Category Joy

Prayer for the Fearful Overthinker

Are you an overthinker?  Do you pick apart situations and conversations in loop fashion wishing you could have done something differently?  Do you play out multitudes of scenarios in your mind before facing a situation?  Do you get lost in your thoughts, straining to remain present in the moment, plagued by the past, devastated by […]

The Gift of Who You Are

You are a beautiful treasure! You are a precious gift! Those are words I write so very frequently as I work to live out my mission to encourage with love, passion, and enthusiasm. Sometimes I wonder if I use them too often, but then I look around at the world we live in.  The brokenness, […]

Light of the World

This morning I am sitting on my couch looking out my picture window onto a great frozen landscape.  There is a cold stillness in the air that would quickly bite my skin if I should step out onto our deck. It is the stillness prior to sunrise.  Because I live in a house with two […]

Christmas Prayer

Merry Christmas Dear Readers! I have been deeply longing to write to each of you.  To throw my words around you like a big Christmas hug from an old friend who has been missing you.  I wish I could give each of you a gift that would refresh your hearts and remind you how greatly […]

Clothed with Strength & Dignity

Does Proverbs 31 ever feel like an unreachable, unattainable standard? I struggle with the thought of even being able to achieve one of the verses in this segment of scripture entitled “The Wife of Noble Character”, let alone live up to the culmination of the full passage. Yet, this is a portion of scripture that […]