Before & After: The Amazing Power of Our Transforming God

I love transformations. Before and after pics get me excited. Makeup, hair, gardening, home improvement-you name it! I love seeing anything go from outdated or just plain messed up to new and improved. While current hairdos and updated kitchens are great, I like transformations in people the best. Why? because I’m one of them. Keep … Read more

‘Tis the Season to Slow Down

It’s December and that means mall shopping, cookie baking, gift-wrapping, family photo shoots, and tree decorating time! While this season can bring so much joy it can bring stress and a whole lot of headaches too. If you’re like me, you tend to rush through the coming days so you can accomplish all the things … Read more

Misplaced Priorities, Skewed Perspective, and Eternity Amnesia

I’ve been thinking about my dad a lot lately. Although I miss him like crazy I know, if given the chance to come back “here” he’d refuse the offer. He’s in the presence of the King and nothing tops that! As I write this my siblings and I are celebrating the four-year anniversary of my … Read more

He is the Potter and We are the Clay

I’m not a fan of winter. Except for the beauty of the occasional snowfall, I find winter to be drab, colorless and, quite frankly, too long. This past November, I added a little outdoor color inside while I “suffered” until spring. Thanks to Pinterest, I found some ideas to spruce up my house with containers … Read more

Turn Your Face Toward the Sun: How to Survive the Storms in Life

I’ve been fixated on the sun lately. Probably because spring has finally sprung and I’m seeing a lot more of that beautiful glowing sphere in the sky! While most of us have been going about our busy lives these past months the earth has been actively tilting toward the sun. Yay! All thanks to the … Read more

Wabi-Sabi: Finding Beauty in Imperfection

The other day the topic of struggling with our imperfections came up in conversation. My friends and I volleyed back and forth the things we’ve wrestled with over the years regarding our flaws. Disorganization, lack of punctuality, the tendency to be moody, impulsiveness, control-freak behavior, overspending tendencies, and highly emotional outbursts were a few that … Read more

Less Busywork, More Contribution

This year I’m “snowbirding” in Florida. It was either work from my home office in Missouri and be a part of the “cold-warm-snowy-warm again-icy-warm-again” rollercoaster weather we have in the midwest or sit in my makeshift office on our back deck in Florida and do my work from there. Hmmm….stare out my office window at … Read more

Body Image: Seeing Your Body as Beautiful

I thought I had conquered the Negative Body Image Beast once and for all and then lo and behold a few weeks ago she reared her ugly head. I know her well. She plagued me for years as I struggled with an eating disorder in my late teens and early 30’. You probably know her … Read more

What Not to Wear

On a recent cold and dreary Sunday, I was mindlessly channel surfing when I came across reruns of “What Not to Wear” on TV. Remember that show? The one where Stacy London and Clinton Kelly helped seemingly hopeless dressers learn a thing or two about fashion and begin stepping up their wardrobe game. I used … Read more