5 Things I’m doing to make my writing work

I have had to make several changes to make working at home actually work for me. Carving out writing time - In order to write consistently and meet writing deadlines, I've had to be very intentional about my writing time. Currently I get out of bed at 5:15 every week day morning so that I have at … [Read more...]

Family Priorities

For the next 11 days I'm participating in a challenge based on Tricia Goyer's new book Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom. (Her book is specifically written for those of us who are moms and writers, but the principles could be applied to other work-at-home options.) Each day I will be … [Read more...]

Gentle Reminders of God’s Love

This morning I had too much work to do and not enough time. Dirty dishes were stacked in the sink and on the counter, clothes were overflowing the laundry baskets, and my schedule for the day required me to be away from home, which meant no time for writing. As I sat at the breakfast table with my … [Read more...]

3 Essentials on the journey to fitness

The road to fitness and eating well has many potholes that can easily trip us, make us detour from our original plans, or even make us totally give up. Some weeks the numbers on the scale will mock us. Some days our schedule will squeeze out our time for exercise. What will keep us moving towards … [Read more...]

Pursuing Holiness, One choice at a time

This morning I read Ephesians 4:14-24. Here are a few thoughts that "jumped out" at me as I read: I am not to be like a child who is easily tricked and led astray (vs. 14) I am to allow God's truth to ground me (like an anchor) and help me mature in my faith (vs. 15) I need to choose to reject … [Read more...]

Advice to Beginning Writers

NOTE: This is week 4 of our Writers' Blog Hop. The theme this week is advice I'd give to a newbie writer. Click on the link below to check out what other writers have to say about the topic. Dear Beginning Writer, It wasn't too long ago that I stood in your shoes. Although I've been an avid reader … [Read more...]

Dealing with stress in a healthy way

I'm starting week 7 of my journey to fitness. The excitement has worn off and some days exercising is just plain hard work. I've seen progress, especially in the first few weeks -- I'm down ten pounds and five inches. I've hit the first plateau, where my body is saying, "Hey, wait a minute. Let's … [Read more...]

The #truths I live by

Today many people claim that truth is relative. Some will even go so far as to say that there is no such thing as truth. (You can check out the various "theories" of truth here.) I choose to believe that the Bible is the inspired, inherent word of God, written by at least 35 different authors … [Read more...]

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