Sharing stories with our children

This week in our Proverbs 31 online Bible study, I especially appreciated Lysa Terkeurst's questions and suggestions at the end of Chapter 24: Do They See Jesus in Me? Here's a summary for your benefit: Think back over your life and pinpoint some specific moments that made your heart leap for … [Read more...]

You must be rich: Common misconceptions about authors

Last week at a family reunion, someone asked, "Are you rich now that you're a famous author?" I laughed and answered his questions. Since then I've been thinking more about the question and how I would answer if asked again. Yes, I'm rich: I have freedom to make decisions about my daily … [Read more...]

My God Love Story

“Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God's love encompasses us completely. ... He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken.” -Dieter F. … [Read more...]

Church Tales: Being a Mom is Tough

I don't know what your Sunday mornings are like, but mine are rarely the peaceful, worshipful times I would like them to be. They usually start off well, especially when I get up to have a bath and spend a few quiet minutes reading my Bible and praying while everyone else is still fast asleep. … [Read more...]

Differences in marriage: wedges or building blocks?

My grandfather used to say, "If you marry the right person, there's nothing like it; and if you marry the wrong person, there's nothing like it." Here are some other quotes I found on marriage: "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times with the same person." Mignon … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Crafting a Personal Vision Statement

Last week in our study of Limitless Life by Derwin L. Gray, we discussed work and were challenged to write our own vision statement. If you've never written a personal vision statement, try the process outlined below. If nothing else, you'll learn more about yourself and what motivates you. … [Read more...]

#MapIt: Understanding Zephaniah 3:17

This week in our Proverbs 31 Bible study using Limitless Life by Derwin L. Gray, our key verse is Zephaniah 3:17. The NIV version is above. Here are some other translations: "Your God is present among you, a strong Warrior there to save you. Happy to have you back, he’ll calm you with his love and … [Read more...]

Life as a Writer – Author Support Blog Hop

Thanks to Sharon Bayliss for hosting this author support blog hop. WHAT do you do? Give us a summary of your crazy life and all your responsibilities Wife to Kendall, who is a mechanic working at home Mother of five, ages 6 to 16 Writer (Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, … [Read more...]

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