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Lessons Learned on the Softball Diamond

Besides the love of the game, it’s the comradery, learning to play with teammates, and a sense of purpose that make playing a sport so invaluable.

Celebrate in 2021

Here we are on the cusp of a new year. I feel like I’m standing on a precipice, shivering with anticipation, excitement, and a little

Uncomplicated

But Christmas reminds us that good news abounds! And it is for everyone.

My Top 10 Adult Fiction Books of 2020

There were a lot of great books to read this year! I’m so excited to share this list with you and I hope you’ll check

My Top 10 YA Books of 2020

It’s been a year obviously, but if there is a silver lining it’s all the extra reading time that a lockdown brings. Did you make

Try

What coping mechanisms do you use when trying something new? Do you dive right in or do you wait, think things through? Are you paralyzed

Pruning

I thought it was dead but I was wrong.  On the stalk where I’d cut a head of lettuce a few days before, new leaves

Heroes

Who is your hero? What qualities make them a hero? I wondered about that term – we wield it so casually in our world. The

Arise

Over the last few years there has been one message that has rung in my ears like church bells echoing on a Sunday morning across

Doubting Trust

Today’s headlines read from some action movie or sci-fi novel don’t they? Pandemic. That word used to cause the blood running through my veins to

My Top Ten Reads of 2019

I’m a little late posting this because work, Christmas, a birthday, sickness, and New Year’s Eve get-together, all conspired to keep me busy but it

The Prodigal

The mood is festive, people laughing and singing. The table is laden down with the best meats, cheeses and side dishes. There’s a chocolate fountain

Finding Our Way

As a child, getting lost in Woolco (not a typo, and yes it dates me horribly) or Sears was my worst nightmare. As a mom,

The Definition of Great

“You’re going to do great things for God.” Words, spoken as encouragement to many young leaders and Christians, seem harmless but in my experience, are

In the Spacious Place

After the decadence of December, I like the simpleness of January and February. The white snow, and blank calendar spaces soothe my soul because those

The Christmas Miracle of a Softened Heart

How’s your heart this Christmas? It’s the question that echoes through the “fields by night,” the draughty stable and living rooms filled with lights and

The Lesson My Son Taught Me

I wrote this a couple weeks back but didn’t have time to get back to it until now. Even though National Novel Writing Month is

Anatomy of Winning

It’s the last weekend in October, Halloween is just around the corner and then November One.  I’m not much of a Halloween person.  November One