What is the strangest gift you’ve ever received? I wonder if it tops this one… The hubs has a pest control business and his regular customers bless him with appreciation gifts at Christmastime. We get all kinds of goodies like Cookies, fudge, candy, gift cards. We were amused by this one particular gift he received from… Read More How God Will Use What You Already Have…
What has been your biggest disappointment? Life can bring a plethora of disappointments but here’s one of my biggies: I missed walking in my high school graduation. I left school just six months shy of this epic event that most kids look forward to from the first day of Kindergarten. Why did I leave school early?… Read More What if We Looked at Disappointment in this New Way?
Hey there, girlfriend, ’tis the season of seeking–the perfect gift, the perfect Christmas cookie recipe, the perfect holiday events and every business wants your business. Can you feel the love? Me, neither. It’s a slalom towards Christmas from here on out. The Hallmark movies are in full swing and gift ads bombard us at every turn. I… Read More Our Best Business Advice from the First Words Shared by Jesus
Are you tired of fear and doubt? There was a time when I feared my tomorrows and I doubted my worth. Ever been there, friend? Middle school was our coming of age story. Do you remember? The years when life became parties and dances and added responsibilities. Too old for hopscotch and too young to… Read More Girl, It’s Time to Break Free of Your Fear and Crush Your Doubt–Are You In?
Friend, do you have days when you feel powerless? I was shopping at the mall with my sister several years ago, and I can’t remember if it was one of my kids or one of hers, but we had this stroller and there was this escalator. The sign clearly said no strollers on the escalator, but nobody… Read More The Most Powerful Thing I Can Say to You…
Have you ever stumbled over your words when sharing your faith? Ever wish you could remember just the right Bible verses to point a friend to? I sure have… That’s why I created Simple Tips for Sharing Your Faith–a handy resource that can be used as a guide when sharing the gospel. This 2-page pdf resource… Read More Do You Need a Little Help with Sharing Your Faith? I Have a Free Resource for You…
Friend, do you struggle with finding your place? I can relate to feelings of not belonging and feelings of being left out. But you know what? I’ve done that to others too. Yup, (gulp) guilty as charged. I remember it well—my first-grade birthday party. I invited my entire class with a personal invitation, or so… Read More What It Means to Belong
What if your most precious dream, the one you’ve kept locked inside your heart for years, really came true? As a young girl, I dreamed of becoming a ballerina. Actually, I didn’t even know what a ballerina was until my neighbor, Mary Louise, dressed in a dance costume and invited me over to take pictures… Read More Can Your Dream Really Come True?
“You have a mass in your liver.” I gripped the phone tighter as the woman on the other end rambled on about ordering more tests. Her tone was so matter-of-fact, it was as if she was talking about what she had for lunch that afternoon. Didn’t she even consider the impact of her words or… Read More How to Fight Back When Doubt Rises Up
Our gifts were created to shine a light, but what does that mean exactly? Nine years ago, Brian and I took a trip to NYC for our 25th anniversary. Neither of us had been to a Broadway play so seeing one topped our list of things to do while visiting the Big Apple. The Phantom… Read More Friend, Is Your Gift Waiting in the Wings?