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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 Portland, Oregon ( ).  All of the family members in Portland, plus a few friends, spent… Read More

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 with His hand. (Psalm 37:23-24). My husband Chris and I have faced a lot of “big”… Read More

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 in Dallas, Texas and Portland, Oregon, and do consulting work that takes me all over.  We… Read More

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 just notified that he would be receiving a 2-year posting in South Korea (his 3rd overseas… Read More

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 to HELP OTHERS. On February 2nd, I was asked to be the warm-up act at a… Read More

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.  Even old, very married ladies. So what do you do? Two weekends ago was my daughter,… Read More

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 falls somewhere in between. The good news is this: God has equipped you perfectly for everything… Read More