“I began hanging out with the wrong crowd, making the wrong decisions, & living a life that I honestly had no clue where it was going. I stopped reading my bible, I stopped going to church, I even stopped praying. But let me tell you one thing, God never stopped showing me that he was still there holding my hand.” … More Everlasting Joy
“I was now risking everything in my life. Self-respect, family, friendships, reputation, and trust. All for some fantasy life.” … More When we Don’t Get what we Deserve
This large water moccasin immediately went on the attack mode. It’s head and first few inches of his body reared up out of the water. His head was as high as the gunwale of the canoe… … More One Mad Water Moccasin
No More Guilt. We can go ahead and let that one go. … More No More Guilt
“…things that are happening in my life don’t define me. They no longer have the ability to pull me down into the depths, because they don’t carry the same weight as they used to. Instead of being afraid of those things; like my brother’s death, dealing with an eating disorder, or a bad relationship, … More I am Not Alone
My story is a tough one. A story of complete devastation starting from a very young age. A story whose details make most squirm in their seat in discomfort. But that’s not how I tell the story. I tell it how God has blessed me to see it, through His eyes. I was born to … More Erin’s Story
“Thank-you for your service.” Even though my chest puffs up a little when I hear those words, deep inside, I feel a little sick. I’m no hero. That’s what one veteran told me recently. He couldn’t look me in the eye. In fact, he couldn’t look anyone in the eye. Have you felt that way? … More Battlefield without Boundaries.
As the Hope Shack project begins to come to life, and I write this first post, I have to consider what message we want to convey to you, the reader. I think it’s simply that YOU matter. That you are not alone, regardless of how alone you might feel. We have all messed up. We have all made bad … More Hope? Nope. All out of that.