Category: My Story

Switchbacks Lesson #1: Steadfast Endurance

In case you missed it: Here is the first post in this Series: Switchbacks: Let The Journey Begin Have you ever run on a treadmill? I heard that groan. Most people hate running on a treadmill because they feel like a hamster on a…

Switchbacks: Let the Journey Begin

“I feel like I’ve been here before…” No, I wasn’t having an episode of deja-vu, I was hiking switchbacks. It was spring break 2019, and my family and I (sans Camron who was at Iowa State) were in Arizona doing one of our very…

What Is Your Strategy?

On Friday I watched my undefeated Stillwater Ponies Varsity Wrestling Team battle their way to their third state tournament appearance in three years. Their first two duals weren’t even close, nor were they expected to be. Stillwater won both by a WIDE margin. However,…

My 15 Minutes: Let There Be Light (Genesis 1:1-2)

My 15 Minutes are my thoughts as I study God’s Word. This year one of my goals is to read through the entire Bible. As I move forward, I will share some of what God is teaching me in this experience Have you ever…

HELP! I’m Drowning

But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. (Matthew 14:30) Ever have one of those moments? Oh, today I’m there. No question. This verse is a pivotal moment in

Musings on 2018. “TRUST Me.” & Top 5 Blog Posts.

2018 is gone. With all it’s highs and lows. Blessings and challenges. Victories and disappointments. When you look back over the year, what do you see? What thoughts are running through your mind? Emotions coursing through your heart? What is your attitude about saying…

Tips On How To Keep A Prayer Journal

I haven’t always kept a prayer journal. In fact, this is a recent (like within the last year, recent) spiritual discipline I’ve determined to be more diligent about. I will share how He changed me through this discipline at the end. See, I used…

Waiting Well–Be Still

Being still is not my strong suit. Waiting and patience… …even less so. As I write this, I’m walking on my treadmill instead of sitting at my desk. I’ve learned the hard way, when I sit too long I get fidgety and bored and

Waiting Well–It’s Kind of Like Making Bread

  I was getting ready to make bread today and started to laugh. I know, a strange thing to do when getting ready to bake. I laughed because I realized making bread is a metaphor for my current season. Have you heard this statement?…

So How DO You Support a Writer, Anyway?

This post was originally a Facebook Live video, but I had several people ask me to post it so they could share it with their readers or print it off. I left it in outline format to make it easier to find subheadings. How…

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