three years in | three things i’ve learned

Tomorrow we begin our 4th year here in Waynesville, NC. Three years ago today we moved from Summerville, SC, leaving behind family, friends, our church community, jobs and everything we’ve known for a lifetime, all because God asked us to. Three full years have...

goodbye 2017 . . . hello 2018

Many of you have already posted or tweeted or social media’d (you’re welcome for THAT new word) your OneWord focus or even your list of goals for 2018.  I’m late to the game. Partially because I’ve been revamping my website and partially...

Book Review | The Sacred Slow

My Review It is no secret that I am big Alicia Britt Chole fan. I have been impacted by Alicia’s writing from the moment I read her book Anonymous. She is an excellent wordsmith and has the gift to cut through all of the fluff straight to the heart of the matter...

Book Review | When Did Everybody Else Get So Old?

About the Author Jennifer Grant is a writer, editor, and speaker. A former health and family columnist for the Chicago Tribune, she is the author of four previous books, including the adoption memoir Love You More. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, four...

navigating disappointment well

No one likes disappointment. I know I don’t. There’s something so cruel about getting your hope up only to have it crushed in one quick, fatal blow. If you’re like me, you probably find yourself saying the right things to try and soften the blow, but...

happy birthday to me

So I’m 46 today. Honestly, 46 isn’t a special birthday – I’m not 40 (been there done that) and I’m not 50 (dear Lord that’s so close I can’t even think about it right now). I’m just 46. But this past year, especially...

book review | Star Passage Book Two

About the book The award-winning StarPassage saga continues with the relic guiding the Carsons to a new and desperate family. Two brothers, Bobby and Mike, are struggling after a tragic accident turns their world upside down. Join our heroes on a series of dangerous...

Book Review | NIV Kid’s Visual Study Bible

When I was asked to review this Bible for Kid’s I was a bit hesitant.  I’ve seen a lot of Bibles for kids and teens and frankly, they all seem to be the same.  But I’m glad I went ahead and accepted the review. This particular Bible is amazing! This...