Finding Life In The Fallow

Finding Life In The Fallow

I came close to murder. Blinded as I was by brown brittle branches, I didn’t see any signs of life. Thus, I reached for a shovel and gloves, ready to rip its lifeless form from the fallow ground. But when I pushed the mulch away to get a better grip, I noticed...

The Unexpected Gain of Giving Away

It was my dream for as long as I can remember, back when a girl imagined a Prince Charming and a palace full of children: I’d be the mom who baked homemade chocolate-chip cookies for her children every day after school. I knew my children would giggle with glee at the...
How to Show Respect to a Friend in Need

How to Show Respect to a Friend in Need

[guestpost]During my years of illness and recovery, one of the women who faithfully stepped into my life in practical and encouraging ways was Sarah Beckman. Sarah has walked through hardship and serious illness with a number of friends, and she has learned the secret...
How to Show Respect to a Friend in Need

The Incomparable Gift of Imperfect You

Her question interrupted a perfect evening with the face-slap of reality: “Why do you talk funny?” The blow nearly knocked me over, right there on the cold pavement of a downtown sidewalk. I blinked, stunned. She didn’t mean to offend, of course. She...
The One Resolution You Need More than All The Others

The One Resolution You Need More than All The Others

He bounced into the kitchen with a double dose of his usual enthusiasm and optimism. Good heavens. It was far too early for both. Guess what, Mom!  I couldn’t imagine. His head still sported some impressive bedhead. Seriously impressive. You decided to forego...
Platform, by Michael Hyatt (and why you should wait to buy it)

Platform, by Michael Hyatt (and why you should wait to buy it)

Do you have a message burning in your soul? A product that could change the world? A manuscript you want to sell? Keep reading. One of my great privileges is working with an incredible team of people. Not a day goes by that I don’t recognize how blessed I am to...