Here’s the deal. I write non-fiction. For those of you who slept through Language Arts, or are accountants, that means I write about things based on facts, real events, and real people. Fiction writers, on the other hand, write about things that are imagined, though they may be portrayed in such a way they feelContinue reading “5 Outsider Observations about the 2016 ACFW Conference”
Category Archives: Faith
Nothing to Lose.
I’ll never forget what she said. She stood behind the simple podium telling a room full of young moms the heartbreaking story of her infant daughter’s death. My throat felt tight and many eyes twinkled with tears as she told our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group the details of her unimaginable loss. But it was oneContinue reading “Nothing to Lose.”
That’s Gonna Leave A Mark
We sat in a circle with Bibles open on our laps and scribbled words on our papers. We’ve been studying the life of Moses and today we discussed that crazy day when Joshua was called to fight the Amalekites and Moses stood on top of a mountain all day holding his staff up in theContinue reading “That’s Gonna Leave A Mark”
My Father’s Face
It was dark. Our camping trip was well underway and I was snuggled in my sleeping bag with heavy eyes. Granted we’d only gone as far as the backyard, but sleeping in a tent all night was a pretty big deal to my little Kindergarten self. I tried to stop my brain from having soContinue reading “My Father’s Face”
Jeremiah 29:11- The Rest of the Story
Perched on the top bunk of my third story dorm room I had a good view of my fellow college students on the sidewalk below. I watched them pass as if staring at the second hand of a clock, absentmindedly watching the rhythm of the afternoon. I adjusted the pillow behind my back and leanedContinue reading “Jeremiah 29:11- The Rest of the Story”
The Christian Comparison Game: 3 Ideas About How We Can Stop Playing It
Part 2 of 2 In This Series About The Christian Comparison Game In Part 1 of this 2 part blog series, we talked about WHY we should stop comparing our acts of “Christian service” to what we percieve other believers to be doing for the Kingdom. You can read Part 1 here. The three main reasonsContinue reading “The Christian Comparison Game: 3 Ideas About How We Can Stop Playing It”
The Christian Comparison Game: 3 Reasons Why We Should Stop Playing It
Part 1 of a 2 Part Series about the Christian Comparison Game The comparison game. Ugh. We all do it, even those of us who know better. Women compare themselves to other women in so many ways. Why can’t I keep my house as clean as she does? My pile over there has been growingContinue reading “The Christian Comparison Game: 3 Reasons Why We Should Stop Playing It”
A Little Help Here?
I dug my heals into the ground and gripped the sides of the piano until my knuckles were white and my face was red. I pulled and then twisted and squirmed until the beast of an instrument finally budged a few inches. I was going to move this thing across the room in order toContinue reading “A Little Help Here?”
My Father’s Face
Well, it’s Friday again. This is my fourth week trying Five Minute Friday. This is where a group of bloggers (Anyone, really! Thanks, Internet!) can log on here and get a one-word prompt to write about for five minutes. After you write, you link up with the other people who have done the same. It’sContinue reading “My Father’s Face”
That’s Gonna Leave A Mark.
I’m giving Five Minute Friday a try again. I find it fun, challenging, and I just drank coffee too late in the evening so I’m wide awake and why not! 🙂 Five Minute Friday is where a group of bloggers are given a one-word prompt and then they write about that topic for five minutesContinue reading “That’s Gonna Leave A Mark.”