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
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
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?
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
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
I am avoiding my Isaac. That’s the working title for my first novel. Why Isaac? Indeed. Why not Ishmael? Continue reading How Writing a Book Is Like Birthing a Baby at 90
The sweet spot for me is when I can create a plan that becomes a routine that becomes a habit — based on what I value. Continue reading If Someone Peeked at Your Calendar, Would It Show What You Value?