Gen Z, Jesus in Everyday Life, Loving Others, Mentor, Mothers, Mothers and Others, My Story, Surrender to Jesus

Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day!–Passing the Torch of our Spiritual Heritage

~ A Little Background ~ On the night of July 19, 64 AD, a year or two before Paul penned this letter from the cold, overcrowded, unsanitary dungeon of a Roman prison, Nero torched Rome. (Presumably to circumvent the Senate's restrictions to clear space for an extensive new palace.) For six day the fire raged,… Continue reading Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day!–Passing the Torch of our Spiritual Heritage

Follow Friday, Guest Post

Follow Friday: Jeanne Doyon

As I shared with you in Unmasked, there are many things I stopped doing in my state of depression and overwhelm. One of those was Follow Friday. And for this, I am so sorry. This is one of those things I have really enjoyed! I have met so many amazing fellow writers/speakers/teachers, and it's thrilled… Continue reading Follow Friday: Jeanne Doyon

My Story, Prayer, This Week's Memory Verse

Verse of the Week: Colossians 4:2

I let my prayer life become stagnant over the winter. I prayed. I cried. I prayed some more. But there was no substance to it. No…what’s the word?? Power! Prayer is our life-blood. Our heartbeat. Our connection to God. Our opportunity to praise Him. Confess our sins. Ask for forgiveness. Tell Him what’s on our… Continue reading Verse of the Week: Colossians 4:2

My 15 Minutes, My Story

Unmasked: My 10 Mistakes (1-5)

  I wasn’t which category to put this post in: “Life” or “My 15 Minutes.” True, it’s linked to my quiet time but it’s equally linked to my prayer journal and life where the first post, Unmasked, in this duo trio started. So I guess it’s both. Like Unmasked, this post is unfiltered, raw, and… Continue reading Unmasked: My 10 Mistakes (1-5)

Depression, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

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 favorite activities…exploring new territories. After months of frigid temperatures, feet upon… Continue reading Switchbacks: Let the Journey Begin

Jesus in Everyday Life, My 15 Minutes

My 15 Minutes: Genesis 3:1, The Seeds of Discontentment

Discontentment is carbon monoxide to our soul. It’s a silent killer that’s odorless, tasteless, and invisible. It slips in unnoticed, robs us of joy and traps us in a prison of self-absorption and pride. It causes us to focus on what isn’t instead of being grateful for the blessings that are. Merriam-Webster defines discontent as:… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Genesis 3:1, The Seeds of Discontentment

Follow Friday, Guest Post

Follow Friday: Gail Sattler

Gail Sattler lives in Vancouver BC Canada, where you don't have to shovel rain. When she's not madly writing (Gail Sattler has over 40 published novels and novellas, plus a few works of non-fiction) she plays bass for an Elton John tribute band as well as a community jazz band, plus she plays piano for… Continue reading Follow Friday: Gail Sattler

Follow Friday, Guest Post

Follow Friday!! Michelle Bengtson

Michelle and I met through Facebook and have become prayer partners. She is an amazing woman of integrity and joy who practices what she preaches, even as she battles cancer. She knows what it is for Satan to steal your joy and to get it back again through the strength and power of the hope… Continue reading Follow Friday!! Michelle Bengtson

Diligent, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, Trusting God


Up until this past year, I haven’t jumped on the bandwagon of praying for a WORD for the year. Partly because I didn’t want to be sucked into a new fad but mostly because I didn’t see the point. I mean, what good can one WORD do? Then last August, my friend, Julie Holmquist, challenged… Continue reading DILIGENT. My 2019 WORD

Bible Study Tips, Goals, Prayer

Goal Setting Part 4: Revamping our Spiritual Life

Watch the Facebook Live video for this post, here Goal setting in your spiritual life? It’s a strange concept, isn’t it? Maybe not. If anything, we’re wise to be mindful of our relationship with God and seek ways to improve it. Because let’s face it, if we’re estranged from God, it's us who moved away…not… Continue reading Goal Setting Part 4: Revamping our Spiritual Life