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Celebrate a Birthday With Hammers and Glue

Have you volunteered lately? Last week for my daughter Annie’s birthday, we spent time as a family volunteering with the Salvation Army at the White Shield Center, a young women’s home in…

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God Was At the Nail Salon

Met anyone new lately? Last week I was reminded again that God is working in every area of our lives, even at the nail salon.  He is opening doors, all we need…

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Love From Afar, Part II

Big decisions to make? The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he (or she!) may stumble he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him…

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Love From Afar, Part I

How do you maintain (and build!) a marriage from different states? My husband Chris and I are currently what you might consider “geographically challenged.” Chris works in Tacoma, Washington.  I work primarily…

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Some Practical Thoughts on Professional Success.

Want to distinguish yourself at work? Good! Just because “work” isn’t the very highest priority of us Christian professionals doesn’t mean that we aren’t called to do it well.  God calls us…

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Unexpected Refreshment for the Soul

Running on empty? God knows exactly what you need even when you don’t.  He will replenish your soul, sometimes when you least expect it! I’ve had a pretty packed schedule over the…

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A 6,000 Mile Bump in the Road

Life is not a smooth ride, what do you do when you hit a bump? My friend Linda and her family are going through a “bump” right now.  Her military husband was…

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A Speech, a 'Lost Boy,' and a Center for Hope

Are you listening for God's direction? God’s plans are unbelievably vast.  If you open your heart to his direction he will LEAD YOU to where HE CAN USE YOU and YOUR GIFTS…

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A Romantic Hit and Run

What do you do when a guy is hitting on you?  What about when a polite hints don't work? I’ll start by stating my age, 52.  Even old ladies get hit on. …

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Call Me "Coordination Challenged"

Are you a klutz like me? It is amazing how God seems to be in the middle of everything . . . even broken fingers. When I was in Grand Rapids in…

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Don't Go It Alone

Are we having fun yet? The life of a Christian working woman can be chaotic, frustrating, confusing and terribly isolating.  Or it can be joyful, exciting, and utterly fulfilling.  For many, it…

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