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almost there

Hi, friends! Thanks SO much to everyone who has contributed towards my Togo trip.  In three weeks, you all have helped me raise 80% of the funds I needed.  So far, I have $4,000 and I need $5,000 to cover all of my expenses. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to serving […]

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my togo registry

When people get married or have a baby, there’s usually a shower.  The bride-and-groom or parents-to-be register for what they want/need, and then friends and family shower them with gifts as a tangible way of participating in their lives and celebrating with them. Well, I’m not married and don’t have kids, so I’ve never created […]

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esther v. vashti (a story about comparison)

Yesterday I wrote about how comparison, criticism and control can make us miserable and keep us stuck.  This morning I decided to write a little more about comparison (which often leads to criticism), because it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot. Whenever I speak at women’s retreats, I usually have a phone meeting with […]


what keeps us stuck

For the past few weeks I’ve been spending at least an hour a day praying and meditating, trying to understand more about God and about myself.  One of the things I’ve realized is that I have patterns of thinking and behaving that keep me stuck and, if I let them take over, make me really […]