Lessons from the Country House

Welcome to another edition of Seven Quick Takes Friday, where we reflect on the past week and share with our friends. Over the last several weeks, we’ve experienced “life interrupted.” Canceled activities, closed formal worship, and limits at the grocery store. At about week three of the “stay at...

Empowerment through Adversity

A tiny virus disrupted everyday life. The world shut down. “Stay at home” or “shelter in place” orders went into effect overnight. Some businesses received the designation of “essential” while others received the brush off. Each day seemed to add a new tenant to a really bad dream, but...

One Day at a Time

This week’s Seven Quick Takes covers getting over your fear, taking joy in the journey, and finding adventure in whatever comes your way. More Crazy Weather This may be a theme in West Texas for this time of year. One day, we had 80 degrees. Then we had snow…...

That Escalated Quickly

I’ve been a bit preoccupied to do Seven Quick Takes for a few weeks. The first week, I had a show out of town. Then I started my fourth 14-day challenge. Then the world completely lost its mind. I hope you are keeping some semblance of “normal.” One thing...

That moment when…

Some moments are awkward. Some are emotional. Some are comical. Some moments just are. This week’s seven quick takes is about my big moments this week. When you become an “older” woman On Saturday, we hosted our second annual ladies’ day with our congregation. We served brunch and worshiped...

Surprises and Presence

I’m a day late for Seven Quick Takes, but I think you will see that it’s been a full week. If you enjoy these seven quick takes from the week, consider seeing what some of my friends have been doing by clicking here! Last year, we bought a backyard...

All Because of a Hairclip

Some people com into our lives and quickly go. Others stay awhile, leaving footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same.                     On October 15, I became a consultant. What I didn’t know, is I’d found my...

Life is a Match 3 game

In one of my 14-day video challenges, I compared life to a Match 3 game (Candy Crush, Bejeweled, or my current obsession Matchington Mansion). You can watch that video or keep reading. Sometimes, in games or in life, we get stuck. Being stuck in a game is a small...

Magic, Fire, and Snow

Fighting a sinus infection makes for a challenging week. When you are unable to breathe, sleep is not your friend. Prayerfully, I am nearing the end of this. Enjoy these Seven Quick Takes from our week. Starting Strong We started the week by hosting the youth devotional in our...

Dynamic Commitment

Strength lies in numbers. The more members in a group, the more manpower and resources. Well… Maybe. That truly depends on the kids of members in the group. Most groups operate on an 80/20 rule: 80% of the work is done by 20% of the people. There are leaders,...