Category: Life Abundant

Tattoos

What Do Tatts Have To Do With Me?

Remember me? Because of one thing or another, it’s been quite a long time since I’ve written more than an email or a text. I needed a break for one thing. For another, sometimes it’s just hard to motivate myself to write. Who really cares what I have to say,...

Valentine's Day Love

I Want to Know What Love Is

Sunday is Valentine’s Day, and so, thoughts turn to love. There’ll be chocolate, roses, special dinners, romance and, maybe for a lucky few, a diamond or two! Love is in the air. How do you define love? You love your mother; you love your husband; you love your dog; you...

Anxious? Depressed? Grab a Hammer and Focus!

What do you do when faced with a problem that’s not in your power to fix? When all you can do is wait. When it keeps you up at night. When every hour that ticks by without a solution makes the problem worse. What do you do? I’ve faced this...

Are You Thankful More Than One Day a Year?

Thursday is Thanksgiving, which brings to mind turkey and trimmings and pumpkin pie, football games, and family gatherings. It’s also the time of year where everyone’s thoughts turn to being thankful. At some of our past family Thanksgiving dinners we’ve gone around the table to share what each of us...

Heart of a Giver: Generous Living or Sacrificial Giving?

Over the past year, our church small group has done a number of studies that have been deeply convicting. It started with Francis Chan’s Crazy Love. After Crazy Love, we did Chan’s study on the Holy Spirit, called Forgotten God. Following that, we did a study called Unstuck, which featured...

Peace in Purpose

One day last week, I met a friend for coffee. In the course of conversation, as we chatted about who knows what over Pumpkin Spice Lattes, she said, “I wish I knew what God’s purpose for me is.” I’ve spent a lot of time wishing that same thing for myself....

Too Excited to Sleep!

Have you ever been so filled with anticipation that you couldn’t sleep? I grew up in New Jersey, about an hour from the Jersey shore. During the summers of my youth, my family would sometimes take day trips to Seaside Heights. To my little girl eyes, Seaside was the epitome...

A Clear Look in the Mirror

(Today’s post is the first in a new blog category called Life Abundant. In this space, I’ll be writing about everyday life—a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I hope you’ll sometimes find something that moves you, speaks to you, or is at least useful!) Has...