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The Illusion of Happiness

  Much of what I write about the ten kiddos in my daycare shows their funny, imaginative, creative side. But they occasionally (ok, more than occasionally) show their ornery side as well. (Shocker, I know!) One day last week I was cleaning up the kitchen from the...

Heal the Wound, but leave the Scar

“Heal the wound, but leave the scar, a reminder of how merciful You are.” The first time I heard these words sung, they rubbed me the wrong way. Actually, it went deeper than mere annoyance. I didn’t like them at all. They cracked open the broken...

Trying to look like a real author on social media

Though I’ve always loved writing, it’s only in the last couple of years that I’ve begun to take steps to grow as a writer. One of those steps led me to attend the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference in Texas last year. I was thrilled to...

Seizing the Moment

  My Saturday was NOT going according to my carefully laid-out plans. (And I’m a “planning” kind of girl, as you know if you’ve been following me for awhile.) 🙂 I was hoping to get some housework done, organize all the paperwork for my...

Serving God with Empty Hands

  The story is told of an elderly widow who was eager to serve Christ, though she had little to offer. She prayed for direction, and realized she could use her skill as a pianist to bring blessing to others. She placed this small ad in the Oakland Tribune:...