Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home: Who’s Your Builder?

Although the word divorce has never been uttered between my husband and me in thirty years of marriage, there was a time I was afraid it might become part of our vocabulary. With the exception of moving from our first home, a little trailer in the cow pasture, into an old home in town, my … Read more

Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home: Envision Your Dream Home

Nothing gives a peek into a family’s lifestyle better than designing their dream home. I know because I’ve been drawing house plans for over thirty years. There are the typical questions—how many bedrooms, how many baths, how much square footage. But beyond that, I need to know what quirks the family has, what desires top … Read more

Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home: Location, Location, Location.

Building on solid ground

My family moved several times during my elementary, junior and senior high school years. Being painfully shy, I loathed the idea of having to attend another unfamiliar school as the new girl. Recess and lunch, usually a kid’s favorite times of the school day, sent waves of anxiety over me. I usually sat by myself … Read more

Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home

homes, hope, story, change

I have a burden. Until recently I didn’t know how to address it. But God has mercifully opened my eyes and my heart to His purpose in my writing ministry. For several years I’ve noticed a surge in women tearing down their homes and the fallout is great. The shell-shocked spouses and children left behind … Read more

She Never Raised the White Flag

“Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” ~ Proverbs 31:28-29 I’m sure there were plenty of times she wanted to raise the white flag. To surrender to the endless litany of to-do’s, three cantankerous kids and the mounting … Read more