Bill was such as inspiration to me over the years. And his daughter Lauren has written a touching post of her father, ALS, and the faith their family has in God. I hope this touches you as it did me…REST

Unshakable Hope

I know we are all wishing right now that this post was coming from Bill Sweeney, but instead, I (Lauren, his eldest daughter) will share a little post in his honor. Last year, we were celebrating one last miraculous Christmas with Bill, enjoying his invaluable presence that was still with us. He told us a few weeks before (struggling to type with his eyes) that he knew his body and lungs were shutting down and that he was ready to “throw in the towel” and say goodbye to his ALS-depreciated body.”The jig is up,” he sarcastically typed to my mom. (He would always somehow find a way to make us laugh despite the heavy circumstances.) The past several years had been a long journey of near-death experiences and fighting to stay alive with the aid of my mother right beside him.

Every day of his 24-year journey of ALS, Bill…

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Beetreegathering Bee-utiful Award

I was so not prepared for this. This just came so far out of left field. Y'all 😮 Deb from Beetreegathering has bestowed upon me her Beetreegathering Bee-utiful Award. This is unlike other awards as this one is truly heartfelt! I was in tears. I had no idea😥 So now I must bestow this award… Continue reading Beetreegathering Bee-utiful Award

Understanding Men | Is It Ever A Good Idea For A Woman To Watch Porn With Her Man? 

Here is the second installment in mine and Charity’s collaboration on understanding men and their “need” for porn.

I must say that Charity’s response to my answer was, to me, better than my answer to the question. Ladies, Charity has been there. If you are dealing a husband’s porn problem reach out to her.

Now head on over and leave us your comments. We would love to hear from you!

Confessions and Thoughts of a Reluctant Preacher's Daughter

*Warning: This post contains content that may be offensive or explicit. My backstory is an honest account of past events that I would not repeat or recommend.

I am constantly trying to understand men. Whenever I am hurt or puzzled over something a man does, I try to find out the intention and meaning behind it. I can often be found saying, “I don’t want to hate men, I want to understand them.” One issue that puzzles me is pornography. I would like to understand why men like to look at it and how to react when they do. I asked my good friend, Stuart, over atSomething To Stu Overif he would be interested in collaborating with me on a series about pornography. Specifically, why men choose porn & what can we as girlfriends/wives expect. Stuart is fantastic at explaining why men do what they do and he…

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Stu’s World: 9 Years & Counting

Holy Cow😮 9 Years! Not in a million years would I have believed you if you had told me 9 Years ago that God wanted me to start a blog. But at the advice of 2 very dear friends I did just that. It was to be an extension of my Facebook ministries Spiritual Leaders… Continue reading Stu’s World: 9 Years & Counting

The Empty Chair

Wow! I so needed this!

This came out of left field and hit the right spot in my heart. I can so relate to the empty chair on so many levels.

Maybe you can relate as well. While you are at go say hi to Jenny and follow her!


It is inevitable that sooner or later, life will deal a hard blow to your soul and to your spirit. The abandonment of a parent, the betrayal of a friend, the divorce of a spouse, the death of a loved one … different types of losses but common in that each one can and often does bring us to the very brink of our ability to cope with the ensuing pain. The pain of loss which often leaves us with … an empty chair.

I suspect there have been multiple empty chairs in your life. There certainly have been in mine.

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