Diverse Female Voices Bring Light To The World

Story-tellers, every one of them. These 140+ women who make up Redbud Writers Guild have become “my people” in the 18 months I’ve been part of the clan. They’re women from across the country and around the world, with varying degrees of education and experience, of all ages and many different ethnic groups who worship …

What to do with that space in your life where sorrow lives

God gave me four children, four babies who depended on me and who gave more meaning to my life than I could have imagined. Since that moment decades ago when I opened my heart and my womb to welcome my first child, I’ve watched that decision form me, challenge me, inspire and test me. They’re …

3 Ways To Prepare For Life’s Interruptions

It seems I never do anything just once. I’ve retired three times in my lifetime – once from a 20-year career in journalism, once from 20 years of homeschooling and finally from bookkeeping for our family business (something I felt like I’d done forever). Retiring is not something I plan to do again. To quote …

Your Life Stories Matter — Do Tell!

The last time we met here, I was writing to you from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I spent a week there in June serving alongside others from my church. We ministered to orphans and families in the area through Forgotten Children Ministries. It was my third trip with FCM and the experience was impactful in many ways. I …

When Your Little Sister Turns Out To Be Your Hero

My youngest sister doesn’t look like a strong woman. A “do-rag” covers her shiny bald head and these days she’s tipping the scales at just over 100 pounds. She isn’t much of a threat to anyone or anything. Or is she? Just after my ninth birthday, around the time I was getting used to the idea …