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January 16, 2020

Tomato Red Pepper Cheese Soup – Instapot Recipe

Last August, my son and his new bride made a last-minute decision to move to Manila to teach at Faith Academy. This is the same school where he and his sister graduated. I have had the unexpected blessing of getting to know his new wife better and of making sure […]
January 9, 2020

Easy Casual Look – A Day Exploring Old Manila

I live in a very hot climate year-round, so the easy casual look is something I have learned to master over the years for my own sanity. It’s great to see all the layered styles on social media, but they just don’t work when it’s hot outside and you’re boiling […]
December 27, 2019

New Book, New Year | Find Your Weigh

It’s time for a new book, new year – Find Your Weigh ! The countdown has started; only 10 more days before Find Your Weigh and the Find Your Weigh: Walk In Freedom Bible Study Guide is released into the world. I have literally hovered over my not-so-little chick for […]
December 23, 2019

We Have Seen A Great Light! | Christmas 2019

I sit here on my last few quiet moments before launching into my list of Christmas activities. The curtains are still drawn, but I can see the sun’s light peaking through the gap at the bottom. Even though I can’t see them, I know that the brilliant rays of the […]
December 11, 2019
olive pants

I Love My Olive Pants – No Matchy Matchy!

All of us have those favorite wardrobe pieces that we go back to time and time again. Apart from jeans, I love my olive pants! Not only are they extremely comfortable, but they add a little extra visual interest to a casual outfit. It’s really tempting to get into the […]
December 3, 2019
Controlling Your Weight Over The Holidays

Holiday Eating Survival Guide – Controlling Weight Over Holidays

The holiday season is chock full of celebrations…all revolving around eating. It’s no wonder some of us feel helpless with all the festive food choices.  It’s enough to make you want to throw in the towel. But, I am here to say that several scattered occasions do not have to […]
November 28, 2019

Full To Overflowing – Happy Thanksgiving – [Printable]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The fourth Thursday in November that marks a rare departure from the typical priorities and patterns of modern-day life. Thank God for Thanksgiving! My heart is full to overflowing. Thank God for… Light with the flip of a switch A chilly glass […]
November 19, 2019
Holiday Eating Survival Guide - How To Approach The Loaded Holiday Table

Holiday Eating Survival Guide: How To Approach The Loaded Holiday Table

Thanksgiving is by far one of my favorite holidays. I love the whole idea of setting aside a special day to celebrate our bountiful blessings with family and friends. And of course, you can’t talk about Thanksgiving without mentioning all the yummy foods that go with it. It seems appropriate […]
November 14, 2019

Keep Beating Your Drum – Consistent Witness In An Inconsistent World

Just keep beating your drum… People don’t always have to play the same instruments to make a pleasing melody. In fact, it’s the blending of different rhythms and notes that give our songs nuance and interest. You may be marching along in perfect step, while the cadence of others falters […]
November 5, 2019
transition summer clothes for fall

Transition Summer Clothes For Fall

Just because cooler temps are rolling in doesn’t mean you have to trade out your whole wardrobe. Today, I’m talking about how to transition summer clothes for Fall. We can get into the rut of looking at clothes way too literally. Take the top in this post. I found it […]
October 31, 2019

Pushing Past My Limits – Let God Take The Lead

Has it really been three and a half years since I started this whole book writing thing?! Sometimes I marvel at where I’ve come from where I started. If writing has taught me anything, it’s that God is always pushing past my limits to get me to the place where […]
October 17, 2019

Black & White For A Day In Penang, Malaysia

When you have lived in a region for as long as I have, you can get to the point where you just assume you’ve seen it all. However, I was in for some delightful surprises on my recent trip to Penang, Malaysia. Although Malaysia is close to my home in […]