2012: My ONE-Word

2012: A Year to ________________ ? For those of us who love the art of arranging words in a way that is expressive, purposeful, and brings value to others, how can one possibly narrow their life-focus for the coming year down to just ONE word? That was my thought when I joined the one-word-challenge presented by … Continue reading 2012: My ONE-Word

A Time for Everything.

There is a time for everything,  and a season for every activity under the heavens.   a time to be born and a time to die, 
a time to plant and a time to uproot, 
  a time to kill and a time to heal, 
a time to tear down and a time to build,  … Continue reading A Time for Everything.


Christmas is Coming! With timely precision it arrives like clockwork. Ready or not…December 25th is right around the corner! Does that evoke panic or excitement in you?  Perhaps a little of both? It does for me! Why not ease our panic-stricken hearts by joining me in a cyber sing-a-long? All together now: Christmas is coming, The goose … Continue reading ChristmasWithin

An Agenda of Being

Doing vs. Being. Man, are we busy people! Busy people, with busy lives, and busy agendas, doing busy things.   It seems we too quickly forget that we exist for a much greater purpose...to be! Illustration time... Have you seen the all-time-classic movie..."What About Bob?" (with Bill Murray & Richard Dreyfuss).  If not, let me … Continue reading An Agenda of Being

All Things Weak – Part 3: Michele & Mustard Seeds

Has it been a week already since I last wrote?  "Holy blog-day Batman!" (Sorry...I'm a child of the comic-classic 60's ...forgive me...don't know what just came over me). Ok, in all seriousness... In my post last week, I told you that I would be introducing you to my friend Michele.  So let me begin by … Continue reading All Things Weak – Part 3: Michele & Mustard Seeds

Matters of the Heart

I'm taking a detour from Part 3 of All Things Weak due to an unexpected trip I made this week to Prescott, AZ to house sit for a friend.  The bonus is that I also get to spend time with my #6 child, Brad who lives here and serves on staff at The Heights Church and catch … Continue reading Matters of the Heart

All Things Weak (Christine’s Story)

Last week, I got caught up in thinking about the beauty of all things weak... the kind of weakness that God uses to demonstrate his strength, grace, power and purpose. I also mentioned that I would be highlighting stories of different people I know whose lives demonstrate incredible strength as a result of incredible 'weakness'. … Continue reading All Things Weak (Christine’s Story)

Leverage Your Weakness! Are You Kidding Me?

“Leveraging Weakness” – is a phrase I recently came across on more than one occasion. Whenever that happens (when I encounter repeated themes), I usually know God is trying to speak to me about something; it seems to be his way of reinforcing a truth he is teaching me.  And for those of you who … Continue reading Leverage Your Weakness! Are You Kidding Me?

“24 Hour Grace” – Bank Slogan vs. Accessible Gift

Writing is always an adventure to me because I never really know where my words will end up, what they will communicate or who they will end up reaching and ultimately speak to. I usually write on Sunday and post on Monday but the weekend was packed with activities that prevented me from doing so. … Continue reading “24 Hour Grace” – Bank Slogan vs. Accessible Gift

Wait… WHAT? You Smelled Who?

Yesterday morning, while having my morning coffee on the patio, my husband (who at times can’t help himself) told me that while we were on our bike ride the evening before, that he ‘smelled’ God. I lovingly smiled and said, "You did? And what did God smell like?" Without missing a beat he said, "Pine … Continue reading Wait… WHAT? You Smelled Who?

Get Out of Town! No Really, Get Out of Town!

Today, as I write – I am literally, out-of-town. In fact I am about 2000 miles away from home. I’ve temporarily checked out of my life back in Ohio to visit my ‘single-but unavailable’ son here in northern Arizona. My traveling companions this time are my oldest daughter Grace and my two darling grand-girls (ages … Continue reading Get Out of Town! No Really, Get Out of Town!

What Bigger Story is Brewing Within You?

I love waking up to the smell of brewing coffee! It is one of life's greatest gifts as far as I'm concerned. A good cup of coffee to me...is like...well....it's like a good and faithful friend. On any given morning, afternoon, or evening the smell of freshly brewed coffee makes my heart come alive! Its … Continue reading What Bigger Story is Brewing Within You?