• On Purpose Everyday

    What do you expect?

    Happy Day!  Do you feel a little let down by the lack luster of the Super Bowl yesterday? Is it just me or was that not the most low energy football game? However, yesterday was glorious, we shared it with great friends, yummy food and relaxation.  There were some creative and funny commercials, but I just didn’t see much football. Maybe it’s my fault.  Maybe my expectations were too high. Has that ever happened to you? You set your expectations so high that they can’t really be met. Maybe you expect your family to support your creative journey and they don’t. You expect your spouse to show up in ways…

  • Learning Who You Are

    Doubt. Deny. Disobey.

    There is an enemy of our souls.  One who causes us to doubt God’s voice, to deny His love and provision for us and to guide us into disobedience. The Bible has given the enemy a few names, satan, the devil.  In the third chapter of Genesis, the enemy comes on scene as a serpent.  The serpent comes to raise some doubt in the mind of Eve.  He has her questioning if what God said is really true.  He causes Eve to doubt what God said. Does God really know what’s best for me? Does God really have the best plan for my life? Does God even see me? The…

  • Learning Who You Are

    Make Love Your Foundation

    Hello, welcome to the blog!  I am glad you are here.  The heart motive behind this space on the internet is that you are welcome here.  That you will come to find peace, comfort, joy, motivation, and encouragement.  Most importantly, my hope is that you will find Love.  My desire is that you will see that that Love is weaved into every aspect of life. The foundation of life for us humans is knowing we are loved. Loved by a Creator who thinks the world of us. Once we know we are loved, then we can learn to live like it. Love has to be the foundation from which we…

  • Learning Who You Are

    Just as I am

    If I were to tell you right now in this moment that God accepts you and loves you just as you are, how would that make you feel? Do you think I am being wacky? Or do you know the truth when you hear it? I think we struggle with God accepting us just as we are because there is really nothing like it here on earth.  Thanks to advertising we feel we will not be accepted for our gray hairs, our wrinkles, our 10 year old cars, our curvy bodies, and our houses that don’t resemble high end decorator status. We can’t be accepted until we fix all the…

  • Learning Who You Are

    How healthy is your mind?

    What does your mind look like? Have you ever thought about that? We experience the side effects of how healthy or unhealthy our mind is. If our minds are a chaotic mess of unorganized thoughts, ideas and dreams our lives will reveal this. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 We live in a culture that applauds and favors a busy lifestyle.  The more you are doing must mean the more successful you are. What if we refused to…

  • Do You Know I Love You?

    You’re Invited

    You are worth it. Your life matters. You are here on purpose. Maybe you need to hear that today. Maybe you need to be reminded of that. Maybe you need to hear it for the first time. We were created to not just survive here on earth, but to thrive. To live our best lives. The foundation to thriving is knowing you are loved. Knowing you are loved and living like it! Do you want to know you are loved? Do you want to do more than just survive this next year? I am going to be hosting an online book club and I would love for you to join…

  • On Purpose Everyday

    ‘Tis the Season

    ‘Tis the season. This season can bring so many triggers of so many kinds. The stress of finances. The dysfunction of family relationships. The pressure to do. The chaos of schedules. This season can cause us to be overwhelmed mentally, physically and emotionally. Without a purposeful pause to find a moment to breath and be calm we can become burdened and spiral in such a way that hope, joy and peace seem not available. ‘Tis the season. May you choose to pause.  Sit.  Be. Find a moment in which hope, joy and peace are what surround you. Seek them.  Find them. Maybe it’s with a cup of tea in the…

  • On Purpose Everyday

    Gift Guide 2018

    Hello Friends! Welcome to the blog. I thought today I would give you some fun Christmas Gift Ideas. If you are giving gifts this year here are a few ideas that might be fun and helpful: Want to give the give of food?  Harry and David will not disappoint with their super yummy fruit!       2.  What would a Gift Guide List be without some book ideas?     3. One of my most favorite things to do is play games, share laughs and make memories.  What about a fun new board game? 4.  Giving a gift in the honor of, or on behalf of someone is also…

  • Do You Know I Love You?

    Being vs Doing

    We live in a world that gives applause for ‘doing’ something. Success in worldly terms means you have accomplished some big achievement. You have done something. There are few red carpet events if any that are held for ‘being’. Right? Usually the medals, the plaques, the trophies are all for those who are be rewarded for ‘doing’. We are torn between the desire of the limelight and the peace of knowing we are where we are supposed to be. Friends even though it’s the byline to my book, A life of being not doing, I struggle. Excerpt from Do You Know I Love You?: Chapter: Being vs. Doing In my…