Flourish Daybook for February


What happened to February? Yes, I know it’s the shortest month of the year, but, wow! It seems like it just began and now we’re heading straight into March! Crazy! Oh well! Below are the ponderings of my heart and soul, as well as the happenings in my home for this minuscule month: Outside my window… rain, […]

Two Important Keys to Fulfilling Your Destiny – CALTF Episode 008

Creating a Life That Flourishes Podcast

As we go further in discussing your God-given purpose, I will give you several different keys to discovering that purpose. However, if you don’t have these first two keys as your foundation, you take the risk of never even getting on the right path. In this episode of the Creating a Life That Flourishes podcast, I talk about two important […]

Tea Art and More in My Shop

Tea Art Collage

If you’ve been around for any length of time, you know that I am a lover of hot tea. In fact, my coffee-drinking husband calls me a “tea snob.” I don’t drink coffee, although I enjoy the smell of it brewing – it just doesn’t taste like it smells. (Now, I realize I may be […]

Discovering Your God-Given Purpose – CALTF Episode 007

Creating a Life That Flourishes Podcast

Your God-given purpose is the place in life where you fit. It’s what you were created for. It’s a place in the Body of Christ and in association with other people. It is where you will flourish and thrive, and be richly fulfilled. But if you never find that purpose and live it out, there will always be […]

Raising a Writer

Raising a Writer

Do you have a child who aspires to be a writer someday? Although my husband and I are both writers, we never set out to raise one. However, it seems that two of our three children are quite serious about pursuing this career. Just this last year, my 20-year old daughter, Olivia, completed the first […]

Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum – English Grammar

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Disclosure: I received this curriculum for free in exchange for my honest opinion. I was compensated for my time in writing this review. For more info, please see my Disclosure Policy. As my children have grown, they have become a lot more independent in their studies. Gone are the days in which we all did so much […]

What Is Worship – CALTF Episode 006

Creating a Life That Flourishes Podcast

What is worship? And how does one dwell in the presence of the Lord? Worship is more than going to church. It’s more than singing a few hymns or “praise and worship” songs on Sunday mornings.  It is a lifestyle of putting God first, of showing Him that He is the most important Person in your […]

You Are Altogether Beautiful

Altogether Beautiful framed

Do you know what the Lord thinks about you? I guarantee you His thoughts about you are higher than your own thoughts about yourself (Isaiah 55:8,9). One way we get a glimpse of His thoughts about us is through the written Word. All throughout the Bible, the Lord speaks of His unfailing love for us, […]

The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Husband

best thing for your husband

As we approach Valentine’s Day, our thoughts often turn towards our husband and how we will celebrate with him – perhaps a nice dinner out (or in, if you have littles), a romantic atmosphere with candlelight, flowers, and soft music playing in the background. Of course, there has to be chocolate in there somewhere. And definitely […]

How to Pray – CALTF Episode 005

Creating a Life That Flourishes Podcast

Do you find yourself struggling when it comes to prayer? Does it seem as if your prayers aren’t making it past the ceiling? Would you like to learn how to pray more effectively? In this episode of the Creating a Life That Flourishes podcast, I talk about what prayer really is, and give you practical […]