The Beauty of Impromptu Visits with Jesus

We were sitting around their fireplace, talking about differences between American and Romanian culture. “One of the things that stands out the most,” I share, bravely, “Is that people just pop in for a visit. No phone call. No invitation. Just ‘Hey, I was thinking of you and thought I’d stop by.’” She nodded, sharing how she had experience a …

A Life that Overflows Like Paint

I’m falling in love with this community here. We get together for a Twitter party on Thursday nights and then write for 5 minutes on a one-word prompt. No strategizing. No extreme editing. No impressing. Just straight from the heart. And they have graciously embraced me and welcomed me. Thank you #fmfparty sisters. You all are amazing. If you want …

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When You Live Like the Dead: How to Embrace Life, Part 1

Much of the Western world is celebrating Halloween this week, a holiday that often glorifies the wicked, ugly, and dead. (For the record, I have lots of friends who celebrate it in a light-hearted, family-friendly way, too.) This is not a discussion of Halloween, but merely to say that death has been on my mind a lot lately. I want to …