Book Review: One Thousand Gifts

“Do not disdain the small. The whole of life – even the hard – is made up of the minute parts, and if I miss the infinitesimals, I miss the whole … There is a way to live the big of giving thanks in all things.  It is this: to […]

The Journey back to Contentment

“Contentment doesn’t happen automatically. It takes an act of the will to decide to respond to life in a godly manner.” ~ Vonette Bright “A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.” ~ Proverbs 15:13 I have been living with a crushed spirit for the past […]

Experience the Collision!

Encouraging lives where the sacred and secular collide. That’s my desire for this place … As beautiful as Erin has made it, if all that happens here is looking at lovely design elements, I think she would agree, we’ve failed. The grand point is not to wear the garb, nor […]

Simple Counsel

Yesterday I did something I’ve never done before.  Seems strange now to think that it was a new experience for me.  It was, after all, something most of my peers did several years ago and something many of my younger friends do regularly now.  But for me … it was […]

What is your finish line?

A gold medal is a wonderful thing.  But if you’re not enough without it, you’ll never be enough with it. ~ Cool Runnings The writer of Hebrews admonishes us to “run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (12:1 NIV).  And so often I see people running … hard, […]

Last vestiges of summer

We are a mere nine days from the start of school this year.   I’m finding it increasingly difficult to believe my baby will be in 5th grade … the last year of elementary school is here.  Seriously?  Wasn’t I just bringing this home from the hospital? As these moments rush […]