Celebrating the Big and Little Wins (Plus a Giveaway)

Celebrating the Big and Little Wins (Plus a Giveaway)

Some days are meant for throwing a party and celebrating little wins. Today is one of them. It’s been a long year so far with many ups and downs…and my goal list for the year only has a couple things checked off. But if you’ve spent any time around me and my blog, you’ve probably picked up that I’m a natural optimist. It’s going to be okay and I’ve got hope that the tiny steps

Thy Word Have I Hid…Just Not Exactly

Thy Word Have I Hid…Just Not Exactly

Once upon a time, I excelled at Bible “sword drill” and Scripture memory challenges. As a pastor’s kid and general all-around overachiever, I could fan the pages of my well-read Bible and start reading a certain passage faster than most. And if there was a verse to be learned by next week, I had it memorized by sundown. After all, as the Psalmist wrote, “Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin

Christmas Came Early This Year

Christmas Came Early This Year

Every year, I find myself struggling to get my to-do list accomplished so I can finally sit down, relax, and enjoy the season. In the scramble to finish this year’s projects and brave the stores for those remaining perfect gift ideas, it’s sometimes hard to remember the blessings. But Christmas came early for me this year and I’m excited to share the highlights. (In other good news, my house is already decorated, the traditional cheese

Crossing the Finish Line

Crossing the Finish Line

  Turtle power really works. In case you’re wondering, about four weeks ago, I blogged about being behind on word count and waiting for time to sprint and romp happily through the last half of a story when such time was hard to come by. Turtle power became my way to reach the dream of crossing the finish line. So even though it was summer time and I could sleep in or start my day