“Discovering Hope” Turns Chronic Illness Into Chronic Joy

Cindee Snider Re embodies these words from the author J.R.R. Tolkein: Courage is found in unlikely places I met Cindee in an unlikely place — at a writers’ workshop on the western coast of Lake Michigan. We were among a dozen writers, many of whom were still waiting on the Lord to show them how …

More Than We Can Imagine: 31 Days of Selah

 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 My life journey took an unexpected turn in …

When Cancer Enters Your Landscape

My friend sat at her daughter’s bedside, holding her hand, whispering prayers as the daughter lay in the Intensive Care Unit. This young, single mother had just barely survived an automobile crash. The man she hoped to build a life with did not. Healing — of heart and body — have taken many prayers. For …

What Makes You Happy, Happy, Happy? 10 Little Actions That Lead to HAPPY

There she is, on the cover of my magazine — that skinny, auburn-haired actress who…. “KNOWS WHAT SHE WANTS….AND SHE’S MAKING IT HAPPEN”. Perusing other titles on the magazine cover, I decide that maybe she’s not “STUCK IN A HAIR RUT?” She probably has learned to “LOVE YOUR BODY AT 30, 40, 50+” From the smile on …