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
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
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?
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
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
As a parent, it’s painful watching your child suffer when you are powerless to help. This poem, titled “Benched,” captures one of those moments for me. Continue reading How Do You Handle Your Emotions When Your Child Is Benched?
Sometimes — like my cat — we do our duty but miss our target. Sometimes it truly stinks. Keep trying and adjust your aim. Continue reading Dear Reader, Why in the World Do You Read My Blog Posts?
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
A reminder that whom God calls, He equips. Stand strong against the spiritual wind and waves that threaten, knowing that God has already won the battle. Continue reading Answer His Call
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?
Caleb had audacious faith. Faith enough to silence the naysayers all around him. Faith that God could win the battle for a prize piece of land. Continue reading What Must You Conquer to ‘Possess the Land’ God Has Promised You?
Cats are selfish. They want their needs met and care little about you, except to do their bidding. But how we miss them when they’re gone! Continue reading I’ve Lost Her: One Cat Who Stops Cars and Steals Hearts
Our talents are not our property; we are simply God’s servants stewarding the gifts He has given us by using them well. Continue reading The Best Way to Appreciate a Gift Is to Use It Well
Be inspired! You can’t reach even one if you don’t get started My blog has been largely absent of words … Continue reading Maybe Your Job Is to Reach the 1 Rather Than the 99