Encouragement for Women, plans

How Do We Know if Our Plans Are God’s Plans?

  We had a plan. Emphasis on we, meaning hubby & me. I’d reach a certain age, retire, then work in our business. It was a good plan, we thought. But it didn’t quite happen that way. Things changed at the company I worked for and the above plan launched too soon. Because the original… Read More How Do We Know if Our Plans Are God’s Plans?

Encouragement for Women, truth

Is It Ever Okay to Lie?

Have you ever served on a jury? I have and found the experience to be quite fascinating. My case? The big, bad insurance company vs. the little guy, who paid hundreds of dollars in premiums to said mega-company in exchange for the peace-of-mind-in-case-something-happens homeowner’s policy. Well something did happen. The little guy’s home was burglarized.… Read More Is It Ever Okay to Lie?

Change, Chrisian living, courage, Encouragement for Women, hope

When We Feel We’re Barely Holding On…

  Ever have that dream where you’re standing on the edge of a cliff? I have to admit, I have a fear of heights. It amazes me how window washers trust that flimsy platform ten stories up. And how can crews building skyscrapers walk across beams like gymnasts? Freaks me out. You know that screamer… Read More When We Feel We’re Barely Holding On…

Encouragement for Women

In Case You Missed the Announcement….

Hi Friends! In case you missed the announcement, Goodbye, Regret: Forgiving Yourself of Past Mistakes has launched! It’s now available on Amazon. I’ve created a Goodbye, Regret Companion Study Guide and Prayer Journal to go along with it. I’d love to send you the link to the printable study guide as a free gift for… Read More In Case You Missed the Announcement….

age, beauty, Encouragement for Women, grace, provider

Are We Aging Well?

  Any new wrinkles lately? Girlfriend, I can relate. I’ve wondered, and I’m sure you have too, why God designed these jars-of-clay bodies to age. We spend time and money trying to turn back time—trying to hold on to a more youthful appearance. It’s pretty ironic really. It’s like trying to go back to our… Read More Are We Aging Well?

Encouragement for Women, safety net

Why God is Not Our Safety Net

Have you been to a circus? I know what you’re thinking, our lives can be a circus, but I’m talking about the three-ring kind. I’ll never forget my first experience attending the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. My Uncle Joe and Aunt Janet took my cousins and me to this exciting event at… Read More Why God is Not Our Safety Net

Encouragement for Women, holy, wilderness

What Happens in the Wilderness?

Have you ever wandered in the wilderness? To some, it’s a place uncultivated and natural. To others, it’s a metaphor, a state of mind, a feeling of disconnectedness or wandering aimlessly, lost. New seasons of life can feel like a wilderness. The lost kind. Am I right? Have you felt that way too? Life can… Read More What Happens in the Wilderness?