Fifteen years ago, Dave and I purchased twelve acres of woods. Trails through the woods were maintained for four-wheel or snowmobile riding; a sledding hill offered the thrill of winter fun; a 14 x 20 cabin offered warmth and shelter from the cold, snowy adventures. All of this was the dream and work of the …

Wisdom from the Lord… This is what the Lord says: Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord. They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness, in an uninhabited salty …

January 6, 2018 marked the beginning of one of the greatest, most courageous adventures of my life. Dave worked from home beginning in mid-2016 and in the winter months of 2017, January to March, he traveled to Florida often. The second winter (2018), we decided to rent a house in Bradenton, Florida which allowed us …

In the beginning, God created. He created a perfect earth where humans would dwell, living in perfect harmony with God, others, the earth and self. And then came the serpent. He asked questions, distorted the truth, causing Adam and Eve to doubt God’s goodness, love, and intention for them. They accepted the lie, believed it …

I admire people who overcome great obstacles to become people of character and resilience. I marvel at the fortitude they show in pushing through even when there is opposition of some sort. Dave and I recently watched “Harriet,” a movie about Harriet Tubman. Her commitment to helping slaves find freedom despite peril to her own …

Shame is born in public and lived out in private. This statement caught my attention the other day while watching a Netflix original. It started me thinking. It seems to be true and yet, is it always? It is said that shame is about WHO we are while guilt is about WHAT we do. I …

Last week I noticed I was plagued with this murmur of uncertainty in the background of my mind. Kind of like those programs that run on my computer without my knowledge. They tend to slow down the processor and interfere with productivity. Then suddenly a dialogue box opens, requiring me to respond in some way …

Outcome based choices. What is that? To be honest, I easily get confused with new concepts and this is one introduced to me a couple of years ago. It was in the context of spiritual life and we were challenged to think about our daily decisions in relation to what we hoped to achieve in …

It is four years ago that Dave and I began our best worst year. It was March 24, 2016 – that our lives turned upside down. March 25 brought a new normal. Dave was home and I wasn’t sure I liked it. Honestly, this was the most frightening thing I could have imagined. I didn’t …

Perhaps you are one of those struggling to maintain a calm exterior when inside, you are cracking. There is an oh so subtle shift away from the usual calmness you exude to a place of unfamiliarity; a place of shaking, dismay and anxiety. Perhaps the shaking and dismay is normal to you; the cracking begins …