Get up, or die!

“Stand up now, or die!?”  This was WordPress’s interesting challenge the other day.  The premise for the challenge was that studies show that sitting too long too often will kill a person.  You see, our bodies need activity for health.  … CLICK to continue…

Something for the Children #16: Puddles and the Rattlesnakes

"Puddles" the sleek, grey cat

Puddles is a sleek, grey cat.  He is beautiful, and he seems to know it, too.  Puddles enjoys walking around with a look of pride, slowly, smoothly.  Sometimes we like to call him “King Puddles”.  He is the one who … CLICK to continue…

Hasten Home This Week: A Blessing in Blessing

This morning I received a blessing in blessing.  I was up early, working on Vacation Bible School materials for VBS—The Land of Milk & Honey.  When I have a chunk of time free from my precious toddler, I try to choose … CLICK to continue…

The Book that Changed My Life, Part 2 of 2

As a young child, my mom used to read every night to my little brother and me.  I really would be hard-pressed to come up with an actual example of something she read me from that book, in spite of … CLICK to continue…

My Journey to Hasten Home, Part 7: Spiritual gifts

[My Journey to Hasten Home story directory] In Cave Junction, Oregon, there congregate an awe-inspiring group of people who seem to defy all odds in our day.  It was these very people who became my inspiration to follow my dreams—or … CLICK to continue…

My Journey to Hasten Home, Part 6: Slowing down

[My Journey to Hasten Home story directory] It was in my twenty-seventh year that I learned I was expecting my third child.  The whole family was extremely excited; but with the demand the pregnancy was putting on my body, I … CLICK to continue…