We are surrounded by people who need things, gifts. Not earrings or books or candles, but instead, gifts of us. The person who sees their need and acts.
Hi, could you please call me back? I am helping a friend research her family history and I think you are connected. A few months ago, my sister R and I got a confusing message. A super sweet lady was helping her friend find her birth family. I have to admit, I was… Read More
One common challenge is the frustration in finding true friends. Authentic relationships. My friend Ally knows that it takes a bit of effort to create that circle. But it is so attainable! She has graciously hopped over to share some AWESOME and practical wisdom for finding meaningful community! I just know you’ll love this post…… Read More
A few minutes late to a conference session, I had a perfectly orchestrated God-encounter with a new friend sitting in a lobby. There was an instant connection as we shared dreams and smiles. You will love meeting her today too, as Rebecca from She’s Building Her House, shares ideas on building new community. I… Read More
when you are crushed about the new president: ideas on supporting the candidate you didn’t choose I want to be quiet. To rest. The political noise has hurt my senses.
I want to make a difference; for my life to matter. You understand that for you probably want the same thing. The Apostle Paul urges us in Ephesians 4 — I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run!—on the road God called you to travel. We are all walking down the road. It makes… Read More
Growing up, having a BBQ was so common, so part of our extended family dynamic, I assumed my life would always be full of them. Summer is a celebratory time, but for me, a few days bring about an emotional struggle. The hot months are bookended by holiday weekends. BBQ weekends. To my husband and… Read More
“I could do something to help or I could call it someone else’s problem”– Asher Collie, Sole Hope My children have several pairs of shoes in their closet. Jeans sit crumpled on their floor and hanging in their closet. There hasn’t been a day in their lives, even in our leanest years,… Read More
Traveling Towards Hospitality At Allume This past week I traveled to South Carolina to attend Allume. It wasn’t what I expected. Being a blogging conference, I’d anticipated there being lots of workshops specific to, well, blogging. It has taken several days to begin to process what it was really about for me. A bit of… Read More
My sister came to visit me once in Oregon. We had a good laugh when she commented that my town was like a movie set. Most houses had beautiful flowers, the grass was green and plenty of people were utilizing the numerous trails. In fact, the oddest thing she noted was the neighbors being,… Read More