Your Invited

Of all the secret hide-aways nestled in the sprawling multi-acre camp, the spot that called me was the fence. Suzie, our retreat hostess, made the gentle offer,

Find a quiet space where you can spend time with Him.

The camp that held the retreat was beautiful.

A lake.

A creek and tumbling spillway.

Wooded paths and hidden chapels.

And yet it was a long fence line that offered the warmest invitation. [Continue reading]

Cinnamon Muffins (Gluten Free)

Hey "ya'll"! I was down south last week and I'm having trouble transitioning back to "you guys"! Last week was a wonderful time of renewal and growth. I hope to share more about it in the near future. But I promised in my most recent post that I'd … [Continue reading]

Breaking Up {Heartfelt News Today}

Neil Sedaka had it right. Breaking up IS hard to do. And so it is with a mix of sadness (and anticipation) I’m announcing my break-up with DoAhead Woman. I’m unashamedly using this platform to tell you my list of reasons for the break-up. (I’m … [Continue reading]

Four Truths About Making Friends

I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship this past week as I contemplate one of my all-time favorite conferences---She Speaks. I won’t be attending this year and it feels a bit odd. I’m wistful over the friends I won’t connect with but more than … [Continue reading]

Radical Love

Well it happened again. Another bridal shower for another beautiful young bride…and someone asked, “Would you say a few words?” That’s always…humbling. I feel completely unqualified. So I struggle and I pray through the process. And eventually I … [Continue reading]

Aronia Berry Smoothie

Have you ever heard of aronia berries? How about choke-berries? Not long ago I made a jaunt into our local health food store in search of a nutritious berry for smoothies. The clerk was informative and eagerly shared her knowledge. Her top pick? … [Continue reading]