I finally saw first episode of HGTV’s Fixer Upper.     I know, I’m really behind. Through my fantastic Roku and my parent’s generosity of letting me register through their Direct TV, I can watch HGTV live if I wanted, but I can watch all seasons and episodes of certain shows – this one, being the …

Happy Saturday, friends. I’m starting something new today that will become a semi-regular event. *Give-away Day* “Give-away day“ will serve a few purposes.

credit When it sneaks into facets of your life. Unpredictable, invasive, worming it’s way through healthiness and systematically degenerating the fruits of living. It can be different for everyone – what fear affects. What its triggers are. How heavy or fleeting it can settle. Deep breath and truth time:       for me     …

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New Friends, (in)couragers, & Book Club

I did it.I signed up for an (in)couragers group. I had no intention really – not specifically choosing not to participate, just that I wasn’t expecting to join. Community groups are something I’m used to doing locally. It makes sense. It’s how it usually is, right? But (in)courage is changing the restrictions of that notion. …

Plugging Into Great Resources, Part 1

On Friday, I was participating in Lisa-Jo’s weekly prompt. In my post, I expressed my desire to connect with other participants. Fellow bloggers who yearn for the creative push each week, or even those trying it for the first time. My point is that I want to seek out more. I want to “introduce” myself …

Response: Acknowledge Him

Today at (in)courage, the beautiful Sara Frankl shares her heart, wisdom, and realness with us once again. Bless your day by reading her words in Acknowledge Him. In my opinion, I do not see her words as making light of this sometimes-task of Acknowledging. Though she speaks in clarity and the flow of an abiding daughter, …

Misconception and Mountain Climbing

I’m sitting in my pastor’s office. Nervously shifting, my fingernails pinching other fingers (a tell-tale sign that something’s upsetting me), and trying to get to the point of why I asked to speak with him.  “What is the point of prayer?” Yes. I realize this is a loaded question. I admitted so right after asking …