Life is hectic. You can’t seem to get all the things done. Then your fellow committee member goes above and beyond to save the day. Your day. You are beyond grateful. How can you ever thank her? She says don’t mention it. You know she did it out of her love for Jesus. Love swells inside and you want to do something special for her. Maybe something that will always remind her of how appreciative you are for her selfless help that day …

I can guess your answer. That’s an easy one because we probably all have the same answer. We have all experienced Friendship PTSD (friendship post-traumatic stress disorder). We are all broken and wounded. Did a particular person come to mind when I asked that question? Maybe a specific time when you were hurt? Yeah, I did the same thing – until …

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it (and I hope you do!), is to send a blessing this week. I have this on my mind because I just put in the mail – regular snail mail, mind you – a …

Do I really want to read a book called “Fiercehearted?” I wonder what she means by fiercehearted? Hmmm. Honestly, I’m not sure I want to be fiercehearted – if it’s what I think it is. The overactive brain strikes again. And don’t forget, Lord, I already read the book “Anything” not too long ago. Surely I’ve hit my comfort-zone-stretching quota for the year, right? Well …

“It’s like watching paint dry,” my husband said and we all burst out laughing because at that moment, truer words had never been spoken! We had been waiting for Hurricane Irma to arrive for seven. whole. days. First it was not coming our way, then it was. Then it wasn’t, then it was again. Should we stay? Should we go? …

Once a quarter, I look forward to Emily P. Freeman’s “What We Learned” series.” I am fascinated with the premise not only because I like to learn (especially from the Bible – as you have probably figured out by now) but because it makes me sit back and take stock. So, I am joining in – life-long learning here we come! In no particular order, here are 7 amazing (and completely random) things I learned this summer…

It appears that some people have it all figured out. Maybe they were born with the personality to fearlessly get all the things done. Oh to juggle flaming torches without dropping a one! Something always seems to get dropped when I attempt that. Not a pretty picture. But …

Learning calligraphy seems to go in cycles. It comes back in fashion every 20 years or so, when everyone jumps on the bandwagon again. But it never totally goes out of style. Thank goodness. I was still a kid when I first learned calligraphy. I didn’t take a class. And there were no videos back then. No google. No You Tube. Not even a computer – gasp! So how in the world did I learn? …