Discomfort is quite the teacher, isn’t it? This day, my overindulgence drove me to hunger for bread — but only one kind — more than anything else. Continue reading I Never Wanted to Eat Again Until I Found One Perfect Thing
I have chosen “different” for my “Word of the Year.” As in, “How am I different because I choose to trust in God?” I ask questions; I seek Him for answers. Continue reading This Year’s Word Has the Power to Make Me Ask Difficult Questions
I might have looked at the stream of texts and phone calls as interruptions in my day, but instead, I saw them as a model for my life. Continue reading A Picture of Prayer When Your Life Depends on God
Sometimes I see beyond my husband’s superficial silliness to his real message — and God’s message. It’s well worth the insight! Continue reading What’s in Your ‘Book of Ailments’?
Going to a large party attended by people I wouldn’t know wasn’t my idea of a good time. Who knew it could be a “God time”? Well, probably, God. Continue reading This Is Why We Can Love Well
As I tediously wrapped lights around my tree, a lesson appeared before me. It seemed poetic, so a poem seemed fitting. May you, too, experience the light of Christmas today. Continue reading The Lesson From the Christmas Tree
Habits, like cats, inhabit our lives. They take whatever space we yield to them. The trick to keeping bad habits at bay? Fill the space with something else. Continue reading Guess What Happens If You Don’t Replace Bad Habits With New Ones?
Farm to Film is not a collection of photographs but, rather, a collection of moments, captured by a camera and then transferred into beautiful watercolors. Continue reading A Book Review: Farm to Film
Inspired by the moments my friend used to express love and gratefulness before he died, I wanted to thank those who have touched my life. Continue reading Big Hearts, Small Kindnesses Make Me Thankful This Thanksgiving
A bowl of soup vs. a birthright? It seems like a no-brainer. But how many times have I chosen momentary satisfaction instead of a gift lasting a lifetime or beyond? Continue reading Don’t Trade Away God’s Lifelong Gift to Satisfy a Short-Term Appetite
When my cat took over my lap and kneaded her claws into my thigh, she did much more than scratch the surface. She penetrated my heart. Continue reading The Cat Analogy: Short, Sweet, and to the (Clawed) Point
I get the sense that God is training me to “just ask” Him for help. Part of that is going outside of my comfort zone to ask others for what I need or want. Continue reading Just Ask: Two Words God Uses to Change Your World
My husband’s attempts to scare me are sometimes downright inappropriate. This time, I told my husband, I was taking my response to the next level… Continue reading Things That Go ‘Boo’ in The Night — Or Day
A young mother learns to abide in God and finds joy despite her journey through breast cancer, including chemo, a radical mastectomy, and radiation therapy. Continue reading ‘I Love My Scar,’ This Breast Cancer Survivor Told Us
Marion Chisholm Is on a Mission to Win at Sports and Life The first time I noticed him was in … Continue reading This Coach Got Better, Not Beaten by the Crash That Nearly Killed Him
This 72-year-old says yoga’s focus on balance and alignment is healing and critical to her ability to function, especially as she ages. Continue reading What Can Yoga Do for You? This Story Might Inspire You
As a parent, it’s painful watching your child suffer when you are powerless to help. This poem, titled “Benched,” captures one of those moments for me. Continue reading How Do You Handle Your Emotions When Your Child Is Benched?
Trust in the COVID vaccine seems an apt illustration — a tangible and timely one — for our dependence on Jesus Christ alone for salvation. Continue reading Faith in Jesus Is Like Trust in the COVID Jab