Finding Purpose in the Everyday

April 17, 2016
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Do you ever wonder if your life matters? Do you sometimes feel that your presence on this planet doesn’t mean much? Do you ever get discouraged that you can’t seem to identify a clear impact you are having on this world? In a society that absolutely worships fame, it can be difficult for many of […]

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Harvest America—What Thousands of Answered Prayers Look Like

March 19, 2016
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Many rejoice as they see years of prayer come to fruition. The Holy Spirit has moved their loved ones to finally respond to the Gospel. This scene never gets old. There is not a sight more beautiful than thousands streaming down those steps to the field where they will make the most important decision of […]

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Boldness Under Fire

February 25, 2016
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The Apostle Paul is probably one of the most prolific speakers in the New Testament. Having authored a good portion of it by way of the Holy Spirit, Paul writes passionately about his devotion to Jesus Christ. A legalistic Pharisee originally known as Saul of Tarsus, he made a name for himself by persecuting first […]

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A Tour of the Historic Mission Inn

January 27, 2016
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There’s just something special about historic hotels that make you feel as though you’ve stepped back into time. I love the grand old buildings, steeped in the majestic splendor of days gone by. Earlier this month, my twin and I had the opportunity to spend a few days at the Mission Inn. The hotel sits […]

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A New Edition of Held by God has been Republished by WestBow Press

January 13, 2016
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After our family struggled through some serious medical challenges, my twin and I published a book about our story. Originally released in 2010, Held by God was written to encourage others who might also be feeling a bit overwhelmed by their life circumstances. We are happy to announce that the book has been updated and […]

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Unique Vintage and Handmade Christmas Gifts are Available in my Etsy Shop!

November 29, 2015
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Now that the Christmas shopping season is officially underway, I’d like to introduce some of the new items listed this week in my Etsy shop, The Drawing Room at Pemberley! Vintage china plates make lovely gifts for collectors. I have several dinner and salad plates made by Dresden, Rosenthal, Aynsley, Royal Bayreuth, and Spode. Many […]

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How to Create an Elegant Buffet on a Limited Budget

October 18, 2015
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A few years ago I coordinated a large open house event at work, to celebrate the retirement of a high level manager. Due to his rank, hundreds of invitations went out to colleagues and dignitaries. The goal was to serve food and beverages for 200-400 people who would wander into the venue over a period […]

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Women of Faith Celebrates 20 Years of Ministry in the Final Conference Tour

September 26, 2015
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Alas, my sister and I have attended our last Women of Faith conference. For thirteen years, we’ve set aside four days in September to join 10,000 other ladies in a packed arena for a weekend of spiritual refreshment. But sadly, this is the final conference tour for Women of Faith. The conference started in 1996, […]

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Finding Answers to Life’s Questions at the SoCal Harvest Crusade

August 19, 2015
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Are you weary? Do you carry burdens of guilt or shame? Do you want to find rest in the midst of this mad world? Are you searching for meaning? Would you be surprised to learn that God knows you, loves you and has a purpose for your life? If yes is the answer to any […]

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Patriotic Fourth of July Red White and Blue Strawberries

July 1, 2015
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I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it looked like an easy-to-make treat for the Fourth of July! These are just chocolate dipped strawberries with a dab of sugar sprinkles. Here’s what I used: -Two containers of strawberries (about 40 pieces) -One 11 ounce package of Ghirardelli white chocolate baking chips -About 5 ounces […]

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