in the middle of growth

In the Middle of Growth

Is it possible to see growth?  I truly believe it is even if that growth is shadowed by difficult circumstances.  I always know when I am growing in the ministry …

mine your gemstones

Mine your gemstones

A few weeks ago I took my oldest son to a homeschool convention. One of the vendors had a “mine your gemstones” station. As a science buff who loves to …

built to live

Built to Live

The last few months I’ve been participating in a monthly luncheon provided by my employer.  It is a community initiative for women designed to engage and encourage each other towards …

thriving in the transition

Thriving in the “Transition”

It isn’t often you hear the word “transition” used in a positive light. The connotation is almost always negative. I have been thinking a lot recently about our most recent …

“Having” to love others

Love. A word that evokes many meanings and memories. Romantic love. Girlfriend love. Maternal love. Paternal love. Baby love! The Bible uses this word 686 times (depending on the version …

truth

A Truth To Hold On To

I’ve always been one to make a list every January 1st about all the things I’m going to accomplish in the new year. I would then promptly lose the list, …