Life can be, um...busy. And overwhelmingly chaotic (I know, astounding bit of wisdom, right?) So chaotic, in fact, that I tend to run out of fuel---physically, spiritually, and emotionally. What's a girl to do? For physical fatigue I reach for power-food, something high in protein (Peanut M&M's anyone?) But for genuine, long-lasting refueling, I need … Continue reading 3 Power-Verses to Tuck in Our Hearts
I love a good quote---especially one that causes me to stop and ponder its depth and meaning. There is a thrill in learning and growing through God's work in the lives of others. We are crazy-blessed to have a glimpse into the Christ-walk of not only our contemporary leaders, but also of those who have … Continue reading A Touch of Inspiration
I had an interesting conversation the other day. It went something like this: Holy Spirit’s prompting: Be still. Me: Um, what? Holy Spirit’s prompting: Be still and know. Me: Um, I am still, Lord. I’m sitting on the couch, watching TV and surfing the web. Holy Spirit’s prompting: Be still and know that I am God. … Continue reading The Conversation
Do you have a favorite refreshment on a warm spring or summer day? A glass of iced tea, maybe? A dip in the pool? A front-porch swing? I like to walk under the oak trees in our yard and close my eyes against the wind---to leave technology behind and pause to listen to nature's symphony. … Continue reading Sweet Refreshment
On Palm Sunday, I stood beside my sweetheart and joined with other worshipers in singing of the death and resurrection of Jesus. We sang several songs, but one song, one phrase, has continued to echo in my heart. It's from Chris Tomlin's I Will Rise: Jesus has overcome And the grave is overwhelmed The victory … Continue reading Overwhelmed
Happy spring! Yay, sunshine! This week, I have the honor of being featured in an interview with historical fiction author, Elaine Marie Cooper. During the publishing process for Ribbons, Lace, and Moments of Grace, Elaine was an amazing source of prayerful support and wisdom. She is also a fellow columnist with Almost An Author where … Continue reading Seeds of Inspiration
After almost two years of writing, praying, editing, waiting, and more praying, it's time to have a party! You are invited to a celebration of praise to the One Who made it all possible. The beautiful pictures are some of the giveaways at the party. All you have to do is attend (online!) and enjoy … Continue reading A Time to Celebrate!
March has arrived! And guess what blew in with the wind?! Check out the cover for my March 25 book release, Ribbons, Lace, and Moments of Grace---Inspiration for the Mother of the Bride. (It's available for pre-order on Amazon! Check it out! ---> http://a.co/e6biG4T) This will be a crazy-busy month and I want to invite you to … Continue reading Ribbons, Lace, and Moments of Grace
Yes, Lord. Yes. You are truly a God of hope, joy, and peace. We praise You for the power of Your precious Holy Spirit in our lives. What a privilege to abound in hope!
In The Joy of Counting, we looked at our counting habits—our urge to count everything from social media likes and friends, to calories and cash. And how this constant numbering can be burdensome and leave us empty (remember the calories-hating thing?) But there is good news. Our urge to count is not a defect—it’s an … Continue reading The Love of Counting