What's Saving My Life Right Now...

What is saving my life right now?

What a loaded question!
We’re now entering Year Two of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Although the vaccine is bringing lots of hope, so much of 2021 is still unknown. For those of us in…


Goal Setting in the Unknown

Each year, I dedicate a full month to dreaming and crafting my goals for the year. 

Last January was no exception. I put my imagination in full swing,
and planned out a year of touring, music-making, healthy habits, and celebrations. 


2020 Book List - Part Deux!

 Reading seemed to take on one of two roles in people's lives this year. 


#1. They couldn't concentrate and, therefore, couldn't finish a single book.


#2. It was the source of all life and peace and, therefore, they…


Book Review: Home Made Lovely, by Shannon Acheson

I love reviewing books, but as a Christian book reviewer (reviewer of Christian books?? Both apply....) I never thought I'd get this rare treat:

I'm reviewing a decorating book!

I loooove decorating! It's a passionate hobby of mine…


Book Review: Set The Stars Alight, by Amanda Dykes

You know when you get to the end of a book, and you know it's ending perfectly, and yet you still wish it could go on for another 100 pages?
That's how I felt at the end of  Set The

Book Review: Stay, by Anjuli Paschall

This summer, I made a terrible discovery:

I couldn't read nonfiction!!

My pandemic-lockdown-coronovirus stressed brain just couldn't handle it. I was devouring fiction like bonbons, but non-fiction just wouldn't stick. 

I know I'm not alone in this. Normal things becoming…


15 Years of Yes

15 years ago today, I said Yes.

Quite frankly, I never even wanted to be asked the question.  For years, I’d pushed back, given into resistance.
My Dad was the minister. I saw the tolls of church life, the stresses…

Not Seeking Normal

“I can’t wait for things to return to Normal.”
We’ve all said it.  In some moment of frustration, in the last few months,  as the world has turned upside-down, we’ve all said it.
“I just need things to be Normal.”

2020 Mid-Year Book List!

Wow, this has become an epic year for reading!
As you know, for the last few years, I've given myself a goal of reading 2 books a month.
Each year, I celebrate this goal by publishing my reading list.