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? …

Something about summer makes me want to read fiction. Even if I don’t have a beach trip planned {sigh}. Every other season of the year I tend to prefer non-fiction. But summer … well, it just calls for fiction. This year I picked up Beth Moore’s novel, The Undoing of Saint Silvanus. The title did not entice me at all, but I was curious about her very first fiction …

Who knew? I went to look up a few Bible study method acronyms, and lo and behold, I found a gazillion! Well, of course I’m exaggerating. It just felt like a gazillion when I was looking up each and every one! I actually found 21 – which is about 4 times more than I was expecting. So, I have listed them all (with their websites) here.

I gotta tell ya. Celebrating the 4th of July right after returning from a week in Cuba is something. The irony of God’s timing of these two events is not lost on me. Experiencing the country firsthand gave me a whole new appreciation for my freedom…

I am honored and excited to be an influencer this week for Holley Gerth’s new book! First of all – how cool is that? But my pastor often says we are all leaders and influencers of someone. That is so true. So don’t be all impressed with my new title! Ha. Ok, let me fill you in on …

I’ve had this book on my shelf for a really long time – so long that I couldn’t even tell you how long. So long that they’ve even updated the cover! It’s one of those books you’re not sure you want to read. You’re curious, but you have trepidation. It’s called Anything. Need I say more? Yes, actually …

None of us are immune. If only there was a survivor challenge where we could stand on our tip toes on a 4×4 while balancing a ball on our head to earn immunity! But there is no immunity challenge for this. We all have bad days come our way. So our challenge is …