7 Steps—Replace Fretting with Peace

22
Mar

7 Steps—Replace Fretting with Peace

Once again, a friend of mine chided me for fretting as I raged about the pervasive evil I saw in the world today. “This is not your circus,” my friend said. “These are not your monkeys.”  All of these circumstances in the world were beyond my control and out of the realm of my influence. […]

4
Jan

Shadows

The radiating warmth of the sun lured me to the window. Deceptive warmth, since the temperature had plunged past freezing and a thick layer of snow blanketed the lawn. The white flakes sparkled beneath the sun’s rays. As my eyes adjusted to the glare, I noticed long shadows stretching across the ground. Barren trees blocked […]

15
Dec

Snapshots of Hope & Heart

Are you looking for a Christmas gift for that special person in your life? Snapshots of Hope & Heart may be the perfect gift.  Snapshots of Hope & Heart is a 12 week devotional shining the light on God’s Word. This WordGirl collective features 84 devotions by 34 women. These devotions are inspirational snapshots of true-to-life experiences, offering […]

18
Nov

We May be Done But We’re Not Finished

As a woman over 50, I never imagined the doors of opportunity God would open for me. He took me from my position as a critical care nurse, through ovarian cancer, to becoming the author of In Her Shoes: Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer. I realized that God is able to weave the difficulties of […]

3
Aug

Distorted Vision

A black form with spindly legs dropped and dangled next to my left eye. I jumped as I swiped at it, but the black glob hovered. I splashed water in my eye and rubbed it. The spidery form not only remained, but spawned spider babies drifting throughout my field of vision. That evening, lightening strikes […]

29
Jun

Superheroes of Faith

I’ll never outgrow my need for superheroes.  Superheroes use their extraordinary abilities to make the world a better place. But not all superheroes wear capes.  My superheroes are women of faith empowered by the Spirit of God. I am grateful to the Lord for the godly women he has brought into my life to mentor […]

27
May

Life Repurposed

Have you ever wondered if you could ask God for a do-over? I have. But I’ve also discovered he can take the ashes of my life and create something beautiful out of my messes, pain, and brokenness.  Life Repurposed is a book about women who have experienced brokenness. But their life’s journey doesn’t end there. God […]

29
Mar

Holy Week—A Blueprint for Turbulent Times

This past year hasn’t gone according to my plan. The results of my hopes and prayers haven’t been what I expected or even desired. I’ve felt bewildered, disappointed, and disillusioned. I haven’t understood how these outcomes could be God’s will. As I grappled to understand this past season, God gave me a BLUEPRINT of how to respond in these […]

22
Mar

Wit, Whimsy & Wisdom

New Release! I am excited to announce the release of Wit, Whimsy & Wisdom, a 12-week devotional to shine the light on God’s Word.  This book is a WordGirl collective and features 84 devotions from 22 women. I had the privilege of submitting five pieces from my true-to-life experiences.  Each one of us underwent the acceptance/rejection process […]

15
Mar

Reclaiming Everyday with Gina and Joanie

I was delighted and honored when Gina Stinson, author of Reclaimed: Stories of Rescued Moments and Days, requested an interview with me for her blog. Gina understands grief and loss. But God has has restored her joy as He reclaimed these seasons of her life for his glory. She loves to share her story as […]