Do You Want God’s Best This Year?

I love a fresh slate. God’s Word tells us He is always creating something new in us. Therefore, we don’t really need a new year to know that each day is an opportunity to start afresh. But there is something about turning the calendar over to a brand new start that inspires us. Many of […]

How To Be Happy in 2017 – One Word

I’m typically too wordy to select one word for the new year. I have a list of words, words that form phrases, phrases that transform into sentences. I think of one word and immediately 4 more pop in my head. Even in explaining my crazy brain to you right now, I’m using an abundance of […]

8 favorite things & last minute gifts of 2016

My middle son says I’d make a great “commercialer”. It’s just that when I love something, I can’t help but tell people. I want them to experience the same excitement, blessing, or shortcut that I’ve discovered. Zachary will walk into a conversation when I’m sharing with a friend and immediately blush, shake his head, and […]

When We See Too Much of People

Last post I shared why I’m fasting from social media. As I pondered how different life feels right now, a verse popped into my head. Proverbs 25:17 KJV Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbor’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee. NLT Don’t visit your neighbors too often, or you will […]

Breaking My Phone Addiction and Experiencing Freedom

In October I wrote a post titled The Noise of Social Media and the Silence of God. I had reached my limit. I needed off and out of social media. I needed to hear the silence in my head again so I could hear the whispers of God. I desperately needed the break and hesitantly […]

My Complete Booklist of 2016 for Adults, Kids, and sometimes both

At the end of 2015 I realized I missed reading good books for no other reason than fun. I allowed busyness to be my excuse for not having time to read. Honestly, I couldn’t imagine how I could fit in pleasure reading. Something made me feel guilty about using any pockets of time for anything […]