My Word for 2017: Trust

One word focus for the year

A few years ago I was inspired by author and speaker, Mary DeMuth who wrote about choosing one word for the year to be her inspiration and focus.  (Here’s Mary’s word for this year) I also found this website called OneWord365 a website dedicated to the pursuit of finding one word each year to guide […]

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 […]