Storage Room Finds in the Midst of a Pandemic

April 30, 2020S.A.P.

I finally started cleaning it out a few days ago. It was a beautiful, warm and sunny spring day, but I chose to spend it in my windowless storage room. I planned to start with the dozens of paint cans that have been sitting untouched for decades. I figured I’d open them up and let … Read More

Song of the Day

April 26, 2020Songs

My prayer for you today: The Blessing I love these virtual choirs that come together to bless all of us as we “shelter in place.” Enjoy!

Sea Cucumbers, Raccoon Eyes & Wrinkles

April 23, 2020S.A.P., Songs

The first line of my first devotional yesterday set me off: “It’s 2 a.m. when Nadia, a farmer of sea cucumbers….”  What the heck is a sea cucumber? I had to find out before I could keep reading.  Once my curiosity was satisfied, I moved back into my morning quiet time with God. As I … Read More

This Week’s Story Starter

April 21, 2020Story Starters

“When I look out my window, I see….” Don’t ask me which one. Whichever window your eyes were drawn to when you read this Story Starter, whether the one right in front of you or in your mind’s eye. Just write.

Song of the Day

April 19, 2020Songs

There are so many fantastic versions of this song. Guess I’ll post Phil Wickham’s since it is the most popular, with more than 15 million (15M!) views: Living Hope But for the record, Bethany Wohrle’s live performance is my favorite, with Brian and Jen Johnson’s simple lyric video a close second. Be blessed today by … Read More

The “New Normal”

April 16, 2020S.A.P.

I just went out into the world for another curbside pick-up. But this time was different. This time, curbside pick-up was at the liquor store. And this time, I was still in my pajamas.  The worst part is that I’m not even embarrassed about it. My new normal has no shame.  Over the past month, … Read More

This Week’s Story Starter

April 14, 2020Story Starters

Sometimes you just need to dump it all out on the page. If today is that day for you, try this multi-part Story Starter. Take each ordered prompt on its own, without thinking about what comes next. Just write: 1. “My ‘every day normal’ looks like….” 2. “But just two months ago, ‘normal’ was….” 3. … Read More

Song of the Day

April 12, 2020Songs

Happy Easter, my friends. This song says it all. Give a listen: Death Was Arrested And be blessed!

In Need of a Zap…Or At Least a Fan

April 10, 2020S.A.P., Songs

Sometimes I gravitate to the thing I believe will meet my needs in the moment, rather than paying attention to what God might want me to hear. Like yesterday. I started the day with the mistake I always regret, yet continue to make: I read the news. And I learned that We’re in for another … Read More