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
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?
Jefferson Starship had it right, “Sara, Sara, no time is a good time for goodbyes…” But Tori, our cat, made the time as ‘good’ as she could. Continue reading Her Death Was a Good One, But We Weren’t Ready to Say Goodbye
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
When we’re tempted to look back instead of move forward or fear failing instead of pursuing progress, we must choose to do this instead. Continue reading How to Conquer Perfectionism: Granted, My Advice Might Not Be Perfect
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
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?
It was the one rose that remained of the exquisite bouquet my husband had given me, but it was enough to impart the message. Continue reading This Is How I Want to Age Well
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’
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