As soon as we landed I felt different. A long awaited smile broke through under my mask and I’m sure the sunshine reflected the gleam in my eyes easily. In just 6 hours I was transported from 30 degrees with snow to 80 degrees with sand. It’s kind of miraculous when you think about it,… Continue reading Christmas In The Sand
Sometimes God is just funny. Like, I normally think about Him in terms of being loving, and gracious, and kind. Caring, and gentle, and intimate…but not really funny. Today, I had to literally laugh out loud though, because I realized, He really does have a sense of humor. The Guy is a straight up comedian.… Continue reading Do You Want a Cat?
It’s been a whirlwind of a year and though I received so many presents during my last birthday I wasn’t able to enjoy them all. It wasn’t until I found a few in a drawer that I even knew some had been forgotten. I texted a friend asking if she was the one who had… Continue reading Unwrapped Gifts
Once upon a time I believed I could not and would not date. If dating was the antonym of courtship, then I chose courtship. I even share this in my first book. But then things changed. I changed. The years rolled on and I found myself walking out what my friends and I call, “extended… Continue reading Dating Has Purpose
There is a quiet these days. Each morning I wake up and its not like the mornings of years past but its not like the mornings of months past either. Instead of feeling overwhelmed with the Father’s love, or being tormented with fear (which has been the case), I feel–quiet. I feel stillness. I feel… Continue reading After The Storm
Each morning I wake up to sunlight cascading into my bedroom window. Birds are singing songs of praise and everything is light and airy. Summer came swiftly and I found myself hurrying to catch up with the new season. I put away my sweaters and pulled out my sandals. Summer is here! Only a few… Continue reading Summer
This week will be one month since the lay off. It has flown by. My how I have grown! 8 years ago when I faced unemployment I was ready to cash out my savings from fear that God would not provide and everyday that eeked by felt like eternity. I was so stressed I lost… Continue reading One Month In
I have been listening to a woman’s testimony online who has been single 57 years and is getting married today. You may know of this woman. Her name is Nancy De Moss. I haven’t really followed her ministry “Revive Our Hearts” too much in the past but given she has lived a full single life… Continue reading Live As You Are Called
I’m reading a book called “Single & Free to Be Me” by Dr. Clarence Shuler. In it he shares a counseling session he has with a 40 year-old single, successful business woman. She tells him she does not feel successful as a person and he helps her to see that she feels like a failure… Continue reading Redefining Success, Choosing Joy, Learning Grace
One movie I can watch over and over again is “13 Going on 30”. I mean Jennifer Garner does a superb job of being simultaneously witty and adorable. Maybe b/c I’m more serious than humorous I’m attracted all the more to that quality in folks. Her character is 13-years-old and longs to fast forward through… Continue reading 30 & Thriving!