31 Days of God’s Provision – Encouraging Stories from the Bible {Day 1}

October 1, 2012
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God’s Provision is a subject very near and dear to my heart—so much so that it was the focus of a book, Held by God, which I co-authored with my sister after our family navigated through a series of crises that left our world in shambles. During those turbulent times we were forced to cling […]

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Thousands Watch as Space Shuttle Endeavour Completes an Historic California Flyover

September 26, 2012
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On Friday, September 21, 2012, thousands of California residents were able to take part in an historic event, as NASA scheduled the space shuttle Endeavour to take a victory lap around the state before making its final landing at the Los Angeles International Airport. Endeavour, and remaining sister shuttles, were retired in 2011. The original […]

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The 31 Days Blogging Challenge – A New Series Begins October 1

September 23, 2012
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Last year I read the tweet of a blogger announcing the topic of her 31 Day Series. Interested, I went to her blog to take a look. Along with about a gazillion other people, she was taking part in a massive link up, organized by a group of eight bloggers. The goal was to write […]

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Women of Faith Conference 2012-Celebrate What Matters

September 17, 2012
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This past weekend, my sister and I made our annual trek to Anaheim, CA, to attend the 2012 Women of Faith Conference—Celebrate What Matters. Having attended since 2003, we always look forward to this time of laughing, crying and learning what it means to be God’s daughter. The conference features a fabulous group of speakers […]

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Stylish Vera Bradley Laptop Portfolio for Pink Saturday

September 8, 2012
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Yeah, it’s Pink Saturday, and today I am sharing my wonderfully stylish laptop case! For all of you Vera Bradley fans out there, you will immediately recognize the design. This portfolio features drop handles and a 48 inch removable shoulder strap. Two side pockets—one zippered and one open, are roomy enough to hold all of […]

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Harvest America – A Recap in Pictures

September 2, 2012
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Last weekend I attended the two-night Harvest Crusade in Anaheim, CA. On Sunday the program was broadcast live to over 2,400 host sites all across the US, in a unique event called Harvest America. A ministry of Pastor Greg Laurie and Harvest Christian Fellowship, the annual crusades reach thousands of people each year, sharing with […]

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Visiting with the Leafy Sea Dragons at the Aquarium of the Pacific

August 20, 2012
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Are you ready for another road trip? Well, put on your walking shoes because we’re headed south to tour the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA. Although it’s been there for quite some time, I’ve never had the opportunity to wander through it, until this weekend. I found the architecture of the building, […]

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The Love of God

August 12, 2012
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When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? Psalm 8:3-4, NIV Sometimes when I think about the awesome greatness and majesty of God, I am overwhelmed […]

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Golden Apples or Poison Apples

August 8, 2012
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A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Proverbs 25:11, NKJV A few years back, I was at a Women of Faith conference where the dramatist presented a sketch focusing on the destructive power of the tongue. It began with a young girl trying to process various messages spoken to […]

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Harvest America: Can We Still Make a U-turn?

August 1, 2012
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Recently one of my facebook friends shared the familiar picture of Andy Taylor and Opie headed for the fishing pond, with the caption, “We need more of Mayberry and less of Jersey Shore.” Amen to that! Over the last several decades, America has changed. Church on Sundays, Nativity displays at Christmas, and “decency” standards in […]

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