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?

book, Encouragement for Women, Goodbye Regret, trust

Shortest Post Ever on Trust

Well friend, this takes the cake for being my shortest post ever. Aren’t you glad? Just kidding. So why so short? Because I’m missing community. I want to give you an opportunity to chime in. I don’t want to do all the talking, I want to have a conversation. Your voice matters to me. Your… Read More Shortest Post Ever on Trust

Encouragement for Women

A Word About Mats, Monkees, and Our Calling

Remember Kindergarten? For you learners like me, here’s what Merriam-Webster says about it: Origin of Kindergarten: German, from Kinder children + Garten garden First Known Use: 1852 Isn’t that a beautiful word picture? A garden of children. So what do you remember about being in the garden of kinder? I remember a mini-kitchen, books, blocks,… Read More A Word About Mats, Monkees, and Our Calling

Encouragement for Women

“Goodbye, Regret” and Exciting News!

Dear Friend, Ever find yourself dwelling on past mistakes? One of my most shared blog posts dealt with this subject. If you missed it, you can find it here. The response to that post, as well as my own past experiences, inspired me to write a book. I am excited to share with you the… Read More “Goodbye, Regret” and Exciting News!

baking, Encouragement for Women, family, gifts, new self, sufficient

Confessions of a Faker-Baker

I’m a faker-baker. You too? I buy cake mixes in colorful packages, add oil, eggs, and poof, oven-ready batter. Cookies? Same thing. I’m usually buying what the dough-boy is selling. I used to feel inadequate for my lack of skills in the from-scratch department. It felt like a cheater, like that woman in the commercial… Read More Confessions of a Faker-Baker

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Peace or Complacency?

Have you ever thought about it? The difference between peace and complacency? We all want peace, don’t we? But it got me thinking about how easily complacency can disguise itself as peace. There’s something I used to pray about continually. Something important. I don’t worry about it and I feel at peace about it, but… Read More Peace or Complacency?