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Beyond My Window

Tonight I caught myself gazing longingly out a window of my home. Completely lost in thought, I felt as though I was looking out into a world of vast unknowns. I was daydreaming about speaking engagements, publishing, traveling, and God’s plan for my life. I stood...

An A to Z Guide for Thanksgiving

A    Acknowledge God as the source of all blessings! He himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. (Acts 17:25) B     Be a blessing. “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will...

How Tall is a Giant?

One Sunday in church, my pastor spoke on the David and Goliath story described in 1 Samuel 17. This timeless story resonates in each of us as we go through different seasons of life. There are always new giants to overcome as we face health issues, relationship...

A Hard Topic

Suicide is a hard subject. Recently, I heard a statistic about how much suicide has recently increased. According to NBC news, across America as a whole, it increased 30% (https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/suicide-rates-are-30-percent-1999-cdc-says-n880926)....

Daily Bible Reading Can Be Awesome

I know the routine. The desire to read your Bible everyday is there, you set a goal, and then you feel guilty when you don’t follow through. Many people are in this frustrating loop and become overwhelmed and discouraged. I understand. For years I felt the same way,...

Napping is Biblical

As I was reading in 2 Samuel the other day, I noticed something that has never—to my knowledge—been mentioned in any of the teachings on the whole David and Bathsheba debacle. Look at this! Late one afternoon, after his midday rest, David got out of bed and was...

Where Do I Live, Now?

It started out as a joke. The night of our 25th anniversary, John and I had enjoyed a low-key, burger-joint dinner, then looked at a rental house afterwards. We both fell in love with it, and I teased, “Are you going to move us while I’m gone for the conference?...

What’s in your kombucha?

Recently a friend of mine told me that before she knew me, she thought I was "too crunchy" to befriend. "Me? Crunchy?" I said to her. "I wear shoes and deodorant and don't use Tom's toothpaste." "But you drink kombucha, right?" She had me there. But who wouldn't?!...

Marriage is Hard

My husband and I have always used traditional anniversary gift ideas as inspiration for our presents.  For example, on year 4, the gift is fruit...so I gave my husband Fruit of the Loom underpants. Naturally. On year 10 , it's tin, so of course I made him a homemade...

When the Sun Goes Down

It’s October and in three short months, we have lost about three hours of sunlight. We will continue to lose sunlight at the rate of about 2 minutes per day until the winter solstice, which occurs on December 21. Many of us miss these hours of daylight--even if, and...

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