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A Sliver of Sunshine

I am a big believer in being thankful, expressing gratitude, and looking for the blessings all around us, big and small. It has been my Facebook tradition for more than two years now to make a daily post of some of the things that I am thankful for or make my heart happy. 217 more words


WORTHY THOUGHT: Count Your Blessings

It is impossible to be thankful and at the same time be grumpy.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 82 more words


Who Can Take a Pic at a Time Like This?

Because I work with middle and high school students, there are frequent opportunities to sow seeds in these young lives. A trusted volunteer in our youth ministry advised me a long time ago to keep this perspective: I am a seed planter. 539 more words


April 18, 2017



We’re all just poor, passing photographs

Snapshots and misshapen mishaps

Formed by laughs and relapse

Printed in aberrated facts

Torn and tapered edges… 77 more words


That Time Looking Back Was Worth the Glance

I’ve always had a smidge of sympathy for Lot’s wife. I know, I know. If God tells you to go,  you go and don’t wonder at what you’re leaving behind. 474 more words


One Scary Sunday Afternoon ... and One Good Gift

I certainly didn’t wake up a week ago, thinking, What if I die today?

I drank coffee with my writer-soul sisters and talked about a new book idea with my editor and mentor. 585 more words


The Ultimate Longing 

“For all my wanting, I don’t have anyone but You in heaven. There is nothing on earth that I desire other than You. I admit how broken I am in body and spirit, but God is my strength, and He will be mine forever” ( 269 more words