A year after I graduated from high school I left everything I knew and traveled to Texas, far from my home in Washington State, to work as a live-in nanny for a family that I had never met before.Read More
I have something I need to confess today.
I absolutely love to eat!
In fact, it’s part of our family tree—to love good food, love eating, and talk about eating. We are food people. Foodies.Read More
There’s no other message that holds greater importance in this life than the gospel of Jesus Christ.Read More
I’m a water-skier.
At the age of 6, I started skiing on two skis behind a pontoon boat. Then, in middle school, I began my love affair with the slalom ski. One ski, both feet, smooth sailing.Read More
Her voice was so loud that I almost dropped the phone.
She was crying and extremely upset.
Her marriage was in trouble, and she called me to talk about it.Read More
The mortgage was due on 1st. It was the 3rd- and there sat the envelope on the front table, waiting to go in the mail. My heart sank. As a rule-following kind of girl, it really bothers me when I mess up like this. I expected a late payment would be incurred and that there would be a ding on my credit rating. I was upset with myself for forgetting to get the check in the mail before I left on vacation.Read More
Over the course of the year, my friend Melanie Redd and I have been writing articles about doctrine, theology, and significant Bible topics.
These articles have been carefully researched, prayed over, and shared with the hope that many people will want to dig in and learn more.Read More
The time and place was Germany after WWII. The church was divided and the hurt ran deep. In the year’s prior, Hitler had commanded all religious groups within the country to unite. It wasn’t a unity of the Spirit, however, that brought them together. Rather, the unity was forced upon them so Hitler could better control the churches.Read More
She gave them to us almost every Sunday in church.
They were the coolest little pencil puzzle books. If you would turn your pencil to the side and brush it back and forth across the page, an image would “magically” appear.
My brother and I would enjoy page after page of these magic puzzle books, anticipating what images might be revealed.Read More