No Coincidences

Anniversary Blog Part 4 (click here to read part three) Its often said that life is not about the destination, its about the journey. Whoever made that statement was a very wise person. This has been my personal experience, especially over the last 8 years. My best friend April and I always say there are…

Life After 9-11, and the Second Half of My DC Career

Anniversary Blog Day 3 (Click Here to Read Day 2, 9-11 through my eyes) All the press aides were hurrying to communicate to their constituencies that the government was not shut down and that business would continue as usual. Congress went back to work on September 12, and nothing was the same. Nothing would ever…

9-11 through my eyes…

Anniversary Blog Day 2 (click here to read day one) On September 11, 2001, exactly one year after I began my Capitol Hill career, I was in the car with Monty on my way to work when we heard on the radio that a plane crashed into the World Trade Center. As we parked in…

I’ve Lived Here for Eight Years Today

Eight years ago today, September 8, 2000 I arrived in Alexandria, VA, my little black Nissan Sentra packed to the brim with all of my life I could fit in a four door sedan. I moved in with Alice Turner, who I connected with through First Baptist Alexandria, and who I didn’t meet in person…

The Spirit is on the Move…

One of my “heroes of the faith” is C.H. Spurgeon. I really connect with his communication style and the manner by which he preaches the truth. Several years ago, I was introduced to some of Spurgeon’s writings called “Morning and Evening Prayers,” a collection of prayers for each day of the year, one for the…

Lessons Learned from Tony Snow

“The art of being sick is not the same as the art of getting well. Some cancer patients recover; some don’t. But the ordeal of facing your mortality and feeling your frailty sharpens your perspective about life. You appreciate little things more ferociously. You grasp the mystical power of love. You feel the gravitational pull…

What’s Your Life Verse?

Do you have a life verse from the Bible? Is there some certain scripture that God has used in a life changing way for you? These thoughts have been in my head recently because, while we were in Israel, we had the chance to have jewlery made for us with a verse written in Hebrew. Several of…