Why Are We Shy About Our Gifts?

I’ve desired to write before I could spell. It amused me as a child, became a ministry as a teenager, and helped pay for education as a college student.

Writing has always been a big part of my identity, passion, and learning (because I was not born good at it!).

But I’m shy about it.

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Beautiful, Dangerous Remoteness

My husband and I got lost on our way to my grandparents’ cabin a few weeks ago. The adventure resulted in a lesson in communication, new tires for my car, and a return trip to the cabin the following weekend (bummer, right?). It also dawned in me a new appreciation for mission aviation…because we were alone and remote.

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Author Interview (Kersten Hamilton)

Kersten Hamilton adapted my favorite series growing up, the A Life of Faith — Millie Keith series. Kersten graciously agreed to let me interview her. This appeared originally on my writing blog several years ago, but I’m reposting it here so Millie fans can still access it. Enjoy. 
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Bright Lights with Passports

I want to be stronger and shine brighter.

In high school, I always looked forward to Wednesday nights because it was our discipleship group for young ladies — called Bright Lights (founded by Sarah Mally). This stands for “Being Radiant in Godliness, Holiness, and Testimony” with the theme verse, “Let no one look down on your youth, but be an example of the believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” (I Timothy 4:12) Continue reading “Bright Lights with Passports”

Little Flocks

Today is September 25th, and I began a new prayer journal.

It’s a thick hardcover with gold-rimmed flowers on the front. Writing the first page felt like signing a contract because I’ll probably be dedicated to this one for two years, thanks to its size and small lines. Were there any themes I wanted? Special purposes or ways to use it? A fancy way to write the date? Now was the time to begin a new tradition!  Continue reading “Little Flocks”