Spending Dirty Money: A Lesson in Usefulness

Last week I lost track of the days and didn’t get September’s newsletter out on time. I’ve also been off-schedule a bit with posting here. I promised last week that I’d get out the September newsletter over the weekend. If you’re a subscriber, you’ll notice that didn’t happen. My heart hasn’t been in it toContinue reading “Spending Dirty Money: A Lesson in Usefulness”

Surviving Disappointment

Just in the past few weeks, an epidemic of disappointment has spread around me. In my life and in the lives of those I love, it has threatened to steal joy, extinguish dreams, and plant seeds of self-doubt. It seems the perfect time to consider weapons at our disposal to survive the inevitable force of disappointment.

[Grace Is…] Series: Readers’ Edition

We open up each month with our [Grace Is…] series, and chat about ways we see grace in our everyday lives. What an awesome reminder it is to reflect back on these moments of gifted peace and love. This month, I thought it would be fun to share a few comments that some of you have sharedContinue reading “[Grace Is…] Series: Readers’ Edition”

[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.

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”

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”