My PTSD after Bill’s death made me fear what Satan would drop into my life to strangle me, to make me pay for my complete surrender to God. Continue reading Experience or Witness Trauma? PTSD Could Happen to You, Too
If you struggle with faithfulness to your own health and fitness, I’d recommend you find your own Connie. Or join our happy team. We’ve got enough yarn. Continue reading The Most Important Fabric of My Gym Life Is Made of Yarn
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?
I was asking my stylist to draw the correct conclusion about a flattering style and shape for my hair without seeing the full picture. Without seeing my face. She did her best. Continue reading I’ll Hide My Face and Let You Guess My Best Hairstyle
I want to discuss a privilege I don’t consider political — because it is available to everyone who wants it. I want to help you want it so you can experience it too. Continue reading May I Put My Positive Spin on Christian Privilege?
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
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
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
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