31 Days of Enjoying the Everyday Life: Sports

My strategy for #Write31Days is to wait and see what stands out to me that day for my theme of enjoying the everyday life. Of course, this morning almost as soon as I got out of bed I began to worry. I began to worry that I wouldn’t find something or that it would seem … Read more…

31 Days of Enjoying the Everyday Life

Every October hundreds of bloggers join the #Write31Days challenge to write every day for 31 days on one topic. It is a great opportunity to really hone your skills as a writer and develop a good writing habit. I have wanted to participate in Write 31 Days for a couple of years now, but I … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Church of the Small Things by Melanie Shankle

Melanie Shankle is one of my favorite writers. I just love her ability to tell a great story. So when I heard she had a new book coming out, I was excited. When I heard there was a chance to be on the launch team for her new book, I was thrilled! I applied and … Read more…

Five Minute Friday: Comfort

Five Minute Friday instructions: Write for five minutes on the word of the week. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write.  START   Sometimes I think we are too comfortable. We like the way we like things and that is that. I know … Read more…

Writing Dreams

“For years another dream had been stirring in my heart, a dream that had been dampened by doubts and the logistics of adulthood. My dream was to write.” I could have written these words myself. They were actually written by Glynnis Whitwer in “Reviving an Abandoned Dream” a devotion from the free e-book from Proverbs … Read more…

Five Minute Friday: Blessing

Five Minute Friday instructions: Write for five minutes on the word of the week. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write.    In the hurriedness and overscheduling of everyday life, it is so easy to overlook the blessings that are right in front … Read more…

Stay Steady on the Rock

Five Minute Friday: Write for five minutes on the word of the week. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write.  This week’s word is steady. I am a somewhat clumsy person. Therefore, I am not always steady on my feet. Recently, I strained … Read more…

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…

When You Feel Like the Chair Guy: What Defines Success?

Chapter Eight in Come With Me by Suzanne Eller focuses on Peter’s younger brother, Andrew. Andrew is the first to recognize Jesus as the Messiah and then it seems Andrew is shifted to the background. His brother Peter is promoted over him, and Andrew is moved to the bottom of the list. This story, along … Read more…

Following Where He Leads

I like predictability. I am a planner and a list-maker. I am not a huge fan of change. Funny how life doesn’t really follow these ideals. And while the Lord is 100% solid and dependable, walking in faith does not follow a predictable plan either. I have had to restate my prayer of “Yes, Lord, … Read more…

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