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?
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
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
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?
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
Tori the Cat can seem quite selfish in her persistence to get attention, but this intense focus she has reminds me that I, too, should seek the hand of my Master. Continue reading My Cat Understands the Power and Blessing of Her Master’s Hand
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
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
Sometimes I see beyond my husband’s superficial silliness to his real message — and God’s message. It’s well worth the insight! Continue reading What’s in Your ‘Book of Ailments’?
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
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
Inspired by the moments my friend used to express love and gratefulness before he died, I wanted to thank those who have touched my life. Continue reading Big Hearts, Small Kindnesses Make Me Thankful This Thanksgiving
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
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