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If You’re Stressed About The Election: God’s 5 Powerful Promises To Encourage You

By On October 31, 2016

Are you stressed by the presidential election?  With Election Day approaching next week, there is no other way to put it. The presidential election is stressful. And everyone is affected. Earlier this month, the… Read More


Get Some Sunlight and Vitamins For Your Soul Today

By On September 30, 2016

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting . . . Welcome it and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.” ~ Ralph… Read More

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4 Ways To Let Grace In Instead of Guilt

By On May 10, 2016

“Real freedom is freedom from the opinion of others. Above all, freedom from your own opinions about yourself.” ~ Brennan Manning I had never written a book before. So, every day when I… Read More


One Word Advent. Wander and Write with Me

By On November 30, 2015

(my images are goodies for you to share and pin. soul goodness among kindreds) I woke up with a spontaneous idea and I want you to do this with me. #OneWordAdvent. #OneWordAdvent is… Read More


Just For You: A Thanksgiving Letter

By On November 26, 2015

(my images are goodies for you to share and pin. soul goodness among kindreds) Dear Friends, I finished setting the table and there’s a break before I need to start putting the turkey… Read More

Joy may feel risky but joy is God-centered.

Is Your Joy Safe? 3 Misconceptions about Joy

By On July 30, 2015

We all long to experience joy. Do we opt for safe joy when Jesus offers full joy? When I was a little girl, I didn’t wear that many dresses. On the occasions… Read More


9 Ways to Rekindle the Soul of Your Family

By On September 4, 2014

School has started and parents have been deployed into the battlefield of life. Like the gunshot fired at the start of a runner’s sprint, after-school fall activities have begun: soccer practice, music… Read More


What I’m Breaking Up In Order To Open My Heart

By On November 4, 2013

“You are a mighty river.  A reservoir for the thirsty soul.  My God… the only one who makes me whole.” Jeremiah Jones I wish he was right here. Right now. I wish… Read More


Becoming Real: No More Hiding *Special MOPS Giveaway*

By On September 20, 2013

I told her I don’t know if she’d be interested. It wasn’t even 24 hours since I turned in the manuscript for my book. It felt surreal, getting an email from someone… Read More


It’s Happening! The Book I Could Not Write Has Been Written

By On September 19, 2013

Three weeks ago, I did it. I turned it in. I completed the 55,000 words for my manuscript. I sent my book to the publisher. I didn’t dare tell you about it… Read More


When It’s Time To Leave: Learning To Choose

By On September 16, 2013

She is beautiful, cute and young. She is going to wash my hair. And later, she will blow it dry, make it smooth and long, so that it curls just slightly at… Read More

New Clothes For School: A Mommy’s Prayer

By On August 19, 2013

My friend Babette is from Holland. She didn’t understand why her American mommy friends were getting their knickers in a twist last week. I had brought over some strawberry pastries for us… Read More

Because some days you need a double shot of faith