A Courage That No One Sees

It was the first news story I saw when I woke up Monday morning: Country Star Randy Travis Stuns Crowd by—Singing. I’m not exactly sure why the headline caught my eye, buried as it was by election sewage.  Also? I’m not a country music fan. Of course, most of us know the genius that is Randy Travis. […]

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Some problems can’t be tackled by trying harder, but by trying less. I thought three grade-schoolers who loved to swim would know how to float. They’re fish, I tell you. Whenever a body of water is within reach—a lake, a swimming pool, a bathtub—they’re ripping off clothes and cannonballing in. For a week they’d been swimming in Mimi’s pool. By 10 […]

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In Defense of Human Dignity

I saw her petite profile in the mirror while my hair stylist worked magic on my hair. She wore a gray crown of thinning glory, skin weathered by time, and a perfect taupe handbag clutched neatly in her lap. While her stylist enhanced her gray in a chair right behind me, mine tried to cover mine […]

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ANNOUNCING: The Inspired Life Mastermind

People often ask me how I ended up a writer, speaker and consultant. Good question. Simple answer: By accident. I started out a missions major at a small Christian college at 18. Somewhere in the first three semesters, I knew I needed some kind of professional skill to serve overseas. So I transferred to a state university where […]


A Different Beautiful

PLUS a 5 Book Giveaway!

When my husband, Evan, and I found out we were expecting a little girl, joining her big brother Connor in our family, we had a vision of pigtails. We pictured a little girl toddling around the house chasing her brother with blond pigtails bouncing on the sides of her head. But on the afternoon of […]