I took care of my soul today. It doesn't always get a lot of attention, leftovers mainly. There are just too many "important" things to tend to day after day. But today I gave it an inch, and it took a mile. It started with coffee with my favorite...

Driving down our country roads, I'm struck by the way wild, beautiful things grow out of weeds.  Popping up on the medians and in the gutters. "Surprise! Bet you weren't expecting to find beauty here!" Yellow mullein, Queen Anne's lace, blue chicory. They're like a great big "Hah!...

I'm sitting in front of a thousand magazines.And I can't help but wonder if there are just a few people actually living beautiful, intentional lives while the rest of us are reading about them.Confession: I'm amongst the lemmings. My magazines are filed by month in...

I really like the word embrace. Besides the clear message of love and affection that it brings to mind, there is an intentionality to it that challenges me. At our wedding, my husband Jeff and I danced our first dance to the popular 80′s song, Just...

It's the day after Winsome. I learned last year, that this can be a dangerous day for me. Adrenaline, prayers, and God have carried me through the past four days. Now that Winsome is over, my body puts on the brakes. But while my body is...