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My Affair with Journaling

It all began at the age of 12.  As I opened my presents on Christmas Eve, one gift was going to change my life.  It was a small dark green diary with its very own tiny gold key.  I could hardly wait until January 1 arrived so I could begin writing in it.  New to the art of journaling, I recorded everything from my favorite 45rpm records to insecurities about friendships and boys to the meals I ate which often included french fries,  ...

Blog, Books, Faith, Inspiration

It’s Time!

It all started in January of last year. There were some things God put on my heart and I couldn’t seem to shake them.  I’m not sure if it was because my life was so full already and I didn’t need to add ‘one more thing.’ Or maybe I just thought the promptings would go away.  Or maybe it wasn’t ‘really’ the prompting of God’s Spirit speaking to my heart.  Maybe I wasn’t even sure where to begin.  Whatever it was, here I am  ...

Faith, Family, Featured, Inspiration, Just Fun, Life

The Power of Laughter

Don’t you love to be around people who are fun?  Not people who use fun in the wrong way – to belittle another person, but the kind of fun that makes you laugh till your stomach hurts! I loved being around my Grandpa – because he was so much fun.  He loved telling jokes and pulling pranks. I remember one summer when I was about 10 years old and we were spending the week at our family cabin down at the lake. Behind our cabin was  ...

Blog, Faith, Featured, Inspiration, Leadership, Life

A Fly In The Perfume

Hundreds of years ago lived a king named Solomon. One night God spoke to Solomon in a dream and asked him to make a wish.  God not only granted Solomon’s request for wisdom, but God also made him the richest king who ever lived.  Solomon later wrote the book of Ecclesiastes, which is a sort of blog about his journey for purpose and fulfillment. In fact, we still quote some of Solomon’s sayings.  There is nothing new under the sun, Everything  ...

Adventure, Blog, Faith

Embracing A New Opportunity

Every day is a new opportunity, another chance, a new beginning. I have found this to be true in my life over and over again. When we choose to follow Jesus, life becomes an exciting adventure! He is the One who knows the future and the One who holds the future. He is the One who loves us so much that He can’t keep His eyes off of us. He always has our best interest in mind and desires to walk with us in a very personal way on our life’s  ...

Adventure, Faith, Inspiration

Seeing Beneath The Surface

Growing up in the country, one of my favorite summer pastimes was spending hot summer afternoons hiking through the woods. A creek flowed through the middle of our farm.  One of my favorite pastimes was to gaze into the water searching for what lingered beneath the surface, while our horses took a much needed rest from the heat. So much was happening under the surface. So when I read the illustration given by L Grand Hutton in his book “In  ...

Blog, Faith, Leadership, Ministry

An Unknown Woman In The Bible?

Although her name appears just once in Paul’s letter to the church at Rome, Junia is one of the most unknown women of the Bible.  Paul wrote in Romans 16:7, “Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.” Junia is the first and only woman in Scripture to be explicitly identified as an apostle. Apostles in the New Testament were  ...