Author Archive for Carrie Beavers

An Encounter with Cuban Refugees

cuban refugees One Flesh AwakeningIt might seem strange to you, but I recently had an encounter with cuban refugees – and it made me realize again how blessed I am.

I have always known that I was incredibly blessed. I have had amazing experiences throughout my life beginning with annual road trips to see much of the United States and then moving into adulthood and finding a love for cruise vacations.

I have been privileged to Read More→

Being “Broken Together” isn’t the best way

There is a contemporary Christian song that has jumped to the top of the charts.broken together One Flesh Awakening

The song, Broken Together, by Casting Crowns has struck a nerve within the Christian community and receives a tremendous amount of play time on various radio stations.

I must admit, I was taken in by this song too.

But is there a better way than being “broken together”? Does Casting Crowns have it right? Read More→

Investing in People’s Lives

Investing in People's Lives One Flesh AwakeningMost of the time our chats center around the marriage relationship.

Today’s chat will be a bit different.

Marriage is our passion; we see signs of brokenness all around us and many days it feels like we are in a sinking ship that offers little or no help for the catastrophes that surround the boat.

One of the elements that we do not often focus on when it comes to marriage is Read More→

Grow UP

growupI have had the privilege of teaching preschoolers for over 20 years. Boy, I could tell you story after story of all kinds of hilarious things that I have experienced over the years. Tempting as that might be, I will refrain in this setting. One of the more unpleasant things that came with that job were the numerous temper tantrums that I would witness day after day. Some of these outbursts were worse than others. They would range in severity from foot stomping, to yelling and screaming at the top of one’s lungs to literally dropping to the floor and rolling and flailing about in hysteria. One thing I learned early on was that if the child Read More→

Fifty Shades of What?

Handcuffs-BlackI suppose one would have to live under a rock not to know that the Hollywood release of “Fifty Shades of Grey” will be Valentine’s weekend. I must admit that when the book by the same title made its debut, I was not the least bit interested in reading it. There really were multiple reasons that I didn’t even give it a second glance. I really do not consider myself an avid reader. I typically will be a feast or famine kind of reader. I will spend an entire weekend Read More→