We feel a certain pride when we’re able to fix something ourselves and save money doing it. But sometimes DIY isn’t the best option. Then what do you do? Continue reading It’s All Fun and Games Until Your DIY Project Goes Up in Smoke
What if I wrote my to-do list beside a to-do list for God? Or get a box, write my cares on paper to put inside, and declare it a “care package to God”? Continue reading I Decided to Create a Care Package for God; This Is What Happened
I recognize that I am blessed — and not always using my gifts. my health, my wholeness to their full extent. Are you? Continue reading What Do You Do With a Birthday Gift? Use It Well
And she wants an ideal year — just like you This week’s blog post will take you out of my … Continue reading Anticipating the First Day of School? Your Teacher Is, Too
I waited more than an hour for my doctor alone in an examining room before I decided I’d waited long enough. I opened the door to find the entire office vacant. What? Continue reading My Reward for Suffering Poor Customer Service? A Promise of Less Service
When I taught writing to a group of 20 homeschoolers, our final project was to write and illustrate our own books. Because those who teach also must do, I did my own. This is my first book — about my experience with laser surgery. It was a funny, painful experience. Continue reading Back When I First Taught Book Publishing, I Tried It Myself First
Sometimes — like my cat — we do our duty but miss our target. Sometimes it truly stinks. Keep trying and adjust your aim. Continue reading Dear Reader, Why in the World Do You Read My Blog Posts?
The Bible’s real “Love Chapter” is Romans 8, not 1 Corinthians 13. Romans 8 demonstrates God’s love — and the powerful difference it makes to you and me. Continue reading This Is the One Love Story You Don’t Want to Miss
Today, my younger self reminds me to submit to my heavenly Father’s lead, to align my will with His, and to trust Him wherever He leads. Continue reading To Know His Will
How do you relate to your personal servants — your body, mind, appetites of the body such as hunger or thirst or lust? Are you ruling over them? Continue reading This Is How You Can Live Life to the Fullest as a Christian
A desperate woman who sees Jesus as her only hope pushes beyond the crowd, beyond the social constraints, beyond anything that might prevent her from touching the hem of His garment. Continue reading What Will You Do to Reach Jesus? Follow This Woman’s Example
What we need are not “good” intentions but “God” intentions — and add our attention to those and to God Himself. Then we can succeed. Continue reading Pave Your Road to Success With God Intentions; Don’t Settle for Good
A reminder that whom God calls, He equips. Stand strong against the spiritual wind and waves that threaten, knowing that God has already won the battle. Continue reading Answer His Call
What if we followed our instructor’s guidance, fully engaged our mind and core, and mustered our strength against opposing forces so nothing could move us? Continue reading How a Slick Yoga Mat Showed Me Value in Strengthening Little Muscles
“I am training you to listen and act so that I can co-create with you as we write.” That’s what I heard God say to me. Continue reading Before You Can ‘Trust and Obey’ You Must Listen When God Whispers — How?
In my fear and distress in the midnight hours, I had missed the details in the description that might have calmed my fear. Continue reading How a UTI Showed Me What Truth Looks Like to an Unbeliever
I had heard the advice way back in February but failed to act on it. Had I blown it? Was I too late? No! I’m exactly where I need to be right now. Continue reading What Do You Call Tardiness When You Find It’s Perfect Timing?
Only God could orchestrate a chance encounter that would bless my grandson and encourage my writer’s heart, too. Continue reading This Is Why You Should Do Everything As If You Were Doing It for Jesus