What Would Heather Do?

That’s the real question. After Charlottesville. After Neo-Nazi thugs. After KKK “patriots.” After white supremacists with bad haircuts show up on your doorstep to spread terror and hate in your own hometown, what would Heather do? Well, we found out. Heather D. Heyer, who was murdered Saturday morning when a white supremacist plowed his car […]

Let There Be Cake!

My birthday is this month, so I’m getting warm greetings in the mail. Not just from family. But from business “friends.” Our insurance agent. A favorite restaurant. Even from my local Hallmark store. As their pretty little message says: “Let there be cake!” But what does that mean? Why should we celebrate birthdays? And when […]

Doing Less for God

A rich man inspires this little story, one you’ve probably heard. It’s called the Mexican Fisherman Story and it’s a parable about simplicity. About gaining more by doing less. About living at God’s perfect pace, not just during Lent—but always. Here’s the story: An American businessman was standing on the pier of a small coastal […]

You Will Always Eat at My Table

Am I pretty enough? Handsome enough? Hip enough? Spiritual enough? Even for God? To find the best answer, my good friend Michele Cushatt tackled these questions after a brutal bout with tongue cancer led her to search for her value–resulting in her newest best-selling book, I Am. From that journey, she shares below one priceless life […]

3 Best Reasons to Walk With God Now

Despite the storms. Despite disappointments. Despite the fury of fighting haters and hard knocks. When life flips you over, it’s time to rise up and walk with God. Well, isn’t it? That’s what I asked during a recent walk with my husband. We hit the trail near our house. The path is plain. Ups and […]

Keep Chasing Your Crazy and Impossible Big Dream

You’re too close to quit. You’re too smart to fail. But when you do, you jump back up and get moving. That’s how dreams become real. How do I know? First, I’m riding today in an airplane. Once just a dream. First of the Greek Archytas. Then of Leonardo da Vinci. Then finally of those […]

Woman worshipping God on a beach at sunset with sunspot.

Loving God Better in 2017

Not just half way. Not fingers crossed. Not looking over my shoulder—whistling in the dark, tiptoeing around fear, doubt and uncertainty into the New Year. Instead, as 2017 begins, I propose this one thing. Love God Better. That’s what I wrote at the top of my 2017 Goal List. I scratched out “Be Pleasing to […]

Let’s Stop Living on Leftovers

I’m sitting in a church on Sunday morning after Thanksgiving. The pastor makes it clear what he’s not preaching. “No sermon called Let’s Stop Living on Leftovers.” As he explains: “It’s the most predicable sermon to preach the Sunday after Thanksgiving.” He preaches powerfully on something else. Still, as he speaks, I keep thinking about the leftover […]

Still Walking Tall

I should be raging today. My candidate lost. Americans are divided. My soul feels battered. Yet when I woke up this morning—a victory itself to wake up, right?—the sun was shining. Bright. Before my husband and I could open the shades in our bedroom, sunshine shattered the dawn. Like a sign. Carrying hope. Don’t lose […]

It’s Never Too Late

To grind. To fight. To struggle. To run. To create. To fall. To get back up. To keep going. To be, finally, your best. I think of this today because my husband Dan—who’s half past 70 plus some change—published his first book this week. The writing took five+ years. Now after sweating, dreaming, sowing, and […]