Taking off the mask.
Putting down the measuring stick.
Sharing my journey to putting God first in everything.
LESS PERFECTION. MORE AUTHENTICITY.
Ever heard the saying, "You have an enemy and it's not your spouse"? If you have, then you know that you could replace the word 'spouse' with 'child', 'mother-in-law', 'boss' or any other person you're in a relationship with. Yes. The enemy it's referring to is the...read more
Housekeeping is not for the Crazy Days Between Christmas and New Years. Piles of stuff crowd the dining room table, so I've decided to sit on the couch to write. I shoved a half empty 'book' of Lifesavers, a stack of new movies and two chocolate letters aside to make...read more
There will be millions of gifts under Christmas trees this weekend. Some are being opened as I write this. Some will be torn into with relish in the morning. Still more will wait until someone comes back from their Dad's home to yours. That's how things roll at our...read more
A Story "Give Peace a Chance." "Just Do It." "Keep Calm and Carry On." These are good slogans. "I Just Don't Feel Good." As slogans go, it's pretty lame, but there are days, like this one, where it really fits. Like something is wrong but I don't quite have words for...read more
UpGradual Book Review: There couldn't be a better time than Christmas in North America for a Bible study called Refocused. Oh, the irony! Somehow, the season that's meant to celebrate the birth of Jesus has become an intense, draining time of to-do lists and worldly...read more
When I first heard of celebrating Advent I was intimately familiar with the calendars, but not the season. I had to look it up. Entre Pinterest. (I love Pinterest. I can't blame any of my misperceptions on them.) It was around December 1 a few years ago and the array...read more