Morning Inspiration

It was a tough morning. One of my sons insisted on refusing to do what I asked: He refused to eat his breakfast He refused to drink water He refused to pass anything to anyone In addition, he spilled water on the table and floor, swiped his lunch kit onto the floor, and glared. I told … [Read more...]

A New Arrival: 7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers

  I'm very excited to share one of my latest projects with you. As many of you know, I serve as President of InScribe Christian Writers' Fellowship. Just over a year ago, during one of our executive meetings, we discussed the possibility of putting together an anthology with contributions … [Read more...]

Pitfalls on the trail to healthy living & Five Minute Friday

As some of you know, I've been working on changing some of my habits. I'm thankful for the success I've had - becoming more active and losing some weight. However, I still have a ways to go. I was doing very well until summer hit. I lost 25 pounds and was exercising regularly. Then I reverted back … [Read more...]

Back to school for our kids equals back to ? for parents

For the past 8 years I've had the privilege of editing a newsletter for foster, adoptive, and kinship families in north central Alberta. Often I write short pieces for the newsletter as well. (If you'd like to see current or past issues, go to the north central CFSA website. This is what I wrote for … [Read more...]

Fitness journey check-in, recipe, and tips

Some of you have asked how my fitness and healthy living journey is going. I'm encouraged by the progress I'm making. (If you're not interested, you can skip down to the recipe.) I'm seeing my endurance increase. It's no longer a challenge to walk at 3 miles an hour. Most days I'm walking at a … [Read more...]

Encouragement to Persevere

This is week 5 in our Made to Crave Action Plan study. Here are some great quotes from Lysa Terkeurst: "Our goal is not a number on the scale. Our goal is to be absolutely at peace—emotionally, physicallyand spiritually." "Our scale can measure what our body weighs, but it can never measure our … [Read more...]

Embracing the Equation for Weight Loss

This week in our Made to Crave Action Plan journey, the theme was: "Embrace the equation: Exercise AND Reduce Calories". Since the beginning of January I have been very intentional about getting exercise. However, I haven't been as intentional about reducing calories, other than making sure I drink … [Read more...]

Sorting through the time crunch

Today's assignment in the Balanced Challenge is one that I know I'll have to keep coming back to. I don't know about you, but for me it's often a challenge to figure out how I'm going to make the best use of each 24 hour segment God gives me. There just isn't enough time to do everything. Tricia … [Read more...]

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