• A Call to Arms for Christian Women: Fight for Your Family

    There are times for quiet prayer. Heartfelt whispers do reach heaven. But there are also times to pull your spiritual sword out of its sheath and brandish it with everything inside you. To fight the good fight of faith… Are you praying for a loved one? Someone you know is dangerously careening towards the edge […]

  • Grandchildren Bring Joy and Opportunities to Our Lives

    “Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children”— Proverbs 17:6 (NLT). “Ruby, were you trying to paint Harley’s toenails?” “No, Nana.” I struggled to hold back my laughter as Ruby’s blue eyes revealed the truth. Wide-eyed with feigned innocence, she was trying to convince me she had nothing […]

  • If God will lead, then I will follow…

    “If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away.  It is better for you to lose part of your body and live forever than to have two hands and two feet and be thrown into the fire that burns forever.”  Matthew 18:8 Here lately I have been […]

  • And you think you’re having a bad day…

    Last week, I was having an early morning surf before work. I was sitting out the back waiting for a wave and just quietly praying about the day ahead. My mind was full of all the things I had to do, including the opportunities and challenges in front of me, which is all part of […]

  • How to turn your your ‘disadvantage’ into your strength

    I am reading an amazing book called Chase the Lion, which was given to me by my pastor. Don’t you love it when you have a big-thinking pastor who is daring you to chase a lion (roughly interpreted to chase something bigger than you believe you have the skills to)? In the book, the pastor, […]

  • The Value of a Friendship

    I still think of her throughout my day, relishing the memories we made through our common bonds as well as adversity. That’s the value of a friendship. “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity”—Proverbs 17:17 (ESV). We bonded over our love of animals, landscaping our yards and fried chicken […]

  • More power to you, Hailey Baldwin

    I read this article today on Hailey Baldwin (or is it Hailey Bieber?) and how she states that “Jesus is the real thing for me.” Now, there is going to be a bunch of Christian haters out there who are going to read these sorts of articles and pass judgment on celebrities like Hailey and […]

  • It Never Rains In So-Cal, But Across the Border it Pours

    Back in the seventies, Albert Hammond got it right when he sang, “It never rains in Southern California”. He added that when it does, it pours. And pour it has—for months. In fact, Los Angeles received more rain in the first 45 days of 2019 than in the entire year of 2018. And it is […]

  • Why we can never be ashamed of flipping burgers

    I read with interest over the weekend about a senior executive at Muffin Break in Australia and the struggles they are having in getting young people walking off the street to apply for work. As she states, prior to Instagram, young people were eager for employment, but in the search for a large Insta following, […]

  • 7 Fitness Ailments That Turn Grave, Without Warning

    Exercise comes with a myriad of benefits from boosting our energy levels, to lowering the risks of diseases like depression, cancer or heart attacks. A WHO report released this February, said physical activity significantly benefits health, however it added that over 80% of global adolescent population is inadequately physically active. Exercising helps you think clearer, […]