was a 20 Something Chick…

One Day in April

My mind is crazy. The details and information it deletes is inexplicable. The random way that it files away noteworthy references in hard to reach corners is embarrassing. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve had people looking at me like I was crazy because I couldn’t remember the name of the…

Be of Good Courage

“Be of good courage.” I like that! It’s been rolling around in my mind all morning. It’s such a strong, cheerful call to action. It’s more than encouraging words, it’s more than a comforting pat on the shoulder. It’s a call to be strong, courageous, bold. It’s such a now statement; walk with purpose. Put…

No Pictures Required

I am the queen of capturing the moment. I’m not the best at selfies, but I am absolutely about taking pictures of my surroundings, experiences and the people I enjoy. I guess that’s why I was sort of scratching my head when I found myself heading back from Philly with no pictures. As the New…

Until Spring…

Some days are undeniably grey. Turn your faith on high and keep walking. Don’t let the world change your mind. Listen to your inner voice and follow your road.

Life Pulse via Text

I send my kids texts all the time. We argue via text. I encourage via text. I lecture via text. We have on-going jokes via texts. I send them articles from eBlasts, LinkedIn, FB… I have an urgency to stoke the lifeline. I’m thankful for the connection. I sent my son a screen shot from…

Nature’s Life Lesson

A late winter storm, just days before the start of daylight savings. I was walking in a picture perfect winter wonderland landscape. The evergreen trees were draped in snow. The mailbox was weighted from the heaviness of the covering of snow. Even the basketball hoop was full its rim. Everything was photo worthy. But, the…

God Delivers

On our life road, God delivers blessings everyday. Walk in expectancy.

Light in the Darkness

You taught them not to be afraid of the dark. But, did we teach them how to see the light? Did we teach them how to be light? That’s the life lesson I’m on with my 18 year old. 18 is a tough age today. Applying for internships and part time jobs online, can feel…

Salt and Light

We are called to be — A foghorn, breaking through a sea of negative thoughts. Light, filling a dark room. The voice of hope, for someone who feels stuck in the deepest well. A living testament, with a story of love and grace to share. Shine on!

Fairy Tale Love

I took a walk this morning contemplating love. I reflecting on the beautiful, truly girl’s dream come true bridal shower that I went to yesterday, where you could feel love dance around the room. The theme was Disney Fairy Tale movies, the center pieces were in the theme of Little Mermaid, the gift cookies had…