#83: My Total Money Makeover

#83: My Total Money Makeover

A few weeks ago, I was out to dinner with the girls. The conversation was flitting from one subject to another, as it tends to do when we get together, and at one point, something came up pertaining to finances. I don’t remember what it was precisely, but I seem to recall launching into something […]

#80: Forty Years Ago Today

#80: Forty Years Ago Today

It’s not often we know or remember where we were on a specific day many years ago. I mean, maybe for weddings, major life events, national tragedies. But in the day in, day out-ness of our lives, we typically don’t remember. And even milestone events like birthdays tend to get lost in the shuffle most […]

#61: Homeward Bound

#61: Homeward Bound

I have never been one for journaling regularly. As much as I love to hear myself think and share my thoughts with the world at large – or any poor soul within earshot — you’d think I would be. But for whatever reason, I’m just not. I kind of envy people who do journal consistently, […]

#59: Remembering

#59: Remembering

It was the spring of 2006, and I had just moved into my townhome. For the first time in my adult life, I had a little plot of land to call my own, complete with a weedy flower bed out front that was crying out for attention. I had been an avid gardener for a […]

#55: Unwelcome Guests

#55: Unwelcome Guests

“When I open it a little, I see fur.” A guy named Matt was crouched down in front of my fireplace, peering up into the shaft. He had been summoned there that morning by a desperate call to a local critter control company when I realized the scratching and clattering I was hearing was coming […]

#52: Still Loving It

#52: Still Loving It

A while back, I shared the Love it or List it philosophy that I’ve adopted recently. It has, for the most part, been a helpful and relatively easy attitude to maintain. But sometimes our positive attitudes receive unexpected jolts, and in those cases, it’s time to retreat and regroup. I’d been on a bit of a […]

#49: Woman Overboard!

#49: Woman Overboard!

Last summer, I did a modest remodel of my guest bathroom upstairs which involved ordering a pre-assembled vanity from Home Depot. I had carefully orchestrated the ordering and subsequent arrival of the vanity, as well as the countertop and new toilet, to coincide with the arrival of my also pre-assembled handyman. So you can imagine […]

#43: Ready, Aim, Fire!

#43: Ready, Aim, Fire!

“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar I have never considered myself a particularly goal-oriented person. The phlegmatic side of me wants to take life as it comes, stopping along the way to smell the roses and have a Pajama Day every now and then. If truth be told, […]

#37: White Paint, Red Clay

#37: White Paint, Red Clay

Last time, I told you about the birth of my heart for cross-cultural missions.  If you missed it, you can catch up here. That first trip to Russia in 1997 opened a new world to me and ignited something in me that has never died down. I suddenly saw far beyond the boundaries of my […]

#36: Accents and Anvils

#36: Accents and Anvils

It was April 1997, and I was attending a Tuesday night singles’ Bible study called 7:22 that was led by Louie Giglio. Louie is nothing if not motivational, and God was opening a new chapter in my life – one in which I was becoming aware of Him, His work in me and around the […]

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