Beautiful Scars (Part 2)

In the first installment of this trilogy, I (Monica) shared about my traumatic episode of having a flying branch whip me in the eye and face, leaving me with a permanent scar. Now, I’d like to share with you about my husband’s varied personal experiences with scars. My husband is approaching seventy. In his lifetime,…

Expecting the Unexpected

I first learned about the rule to “Expect the unexpected” from Dave Ramsey. Like a lot of his advice, it is simple but brilliant. I’ve found this same principle very applicable when it comes to my infinitely creative and all-wise Heavenly Father. Because He cannot lie, His promises are sure. I can expect Him to…

Part 3: Car Accidents & Road Kill

Impact & A Conversation With a Deer Admittedly, I was going a little over the speed limit, in a hurry to get home and go to bed I suppose. It was dark and drizzly and there were just a smattering of cars on the highway. As I approached the outskirts of Healdsburg, just as the…

Part 1: Car Accidents & Road Kill

Do you ever wonder where you would be if you had not had a particular experience or been present at a certain event? I believe the following events have radically shaped the course of my life and nothing about them were anything I could have planned for or predicted… and with hind sight in hand,…