(top row: Tiersa Chaffin with schoolchildren at New Life School; below: girls from New Life Homes) Today, I’m taking a quick break from my usual fare about books & such to let you know about an urgent need. You may remember that our family stayed at New Life Homes and volunteered at its school two years […]
I first “met” today’s guest about a year ago when her publicist told me he’d be sending me her new book, Reclaiming Home, to read for my blog. He predicted that I’d find Krista Gilbert to be “up my alley.” Well, he nailed it, and for that, I will be forever grateful. One of the things I so appreciate […]
Spring has sprung, which brings great joy to this household. It also, traditionally, brings comedian Tim Hawkins to town — another thing that brings great joy to this household. If you’ve been following my blog for any time, you’ll know that we trek to see Tim anytime he lands anywhere near us–which meant that a few weeks […]
Over the last three months, I’ve given this post half-a-dozen attempts before ditching it every time. Not because I don’t think ethical shopping isn’t a good idea. I do, obviously, else wouldn’t keep coming back to it. What makes me back off is that I feel overwhelmed. By what I don’t know but feel I should. By […]
I want to make a world of difference. How many times have I said that here on my blog and elsewhere? I mean it, I do. I know God’s heart breaks for the suffering; I want to align my heart with His and then do something to relieve the suffering. I want to contribute toward the bettering our […]
“A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.” ~ Alan Rickman For its swift ability to inform, move, and yes, even to change, few artistic forms can beat a well crafted movie. These are five that have affected me.
As you’re staring at your screen, I hope it’s obvious what I’m into these days: a blog redesign. Why the change, and why now? Well, three reasons, the first more urgent than the others: my beloved “Scrappy” theme had aged into old-technology and therefore was not mobile-responsive–meaning (as many of you had no doubt discovered), it […]