Bikini Blues

I am back from California where I had a fantastic time road tripping with Fashionista Daughter. Due to Covid closings, we spent the majority of our time on the beach or poolside. It only took minutes for me to realize that my body is not what it used to be. I have never seen so … More Bikini Blues

The Right Stuff

Joshua is one of my all-time favorite people in the Bible. He was brave, bold and undaunted. Joshua was a visionary. I’ve already scheduled a coffee date with Joshua in Heaven. I’m looking forward to hearing about all of his adventures. Joshua is famous for says “As for me and my house, we will serve … More The Right Stuff

Running Free

…and Ollie teaches us yet another lesson. Let’s start with a fact. Ollie does not like to walk on a leash. He is simply too anxious to get where he’s going. He also wants to chase squirrels, bunnies, foxes, leaves – you name it. I’ve tried all sorts of training collars, treats and even losing … More Running Free


Does the world seem louder to you? It seems so noisy to me. There’s Covid, protests, unrest not to even mention my own personal struggles. I just want to tell everyone to be quiet for a minute and reset. There’s a story in the Bible about a man named Elijah who was in despair and … More Shhhhhhh

Plum Surprised

Has anyone else noticed that our “shelter in place” status caused food to be a source of entertainment? We played a lot of cards but we’ve made A LOT of food – and it’s not like it just sits there on the counter looking pretty – eating has become entertainment. We had fun experimenting and … More Plum Surprised

The Unfolding

Are you like me…you’re always thinking about what you need to do next? I’m almost always planning something in my mind, whether it be ministry opportunities or meals for the week. I feel an obligation to be productive. I’m in a place in my life where I’m trying to figure out what’s next…where am I … More The Unfolding


I am so enjoying my new dog, Ollie. We’ve been working together on his training and for the most part, he’s doing great. I have full confidence that in time, he will be everything I want Him to be. However for now, every day is different. The biggest frustration I have with him is that … More SQUIRREL

Packets of Love

I ran across an interesting concept the other day. A student who came from a very unconventional family of 17 children made a comment that the reason she was so well balanced is that she learned to accept love even when it didn’t come in the expected packages. And when it came, no matter how … More Packets of Love