Wouldn’t it be nice to have a spiritual nudge now and then? A gentle friend showing up with an invitation to the good life?
More than a sugar rush.
For anyone dreaming a creative dream you fear will never come true, keep at it.
Because we all need a little pick-me-up now and then. 1. Don’t text. Call. Hearing an actual human voice when you’re down can feel like a lifeline. If your friend is introverted, he probably won’t pick up. That’s okay. Leave a message with a boost in it. If you’re calling an extravert, boom, you just made her…… Continue reading 10 Ways to Encourage a Friend
What are you afraid to do? Sometimes fear saves. Our fear of the snake just off the hiking trail, the out-of-control driver in the express lane, the unattended toddler near a swimming pool. But fear can also be an excuse. We can let it hold us back or keep us silent. Fear in its proper…… Continue reading Fear and Trembling Can Lead the Way * 10 Minute Devotional
How writing (and life) is strengthened in community.
I’ve never chosen a “word of the year” before. My blogger friends all seemed to have one: faith, unity, joy, presence. One word for the whole year ahead. Yet it felt odd to me, somehow, to choose a word for the next 365 days. How could I put them into a one-word box so early…… Continue reading Courage, Dear Heart * 10 Minute Devotional