Unexpected Stewardship Challenges

stewardship challenges

Stewardship topped my chart a few years ago when I realized how much stuff we had that we didn’t use. Since then, I actively seek to rehome anything that can better serve elsewhere. If I don’t love something or need it, it’s on it’s way out the door. Five days ago I realized that I’m […]

Your Spinning Hamster Wheel – Addicted to Busyness

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  My husband and I challenge one another, “If not now, when?” Whether it’s a change of lifestyle, visiting someplace you’ve only dreamed of, or a purchase you keep putting off for later, eventually later isn’t an option. We’re staring that reality in the face, making decisions instead of doing more of what we do […]

Transition – When Ends Become New Beginnings

After seven years in ministry, 2017 was ridiculously busy and eventful, learning to be an independent author. I studied. Failed. Succeeded. And started off in at least six different directions, each with a new manuscript. By summer I felt like a spinning wheel. Each new beginning seemed like the one God intended for me. Until […]

Less is More

less is more

Simplicity is the good old days. Youth. Freshness. Just two pairs of shoes to choose from and no Google calendar. Simplicity is a decision limited to one thing or another, not the push and pull from dozens of options or opinions every waking moment. Can you remember a time when you had the leisure of […]

What Happened When I Forgot that the First Step in Remodeling is Demolition

Remodeling is messy. Living through the destruction of what was, on the way to something better, is hard. Sharing the journey creates memories, inspires discussion, and strengthens (or weakens) relationship with our companions in the debris field. Life leads to one fork in the road after another. Sometimes the choice is between laughter and annoyance. […]

Revelation and a Slice of Cold Pizza

  Revelation happens when your intellect and spirit collide. Greater meaning attaches to something you already know when the Holy Spirit delivers the shock of tribulation – even when the challenge isn’t yours. But it could be… I was two hours into my day and starving. Watering 5,000 square feet of grass seed in North Texas […]