Tear-stained Teabags

Tear-stained Teabags

  Yesterday a beloved sister in the faith announced her painful decision to divorce her husband of twenty-five years. Along with possibly thousands upon thousands reading the same email announcement, a state of shock and deep pain settled inside my heart....
Beautiful Heart, Beautiful Words

Beautiful Heart, Beautiful Words

Today is the perfect day to reach back into the archives and re-post this message on “Beautiful Hearts, Beautiful Words.” Late March, The Inaugural Heartlift Gathering was held at FPC Norfolk. It was truly remarkable on so many levels. Over 100 women...
Passion Defines Purpose

Passion Defines Purpose

Visiting the archives today, March 17, 2014. While I’m busy putting the finishing touches on my newest book (manuscript deadline, March 31), I have to pause and pay homage to one of my heroes: St. Patrick. Hope to one day visit the emerald isle of Ireland. Happy...
The Pressure to be Perfect

The Pressure to be Perfect

Welcome to Thankful Thursday’s with Janell & Friends! I met the lovely and powerful Daphne Delay “online” several years ago. We were part of a great group called, “Speaker Chicks,” led by Master Mentor, Kathi Lipp. A year or so later,...
The Power of Praying for Our Community

The Power of Praying for Our Community

This scene has played out over and over in my life. Quite possibly you’ve lived this too: A friend or family member texts or calls you with troubling news. A cancer diagnosis. A high risk pregnancy. Discovery of an addiction. A marriage falling apart. The news...
A Real Thanksgiving Feast

A Real Thanksgiving Feast

Visiting the archives this Thanksgiving Week. While away in Kansas, celebrating Midwest style, with our son and daughter-in-law, our family is grateful for God’s goodness. For me, this time last year, I had received a mistake rejection from my now publisher....