The door had disintegrated like a mini version of the 9-11 twin towers before our eyes — though too fast to see. Would the second “tower” also fall? Continue reading When Fear Threatens, Remembering God’s Goodness Can Give You Courage
The YouTube videos made it look like an easy DIY project. I managed to make framing our bathroom mirrors difficult. A reflection of me? Continue reading The One Thing I Needed to Guarantee My DIY Project Succeeded
Twice a year in the United States, we change our clocks because of Daylight Saving Time, but this year I’m going to make it work for me by doing this. Continue reading This Advice for Daylight Saving Time Would Have Saved Me Money
It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m writing about a Christmas long ago. Why? Because it’s all about the love. Continue reading We Love Him Because He Loved Us First–and Most
It’s ironic that my husband’s quick — somewhat embarrassing — fix wasn’t so far from the ultimate FIX. Continue reading Who Wouldn’t Want a Pole in Her Bedroom?
It was a series of uncomfortable steps in my healing after surgery, this reduction and eventual removal of the bandages protecting my wound. Continue reading The Uncomfortable Step to Healing You Likely Didn’t Consider
As if on autopilot, I responded to the question the same way I did months ago, before I had training and knew better, so much better. Continue reading Is Your Brain Stuck on an Old Script? Here’s How to Embrace Change
When you have to bite the bullet and purchase a new cell phone, your attempt to save money may lead to troubles you hadn’t intended… Continue reading I Failed, But You Can Save Money and Skip These 10 Troubles
If you feel like a failure though you’re giving it your all, these five spiritual truths will encourage your heart and direct your steps. Continue reading 5 Truths to Encourage You if You’re Feeling Like a Failure
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?
When others either don’t care or understand how their behavior — leaving trash behind — impacts the environment and you… Continue reading This Is Why We Should ‘Leave It Better Than We Found It’
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
God can use simple — and beautiful — experiences to impart inspiration and life lessons. Today, I had that privilege. I hope it touches you, too. Continue reading If You’re Wondering How God Could Use You, Maybe This Will Help
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
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?
My purple toe reminds me that we need all our body parts healthy and whole and working — and we need to follow God’s instructions first and foremost. Continue reading Even a Purple Pinky Toe Can Teach You a Life Lesson
I love you, Mom, written by Blythe Daniel and Helen McIntosh and published by Tyndale House, is intended to be a gift from you to your mom. Continue reading A Book Review: I Love You, Mom