One Thousand Gifts

Last November at the Women of Faith Conference in Kansas City I worked as a volunteer and I was able to hear Ann Voskamp speak. I have to admit that before I went to the conference and heard her speak I had not heard of her and her book One Thousand Gifts. But after listening to her […]

Living Art

Have you ever thought of yourself as an artist? Or your life as art? I hadn’t. I would see other people’s lives and see the art in their life, but I never saw the art in my own life. Well, thanks to the (in)courage Bloom book club and their sponsored book program, I am beginning […]

The Woman I Want to Be

I love quotes. It is fun to search for quotes. And I have more than one Pinterest board filled with quotes that mean something to me or that spoke to me at a time I needed it. This quote has been speaking to me for the past year or so because it is true of […]

Hello! My Name is…

One of my current favorite songs is “Hello, My Name Is” by Matthew West. I enjoy listening to this song because it reminds me of who I am in Christ, who I was, and who I am becoming. Who I was:   Regret Low self-esteem Anger Bitterness Jealousy Defeat Hatred Victim Envy Nobody Invisible Ugly […]


One of the things that I have always struggled with is my self-esteem. As a child I was usually the last one chosen for teams at school. In junior high, I was the one who sat over at a desk alone when everyone else was sitting in groups. In high school, I was the loner […]