Category 'Along the Road of Life'


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Soup—Winter’s Comfort Food

I love curling up with a steaming mug of soup on a chilly evening. Whether cooking in a crockpot or simmering on the stove, the aroma invites us to partake of winter’s ultimate comfort food. How appropriate January has been designated National Soup Month. Many years ago, I received an unusual Christmas present—a Taste of Home subscription. […]


Self-Care According to Bucky, the UW Mascot

Self-care is often last on the list of priorities for busy women. Bucky, the UW mascot, would like to share a few thoughts on this subject since July is self-care month. He is assisted by a few of his comrades displayed throughout the Madison area during Bucky on Parade. Let’s help Broadcaster Bucky get the […]


A Season of Quarantined or Cocooned?

Frightened, bewildered, and shut away—the hallmarks of this quarantined season.  I don’t understand why we’ve been engulfed in a pandemic and why so many people suffered the loss of loved ones and livelihood. The following verse has challenged me: Trust in the Lord with all your heart,and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5 NKJV) “Trust […]