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

DILIGENT. My 2019 WORD

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

Christmas, Journey To Bethlehem

Journey to Bethlehem: O Come All Ye Faithful

And so it begins. Do you feel like Christmas has snuck up on us? I sure do. I’m having a hard time believing we start December in just a few days. Thanksgiving was just last week as it seems like it was yesterday. Even as I look at my office right now, I see gifts… Continue reading Journey to Bethlehem: O Come All Ye Faithful

Goals

Goal Setting Part 2: Declaring Your End Point and Needed Resources

Determining what you’re going to need to conquer your goals is a critical and often missed step in goal setting.Okay, so it’s a critical step I missed. Often. But I discovered something amazing…when I spent a little time determining what I needed or was missing to reach my goals, I was much, much more successful.… Continue reading Goal Setting Part 2: Declaring Your End Point and Needed Resources

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, Trusting God, Waiting Well

Waiting Well–When the Answer Comes

It was Halloween. I was at my chiropractor’s office and my phone vibrated, signaling an email delivery to my author account. It was an email from Kathleen Kerr from Harvest House Publishers… After a long time of Waiting Well, my answer arrived… My stomach was in knots. The back of my neck was hot and… Continue reading Waiting Well–When the Answer Comes