The other day in my backyard I was wiping sweat out of my eyes, a filthy hand spade in one hand and muddy phone in the other, as I simultaneously weeded my garden and participated in a live computer program tutorial. Everything was just peachy until a dadgum bee decided my face resembled a chrysanthemum ...
Sizzling Summer Give-Away
It’s summer and look what’s Hot Hot HOT off the press! My brand new Too Blessed to be Stressed 2017 Planners have just exploded onto the scene and they’re cuter than ever! Want a Free one? Read on … These purse-perfect planners feature month-at-a-glance calendar pages + nice large individual day spaces + more of the inspirational ...
My friend Marianne was sweating out her options.
Her husband had died unexpectedly less than a year before, and finances were so tight, she wasn’t sure she’d be able to keep her home.
Marianne had always trusted God to take care of her, and He always had. But this time, things looked pretty grim.
Hard to Swallow
Last week while staying with friends at their beautiful Alabama lake house, I felt my way in the 5 a.m. darkness onto their dock to try to snag a picture of the sunrise.
I’d already missed it that week. Twice. I wasn’t about to miss it again.
So I got out there early, granola bar in hand, camera ready, and waited. Patiently at first. Then … not so much.
Surprise, Deb. The summer sunrise isn’t until 5:48. Aargh.
Climbing Chimney Rock
I’d heard of it all my life – North Carolina’s Chimney Rock – but never had the opportunity to go there. Until last week. What an amazing experience! Climbing 26 stories of oh-so-steep stairs was actually worth it (although I wouldn’t admit that while doing it!) to soak in the 1,200 foot high view of ...
Eddie, one of my favorite girlfriend-senseis (hey, didn’t you see Karate Kid?) said something recently that stopped me in my tracks. It happened at our women’s Bible Study, a close-knit group of 6 longtime heart-buddies plowing through this life in Christ thing together. We’d been discussing the downright density of the Israelites after Yahweh had ...
Hard Doesn’t Mean Impossible
Something very interesting caught my eye the other day while I was enjoying a little He & Me time with Papa God.
I was reading the story of the rich, young ruler in Mark 10:21 and noticed something not included in the other two gospels that contain this account of the well-to-do young man who did all the right things – kept the ten commandments, loved his neighbors, probably even flossed daily.
Mother’s Day Giveaway Winners!
I’m thrilled to announce the winners of my Mother’s Day Give-away. If your name was drawn, be sure to contact me ASAP in order to receive your prize before Mother’s Day (can’t send it without your address!). First of all, I’m delighted to share the names of the 5 winners of their choice of my ...
On our little hike, we just needed to get from Point A to Point B. No-brainer, right? The best route is a straight line, right?
Not when you’re with a 4-year-old.
Having magnanimously bestowed upon my grandbuddy Blaine the title of Fearless Leader, I was obliged to follow in his footsteps wherever they may lead.
I received a note last week from an aspiring writer who felt as if she was climbing the same set of stairs over and over again. She’d worked hard to complete a manuscript, only to have an editor (whom she herself had hired) recommend she rewrite the whole confounded thing. Six months later when she ...