Triggered into the future

Years ago, there was a man with whom I was very much in love. We were best friends. We were basically inseparable. There was one huge, glaring problem between us. My faith. We had hours and hours of discussions, debates, tirades for and against God. Finally, one day, he asked me a question. “Deneen, ifContinue reading “Triggered into the future”

Have you ever had a day that was so chock full of emotion that you are completely, emotionally hungover the next day? Well…that is me today. Yesterday my niece graduated from high school. I may be weeping under those sunglasses…but you can’t prove it! ūüėćūüėć To say that I am proud of her is theContinue reading

Being a Christian in the US today is rough.

 Don’t get me wrong. It’s not as rough as it is in Muslim countries. I can declare my faith openly here without fear of being killed, tortured, losing property or being imprisoned. Being a Christian doesn’t mean that I’ll lose my job. Before you throw stones at me or crucify me, hear me out. InContinue reading “Being a Christian in the US today is rough.”

Expand my tentposts

Every morning, I get an email with a scripture. ¬†Today it was 1 Chronicles 4:9-10. I remember when the book The Prayer of Jabez¬†was first released. ¬†It was revolutionary in its simplicity. ¬†Based on a scripture that so many people, including myself, skipped over because it’s ensconced in genealogy. ¬†Boring. ¬† 1 Chronicles 4:9-10, courtesyContinue reading “Expand my tentposts”

Spirit longing

I’m sitting here in my pj’s on a Sunday morning just like any other Sunday morning. But there’s something different. ¬†I don’t want to be relaxing today. ¬†I want to be doing. ¬†I want to be a part of something much larger than I. ¬† I am really upset that I can’t find a churchContinue reading “Spirit longing”

Shades of grey

Today I went to church.¬† For the first time since I returned from a dental meeting in Boston.¬† It’s been a while.¬† A friend invited me.¬† Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t have gone.¬† Just being honest.¬† This is how it went down.¬† She saw that I had changed my “status” on myspace.¬† She commented me¬†that thisContinue reading “Shades of grey”


I don’t know where to begin in trying to describe this weekend. Whirlwind. Busy. Exhausting. Exhilarating. I think my favorite part of my 9-5 is our Saturday training sessions with the dentists.¬† I love being in a classroom environment.¬† I love learning.¬† I love being around people who are ambitious and who want to makeContinue reading “Whirlwind”

Light of the world

Today while enjoying my PATCO ride (wherein I think that my seat became unbolted) I decided that I needed the living, breathing Word of God to permeate the deepest places of my being.¬† So, I opened up my Bible and turned to Matthew 5:14-16, in The Message.¬† Here’s another way to put it:¬† You’re heareContinue reading “Light of the world”