Living in Faith, Scripture verses, What I've Learned Lately

Embrace the fact that you’re an encourager

I have always been a predominantly optimistic, glass-half-full kind of person. That’s not to say I don’t get discouraged or say negative things or sometimes play the “what if something terrible happens” game — because I do. Two important realizations related to this struck me a few weeks ago: I’m not just a person with… Continue reading Embrace the fact that you’re an encourager

Living in Faith, Scripture verses, What I've Learned Lately

Showing God to the world: 12 Bible verses to remember

When my employer directed us to begin working from home in March 2020, we had no idea how long it would last or what would happen along the way. There have been struggles and frustrations during this time at home and at work, but there have been lots of positive things, too. I have loved… Continue reading Showing God to the world: 12 Bible verses to remember

God sightings, Scripture verses, What I've Learned Lately

Stepping (or floating) away from the rest of the world

When was the last time you got away from the world for a while, just stepped away and enjoyed the peace and quiet without checking your phone every few minutes? My husband and I spent several hours Sunday afternoon doing something we haven’t done together in years: fishing. And when I say years, I mean… Continue reading Stepping (or floating) away from the rest of the world

Living in Faith, What I've Learned Lately, Writing life

Iron sharpening iron … in a writer’s contest world

Creativity takes courage. Henri Matisse was right about that. Whatever form it might take -- art, music, writing, design -- sharing the "baby" of your creative soul is scary and humbling and sometimes downright humiliating. I've experienced all three (and more) with my writing. Sharing what you've created is not for the faint of heart… Continue reading Iron sharpening iron … in a writer’s contest world