Drinking From The Well Devotional (I’m Not 100% Okay)

I wouldn’t say it was the project I was trying to finish before New Year’s welcomed its self in; which led to the emotional breakdown. It was a snowball effect building its strength to roll down the hill. The snow started with the passing of my adoptive Father who molested me for many years ….

Tweens & Teens Lessons I Wish I knew (PT2)

Last week, I shared with you I spoke at a young women’s empowerment. I totally ended up talking all about forgiveness and the next thing you know I’m pouring out my testimony.  I promised you I would share how it went so this post is my promised fulfilled.

September Monthly Devotional: The Creativity In You

I waited for everyone to leave the house. Running downstairs full of excitement to blast her latest song.  Something about it just took me to a whole other world.  I’d turned the song so loud I couldn’t hear reality. My ears pierced with freedom and fun.

Listen: I Joined Stefani Stolzfus on her Podcast Truth Chat With Moms

I’m overjoyed to share I was interviewed on the “Truth Chats with Moms” podcast by my very sweet friend Stefani. While I’m not a mom yet we both hold adoption both dear to our hearts.  We met about two years ago at bloggers conference called Declare in Texas. We instantly became friends. Although we are…

Guest Blogger: Pastor Massiel Vargas (Pt1)

      You would think that my life was perfect if you got a glimpse of me today. Well, it comes to no surprise life knows how to throw some funny curve balls at you! After being engaged to the love of my life, I feared most days that things seemed to have been…

July’s Monthly Devotional: Give It Back Already

Well, here is a dumb question you might answer if I asked; If you had a company car and decided to pursue a new job, would you have to give the car back? So many people would say “Duh Des that’s not a difficult question. Of course,  I would relinquish the car!” However, why is…

June Monthly Devotional: A Prophetic Word

God gave me this sweet prophetic word. I pray it blessed you as much as it blessed me. “I’m your advocate” carries a deeper meaning than when God first whispered it to me. In fact, it isn’t just 3 little words anymore. Those 3 little words say, “God-centered Advocacy” which means there is no need…

I’m Turning 30 & Couldn’t be Happier

As a kid, I always wanted to be older.  I guess that’s why 30 is so darn exciting for me.  I knew each year would be greater.  With increasing age comes lessons, wisdom and new levels of responsibilities.  What’s even cooler is Jesus started his public ministry at the age of 30 and I believe…

Purity After Sexual Abuse Part 4: Letting God Let It Go

“You have to ” Let Go and Let God”.  I have heard this statement many times especially when I opened up about being molested.  People would hush me with this quote. If people aren’t careful they can do damage with those 5 words. First hand those words impacted me. People think this quote is biblical…