Note: The following post is an excerpt from my latest book, Risking it All: One Woman's Adventure Giving Away Her Income. The manuscript is ready for editing. I no longer have an income. For now, that’s just the way it is. We will get along on my husband’s income, and I have every confidence that our needs will be met. Kindness is absolutely free, though. It costs nothing other taking the effort to observe where and when it is needed, and making a small expenditure of ph
I love Mondays. Yes, I’m one of those few weird ones who enjoy the start of a new workweek. To me, they are a clean slate, another chance to improve, and a new possibility of getting it “right.” So this morning when I was having my coffee and reading time, a verse in Jeremiah 6 jumped out at me. It showed me that yes, indeed, each Monday is like a new crossroads. Jeremiah has been telling the Israelites that God is going to bring destruction to them because of their unrepe
It's time for another Brunch and Books Club this weekend in my home. I always look forward to seeing my book nerd friends again. A couple of years ago I kept rolling the idea of hosting a book club around in my mind. I'd always wanted to be member of a book club, but whenever I'd see a flyer advertising a local book club, the featured book of the month held no appeal for me. So I never joined, but I never lost the desire to somehow participate in one, either.
This morning I sadly learned again from my daughter that my grandchildren have once again become victims of bullying.
This fall they moved up in grade level to the next school building in their district. After their last school year, a painful year full of bullying, ostracizing by the popular cliches, and multiple unproductive meetings between their parents and teachers and school counselors, over the summer the hope had grown that moving into a new school would alleviate