Gratitude Challenge

We all know deep down that we are more blessed than we acknowledge, so I’m laying down a challenge to you, my sweet readers. Some of you may be weary these days, not wanting another list of things to do, but some of you might be up for the task. So this year,...

Relational Peace

I dreamt that I ran into Beth Moore and she suggested we have a slumber party. Obviously. And as we were lounging around in our pink matching jammies (because why not?), she asked me, “If you could have anything in the world right now, what would it be?” My automatic,...

Fall Blahs & Winter Blues

If you live in a region where there are four distinct seasons as I do, then you know what it feels like to look down the barrel of six months of grey, of cold, of rain, of snow, of blah. Some people are blessed with a love of all things Fall (one of my daughters) and...

Words Matter

When I was in my 20s and 30s, I probably said about 75% of what I was thinking and kept 25% to myself. I was involved in so many conflicts at my church of 19 years that I jokingly said I should get a plaque for most Matthew 18s. I’m not sure why I felt I could say...

Toxic People

tox·ic /ˈtäksik/ poisonous, venomous, dangerous, destructive, harmful, unsafe, injurious tox·ic person someone who is poisonous, venomous, dangerous, destructive, harmful, unsafe, injurious I think that when we think of a toxic person, we tend to think of someone who...