What makes you most anxious?

Anxiety is a terrible thing. What makes me most anxious in life is going to the dentist! I slather myself with Peace & Calming Oil. I bring my music playlist and earbuds. I pray in the spirit. I try to drown out the experience altogether! I let my Hygenist and Dentist know you better be nice and follow my lead! Blessedly, I find myself in the Dentist Chair only a few times per year.

A Different Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was different this year…

Sometimes when life feels like it’s swallowing you, a change of pace is necessary. Such was our Thanksgiving this year. Doug and I had a simple day. Do I want to do it that way every year? No. But we absolutely loved making this year, the only year of our forty-seven years together, set apart for R & R. It felt so good. Give yourself permission to rest without family when life is gobbling you up.

My One Word for 2021

A friend gave me a gift yesterday. With it was a beautiful cardstock with the words:




I hadn’t really given a lot of prayer or thought to my “one word” for the new year. Yet, as I read these words, the Lord flashed through my soul: “You have come to know how beautiful I made you and how worthy you are through My Son. This year I want to show you how very capable you are when you partner with Me.”

Then a verse came to mind immediately: “I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 NLT

Really? Everything? Yes, everything! Why everything? Because I have committed everything I do to Him and I trust Him to help me. (Psalms 37:4)


Father, guide lead and direct me this year where to lay my hands. I trust in You. I am committed to You. Thank You for making me beautiful, worthy AND capable. Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, my Savior. Amen.


I am capable!