A Look Inside My Search

In a search for answers to the woes in my life, I found God. The truth that lies in knowing God for myself, placed me on a quest for peace. While on this journey, I have discovered that there are others seeking this truth also and that I can help. I have a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic Theological Union, not to rise above anyone, but to better serve everyone. I am on a journey towards peace, speaking truth that opens people up to God.

30 April 2014

You Betta Recognize

Greatness cannot be hidden. People see it and one of two things happen: 1. they help it along or 2. they work to bury it.

It is easy to bury someone's greatness when they don't recognize  that they have it. So many people fail to recognize their own greatness because they're too busy trying to imitate someone else's greatness.  Quite often, relationships that are unbalanced, even abusive are the result of one person burying another's greatness.

You Betta Recognize your own greatness. You cannot rely solely on others to recognize your greatness and do what should be done. The days should be over when we allow someone else to do what they will with our greatness.

You Betta Recognize and in doing so, you commit to do the work necessary to allow your greatness to burst onto the scene and God be glorified.

You Betta Recognize your own greatness so that you can take notice and act when another is seeking to keep you from rising.

All of Us, made in the image and likeness of God, Betta Recognize.


24 April 2014


I feel like the woman in the Parable of the Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-9) as I have been looking for a book of mine all day. I have even looked in places where a book should not be: under couch cushions; in paper boxes; in shoe boxes; in suitcases in the closet; behind other books on the shelves and even in cabinets. As of this writing, I have NOT found the book. Now that it is about 3pm you would think I would stop looking. I haven't. Now I'm going over the same places I looked earlier today.

I think Jesus searches for us like that. He looks everywhere. Even in the most unlikely places...Searching for us until we are found. That type of intense searching should be comforting to us. To have in our heart a sense that we are called to something beyond us; something great. Each of us who are lost are searched for by God. Like the woman, God will turn over everything to reach us.

Can you feel something pulling at you? Drawing you like a magnet? Then say yes to the Holy Spirit and give in to the pull.  Unlike my lost book, there is much to rejoice over when you are found by God.


14 April 2014

Whole-y Weak

Moving through my Good Fridays to Easter Sundays for wholeness below the surface.

Lent offers us the opportunity to take inventory of our Christian Living. Many of us don’t do this in a way that really gets to the heart of things in our lives. Most often we stay on the surface, giving up or taking on things that fail to challenge us in our Christian Living.

Whole-y Weak is about the realization that my wholeness is weak without Christ’s leadership. In my quest to be whole, to be peaceful, I come to understand that I must be weak in my heart; in my soul, so that Christ can fully enter into my being and turn my Good Friday moments into Easter Sundays. 

Funny how long I sought to be strong; to have it all together, so I could live as a good Christian. What Whole-y 
Weak has taught me is that my strength is in Christ, that my wholeness is only in and through the ways of God. Truly I am not whole on my own. On my own I am holey; incomplete.

In following Christ I better understand that my Good Fridays are destined in Resurrection. Fully understanding Whole-y Weak leads me to Holy Week where I am able to celebrate with Jesus the Christ death to the things that harm and RESURRECTION to new life.

03 April 2014

Silent Company

As I sit on the couch next to Jesus, I find that we are enjoying a comfortable silence. I am watching the sun set while Jesus is busy with the world in His hands. I find it unnecessary to say anything. Just being in His company is enough.