This Christmas Give Good Gifts

My favorite gift ideas for loving people well

I love giving gifts.  I can’t wait for the actual gift-giving occasion to give them and am always accused by my family of having no patience.  (I don’t have much.) I do like receiving gifts, too, especially if they are selected carefully and thoughtfully in regards to who I am and what I love.  Perhaps […]

Helping a friend in need… it’s not about you.

If you’re like me, you’ve heard the horror stories about people who face serious life-altering situations—like cancer, long-term illness, loss of a child, death of a loved one—and someone made their hardship worse by saying or doing the wrong thing.  It almost seems it’s the exception instead of the rule.  So why when we want […]

For what is it your time?

For over a decade, I have fought against the notion that I’m not good enough.  As a stay at home Mom, and wannabe author and very part-time speaker, if you named it, I felt like I didn’t have it— experience, graduate education, know-how, accolades, awards, degrees.   As a woman in the Christian Speaking World, […]

An unlikely confession about worry.

It was during worship.  One of those, “you should really pull out your phone and write this down so you don’t forget this” kind of moments.  But, I couldn’t because we were singing, so I tried with all my might to remember it to ponder later. (Between 40 and 50 the whole gotta write it […]