It was an”eggsiting” day at the Dagens house on Easter, time for the annual egg hunt. We were determined that this egg hunt would be joyful and equal — and tear-free. But would we get to that result? And what means would we use to get there? That is the story! Continue reading Who Knew Their Hunt for Eggs Could Have Eternal Significance?
People who knew my mother tell me I remind them of my mother — in my looks, my mannerisms, and in the way I speak. This mark was one more way I was like her. Continue reading Out of All the Memories I Could Keep, This Was the One
A single event, one night when I was a lonely teenager, changed the trajectory of my life. You are welcome, he said, just as you are. And I accepted the invitation. Continue reading Ping Pong and Purpose Softened My Heart for Jesus
If you knew saying “hello” to a stranger would make the world a kinder, friendlier place for someone else, would you initiate the effort? Continue reading You Might Have Had Me at Hello, Except You Never Said It
Would I like to create a podcast of my published blog posts? Is that even a thing? Yup. The real question is this: Will anyone listen? Continue reading What More Could You Want Than Text and Audio From Your Favorite Blogger?
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
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
Five years ago, I gave a speech that reveals how my decision to do the right thing led to reconciliation with my brother Scott. Continue reading So You Want to Reconcile With Someone You Once Loved?
Who knew mimicking Jesus would be part of a career in tech transfer? “Thy words were found and I ate … Continue reading My Marketing Job Has a Holy Goal: Reach 1 in 100
The prodigal cat. The idiot cat parent. If she weren’t such a bother, I’d be proud of my cat’s many talents. Please don’t skip this read because you hate cats. Continue reading Some People Are Too Nice to Own a Cat
(Spoiler Alert: I Need to Do It Again) “In two more days I will have read through the entire Bible … Continue reading I Read the Bible in One Year; This Is What It Did for Me
I search for more in all the wrong places when what I really need is less of me and more of Jesus. Continue reading What I Really Want Is Less of Me
My Freaky Friday involves a series of unfortunate events during which two varsity baseball teams exchange playing skills. That was just the beginning of crazy. Continue reading Freaky Friday…
With visions of the school burning down through the night because of my candle, I left my sleeping husband and drove the 20 minutes — just to check. Continue reading OCD Action News…
Reflecting on time — and timers — as I end my too-busy day and remember, too late, why I do everything I do. It might have helped. Continue reading Where have all the timers gone?