The nighttime hours seemed to stretch ahead into an unwelcome expanse of time. Moonlight spilled through the window, a dim light illuminating the empty spot at the foot of the bed where my dog, Genevieve, usually slept.Read More
Worshipping God is the purpose for which we were created. God is worthy of all praise, and there is nothing of greater importance than having our hearts turned to him in worship.Read More
I don't write about lifestyle topics often in this space, but today I thought I'd try something a little different and share something about a hobby that I enjoy- hiking. With the springtime weather finally warming things up around here, hiking has been on my mind. It's time to get outside more often and enjoy the beauty of God's creation.Read More
What is Bible journaling? How do you get started? Why might you want to try it? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, you’re not alone. I’d like to share what I’ve learned about the practice.Read More
Sometimes you need to take a break and relax with a great book. Even if you love to read as I do, sometimes you might need a little extra push and some encouragement to take a break from your work- or maybe you need some suggestions on what to read. That’s what this post is all about.Read More
I have a great giveaway I’m excited to offer! I recently had the pleasure of receiving a wonderful gift set called The Shepherd’s Treasure: The Lost Sheep. It’s designed to teach children about the true meaning of Easter and how Jesus shows his love for us. It does this in a winsome and fun way.Read More
Some of you may know I’ve been working on writing my first novel, a historical romance called Sorrento Girl. The manuscript for this is finally at a stage where I can start exploring different options for publication. I don't know how long that process will take, but I'm guessing I might need some patience.
I'm looking forward to the day when I can share Sorrento Girl with you all. While I wait, I thought it would be fun to write a short story that I could share right now.
The first time I learned about the idea of a prayer walk, I was a newlywed in college. Late one Friday night in the fall, after having just gone to sleep, my husband and I heard a lot of voices in the hallway landing outside our apartment door, then a knock. Derek got up and answered, and I overheard the following question, “Hey, we’re going on a prayer walk around the campus tonight? You want to come?”Read More
Are you taking good care of yourself? Self-care is not selfish. It’s good stewardship of what God gave you. Your body, mind and soul belong to God and if you want to have something to give to others, then you need to be taking care of yourself.
Getting plenty of sleep needs to be a high priority if you want to enjoy optimal health.
A good night’s rest (and a good morning) is best achieved with an evening routine that eases you gently into slumber. This is an excellent time to add some measures of self-care to your day.Read More