You’d think by the time you’re old enough to be a grandparent that you’d have this lesson engraved in your brain. Not so much. Why do we struggle? Continue reading The Self-Esteem Lesson I Learned From Wrapping a Gift Too Creatively
Maybe you and your spouse shared the same faith when you married, but your pursuit of God now looks completely different. Here’s what to do. Continue reading If Your Spouse Doesn’t Share Your Faith, What Do You Do?
Why do you do the things you do? Are you hoping for “likes” or applause or just some appreciation for your effort? Maybe this will encourage you. Continue reading When It Seems That Nothing You Do Matters, Know This
I don’t handle criticism well. I aim to be perfect to avoid criticism. I aim, not attain it. Which God knows. And (oh, my wounded pride) so does my husband. Continue reading Correction = Love in God’s Math, but It’s Harder Than Algebra
Maybe writing words isn’t your thing. But however you’re living your life, you should consider that you’re continuing His story. We’re all writing something whether you know it or not. Continue reading If Your Full Potential Brings Him Glory, What’s Holding You Back?
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
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
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
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 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?
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?
Have you ever felt stuck? Unable to move forward? An experience at a traffic light moved me into gear so I could get this body in motion. Continue reading This Is Why You Should Make Small Moves in the Right Direction