• Treasure chests of words

    Treasure Chests of Words

    The scriptures are a treasure chest of words that we can turn to when in need of instruction, inspiration, or encouragement.   Jesus, the perfect communicator, provided us with:   WORDS OF INSTRUCTION PARABLES TO INSPIRE COUNSEL TO ENCOURAGE  …

  • Eyes window to soul

    The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul

    Our eyes, the window to the soul, have the power to build or to destroy.   Recently a young man posted on social media that he is struggling with severe isolation. In addition to being neglected by friends and family,…

  • Authentic life

    31 Days To An Authentic Life

    Welcome to 31 Days to an Authentic Life!   Authenticity. We crave it. We long for relationships that are authentic–genuine, real, true– but are often unsure how to go about creating them.   How does one actually LIVE an authentic…

  • storm clouds A personal witness

    A Light In The Storm

    My entire life was caught up in a storm.   At least that’s how it felt as I slowly made my way through the front door of the grocery store, grocery list in hand. One challenge after another in recent…

  • generous books

    Books That Inspire A Generous Heart

    A generous heart is not an easy thing to create in a world so filled with entitlement.   Take me for example. It seems I’m reminded of things I want or “need” at every turn by friends, television, social media,…

  • Neighborhood park bench

    Friends And Neighbors

    Do you know your neighbors? A stroll to the park this evening with my children led me to cross paths with a neighbor I haven’t seen in a while. She and I visited on a park bench while our kids…

  • Introvert

    Thoughts On Courage From A Lifelong Introvert

    I’m an introvert through and through. And when I say introvert, I mean: I’m uncomfortable in large groups. It’s extremely difficult for me to make a phone call. I love to be alone. I love going to movies by myself.…

  • At Work In Our Neighborhoods

    Not long ago, in the midst of the divisive election, came an invitation from an unknown neighbor to meet at the park and pray for our country. Our family went, unsure of what to expect, and completely unaware of the…

  • The Kindness of Strangers

    “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.”– William Butler Yeats The Costco parking lot, as we all know, is a zoo right before Thanksgiving, and I was having the time of my life finding a parking…

  • The Golden Rule

    CONVERSATION DURING CAR RIDE EN ROUTE TO THE EVENT She was nervous and didn’t want to go, and I didn’t blame her. Truth was, I was nervous too. These types of events always force us out of our comfort zones,…