One encouraging thought for today

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” Augustine This morning I listened to a professor from Oxford ask the question, “Can anything new be written about Jesus?” He didn’t wait for a reply, presumably because there could be none, but I wanted to shout across the Atlantic. “Well, yes, […]

Will This Be Your Year of Wonders?

As I read the incredible article below, I couldn’t help but reflect on a scripture that’s been on my mind all week: “Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of Jesus.” Acts 4 May it be. And now, enjoy this amazing article from Kerry McDonald at the Foundation […]

Meditation-To-Go Basket

Ready to create your own Meditation-To-Go basket? Now more than ever, we need to seize every chance we have to recharge our emotional batteries. But if your living situation has gotten complicated by the current crisis, having a meditation basket that you can grab and take anywhere is a big help. Here’s how I made […]

Staying Productive

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9 Novels for Kids Who Feel Like Outsiders

The Last Monster    by Ginger Garrett When thirteen-year-old Sofia discovers that she is the Guardian to ancient monsters that still roam the earth, unseen and unloved, she faces the ultimate choice. Will she find the courage to love the very ones that the world would like to forget? And can these forgotten creatures of legend […]

Time to Celebrate!

This announcement just ran in Publishers Weekly: “Amy Fitzgerald at Lerner/Carolrhoda has bought Ginger Garrett’s middle-grade novel Name Tags and Other Terrible Ideas (Most of Them Mine). When sixth grader Lizbeth finds her plans to get rid of her father’s new girlfriend and make friends at her new school derailed, an art project prompts her […]

Lessons from a Thrift Store Pearl

I am a woman obsessed with pearls. Delicate and hypnotic, I love to watch the way each one catches the light, reflecting a soft, ethereal glow. Here are the top three reasons why everyone should be obsessed with pearls. First, they symbolize the secrets of the heart: hidden wisdom, the discovery of heaven-on-earth, and tears […]

Snowdrift the Pyrenees Subdues Her Nemesis

Snowdrift is a Great Pyrenees mix that my wonderful vet helped us save from the dreaded disease parvo. Snowy stared down death at a young age, so she has a stoic personality. We adopted Watson the black and tan bloodhound mix, and it would be incorrect to say he has a personality. No, he IS […]

When You Journey to Bethlehem

“Christmas is really for children, isn’t it?” The casual remark made by a friend wounded me deeply. I had recently miscarried and was told I would never be able to carry a child to term. All month I had struggled to survive emotionally, bombarded hourly with toy advertisements and commercials featuring adorable kids sneaking downstairs […]

The Best Christmas Is Yet to Come!

Several years ago, my parents sold their home in Texas to be closer to their grandchildren. The first Christmas with the family together was glorious; we ate, played, and shopped nearly every day. One afternoon, I picked up my five-year-old daughter Elise after a fun day with Grandpa and Grandma. I noticed she was looking […]