Seeing the Good

Sin. It’s ugly. Actually, that’s not completely true. A lot of sin is not ugly. It’s enticing. It’s fun. Sin itself can be downright attractive because the devil is a deceiver. The results of sin, however, are ugly, and this world can be a whole mess of ugly. Why? That’s a question both the faithful … Read more…

The Kindness Series: Life is Like a Bowl Full of Cherries

My friend Kelly Nickerson joins us today to share how during times of tremendous grief the kindness of friends, family, and even strangers helped her change her heart and embrace the kindness extended. by Kelly Nickerson I love cherries! If I get another tattoo it will be a pair of cherries. My favorite is the … Read more…

The Kindness Series: The Restorative Power of Kindness

My good friend Terri joins us today to share how someone showing just a little kindness helped her overcome feelings of shame, fear, and uncertainty. by Terri Fullerton She swung the dorm room open and entered our freshman dorm room with a bulging load of books. She introduced herself with all the extrovert energy and … Read more…

Friday Five: Boundaries

The #Fridayfive topic this week is boundaries. At the beginning of the week, I began jotting notes and ideas on the topic I wanted to write about this week. Ironically, my topic is time boundaries. Ironic because here I sit, writing a #Fridayfive post on Sunday afternoon. I am working very hard on time management. … Read more…

Top Five Posts of 2015

As we say goodbye to 2015, I wanted to look back over my first year of official blogging.  It has been a very interesting year, and I really enjoyed looking back over these posts. I hope you enjoy them as well. Here are my top five viewed posts of 2015. Being a part of the … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: The Road to Becoming and For the Love

My original plan for November was to give away a book a week every Wednesday. Well, my plan did not pan out. Life happened. After a very emotional and stressful mid-November, I decided to take Thanksgiving week totally off. I enjoyed time with family and tried to ignore the outside world. However, it bothered me … Read more…

For the Love of Friendship (part 2)

In the day-to-day busyness of life, cultivating true friendships seems to fall by the wayside. Another recurring thought in our FTL (For the Love) group is how do we translate this close-knit, encouraging community into every day, real life? I would love to have this movement spread out from us to all women. However, I … Read more…

Save This Link!

It is Save This Link time again. I am excited to share with you what I have found on the web this week. I am also linking up with Lessons From the Sidelines, make sure to check out her links to posts about marriage and dating.   Jenny Simmons wrote a book! (Click here for … Read more…

What I am Reading – For the Love by Jen Hatmaker

For the love of Jen Hatmaker, I don’t even know where to begin in writing a review for her new book. If you are a woman – or a man (shout out to the #bandoffour, the four men on the launch team) – at any stage in life, this is the book for you. In … Read more…

Friday Five – My Five Favorite For the Love quotes

I love books! I really do. Just seeing stacks and shelves of books makes me giddy. My first job out of college was at a small publishing company, and I loved it! If I could change careers (again), I would choose a job where I could be surrounded by books. (Although, as an English teacher … Read more…

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