Category: Be Brave

Any day now, I am certain the producers of Wheel of Fortune will be calling. I’m so certain that I continue to hone my skills by solving puzzles on their game show app. If you see me looking at my phone, I’m not on Instagram, I’m on “The Wheel”.

There is one puzzle though, I haven’t quite solved.

Why do I always ... Read More

I was playing pickleball this morning when I heard someone on another court say, “She’s the coach’s wife.” A quick glance confirmed I was the only coach’s wife in the vicinity so I yelled across three courts, “I can hear you!” I just wanted to make sure they knew their voices were carrying before they said something regrettable.

Do you ever ... Read More

When I decided to take a sabbatical at the beginning of the summer, I knew I’d be back, but I had no idea when. Or how.

How could I possibly pour into others about the goodness of God and people when my faith in both were on shaky ground?

Let me back up and get really honest.

Last January, about the time I ... Read More

Exciting news! I’m writing a new book in 2021!

A friend once gave me a chess piece with the reminder that only so many pieces fit on the board. Every time we add a project to our lives, we have to be willing to put something else aside for a bit.

I apologize if you were looking for the Monday morning blog. ... Read More

I took a quick trip to Montana this weekend to research a future kindness project.

Before I left, my husband said, “Enjoy the mountains!”

Although I’ve driven through mountains before, I don’t recall staying in a place where I could just sit and see them.

I got off the plane in Missoula and hopped in a rental car. I drove an hour to ... Read More

Someone out there today needs an important reminder. Maybe it’s you. Here it is:

God is still in the business of miracles.

God is still providing a way.

God is so big and yet concerned about the tiniest details in your life.

I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes because of a miracle He has produced in our lives. Someday I’ll get to ... Read More

I don’t love social media.

If anyone from my kindness team is reading this, they are rolling their eyes right now, because that statement is a massive understatement.

I love having real conversations with real people, but anything over a computer feels a little forced to me. (Can you tell I was born before home computers were a thing?)

I used ... Read More

Our minds can go in a lot of directions in a short period of time. Would you agree?

Just yesterday I was thinking about Christmas presents, the Packers’ game and tomatoes all at the same time. Has that ever happened to you?

A few weeks ago, I met a magician named Taylor Hughes. I didn’t know it at the ... Read More

I planted a tree this weekend. Clearly I was somewhere other than Aberdeen, SD because no one plants trees in South Dakota in November.

But they do in San Diego!

Have you ever gone somewhere warm and sunny when everyone you know back home is freezing their weebles off? It’s kind of awesome.

But I’m not here to brag. I’m ... Read More

From the time I was about 10 years old I can recall seasons where a sense of hopelessness would follow me through the morning.

It was the oddest thing. Some days I would wake up and there it would be, sitting in the corner like a cloak insisting on being worn. I couldn’t leave my room without it. Other mornings, it ... Read More