An ordinary woman with an extraordinary story


Be Brave

January 17, 2019

Often, people ask me how they can help a friend who is going through a tragedy or loss. There are literally thousands of ways, but here’s my best bottom-line advice: Be brave. Do exactly whatever God urges you to do, no matter how unusual it seems. Recently, a young woman did that for me. Let me ... Read More »

My Dream for 2019

January 4, 2019

It’s the beginning of the year again – the time when everyone pauses to consider their dream or goals for the new year. I don’t normally make any resolutions, but I often consider it a fresh beginning. This year is no exception. There are simple things I need to begin again – like deep cleaning ... Read More »


December 18, 2018

Christmas time is a time of remembering. And yet, for many, those memories bring deep sorrow. Maybe it’s because the memories themselves are frightening, or heart wrenching – or maybe the memories are good, but there are far too few of them. Thinking of them only makes me want more of what I can no ... Read More »

Blooms and Believers

November 1, 2018

I’m always behind, always wishing I had more time to do a whole list of things – everything from cleaning out cabinets to buying Christmas presents, pulling weeds in the yard to visiting an old friend. Oh, and catching up my bookwork in preparation for the year end. Then there’s that pile downstairs of things ... Read More »

A Reminder from my J. L.

August 11, 2018

Sometimes, I just need a reminder… My Mom taught me how to embroider when I was a girl. She enjoyed making beautiful things for her home, and of course I wanted to do everything Mom did. So, we picked out a small kit from the store, and she taught me how to make the stitches. ... Read More »