[Grace Is…] Radical, Beautiful, Different

Grace is… (Really, Teresa? Again with this grace thing?) Yea, I know. I talk about it here a lot. That’s why last month I started this monthly series [Grace Is…] to talk about what’s so central to my faith. And something occurred to me just yesterday about grace that I wanted to share with you.

Top 10: Books, Blogs, and Buddies

OOPS! Edited to include our newsletter giveaway winner! ┬áSee below. ­čÖé There’s a lot of great things to be seen around the web. I wouldn’t be a very gracious blog host if I didn’t share some of the best I’ve seen lately, now would I? Here are the top 10 books, blogs, and buddies IContinue reading “Top 10: Books, Blogs, and Buddies”

New Feature: The Grace Report

Just a quick,”Hey, there, how are ya?” for this Friday morning. Wanted to let all of you lovely people know about a brand new feature launching over on my Facebook page today: THE GRACE REPORT. Grace is the cornerstone of my faith and the message my writing aims to convey. It’s finding undeserved redemption, forgiveness,Continue reading “New Feature: The Grace Report”

Litter & Faith: A Christmas Lesson

Wham! Today, I got knocked up side the head with the hard reality of being a flawed follower of Christ. All thanks to a homeless man. It still hurts, but┬áthe bruise is around my tender soul instead of my hard head. And, I’m so thankful. I stopped for lunch at a local bistro. Sitting againstContinue reading “Litter & Faith: A Christmas Lesson”

Yearning for Christmas

I posted this photo and caption on Instagram last night after decorating our Christmas tree earlier than ever this year. I’ve noticed a lot of others commenting that they felt pulled to decorate early, too. What is making us yearn for Christmas this year? Whatever it is, I’m so grateful. I’ll look forward to visitingContinue reading “Yearning for Christmas”

The Not-So-Secret Recipe

  Preparing to marry my groom over thirteen years ago and start a household of my own, I approached my mom and excitedly asked her if I could finally have her famous pumpkin pie recipe. Through giggles, she leaned close and whispered, “Just follow the recipe on the back of a can of Libby’s PumpkinContinue reading “The Not-So-Secret Recipe”

Scared of the Dark

At work, I park on the side of our large building and, upon leaving, usually make a stop in the seldom-used restroom near that side┬ádoor. Today before leaving for lunch, I used the same restroom and flicked the light switch off as I left. Remembering I left my keys on the bench outside the stalls,Continue reading “Scared of the Dark”

Romance | Non-Fiction Edition

First an update. Today’s a big day, friends. I finally sent off my book proposal to potential agents. I have a top choice, but am praying for God to guide the process so things work out according to his plan. It could be weeks before I hear back, so now it’s time to settle inContinue reading “Romance | Non-Fiction Edition”