A Mind To Work

As a teacher, you never know exactly what to expect when you come back from Christmas break. Will the students still be in vacation mode? Will they have forgotten everything they learned in the first half of the school year? When we went back to school on Jan. 3rd, I'm happy to report that my...

2022 Word of the Year

Do you choose a word for the year? I've been doing this for several years now, and it has become a treasured practice. As the calendar winds down, I pray about a new word and let the Holy Spirit lead me. I love seeing where He directs my heart! This year my word is Worth. Worth has many...

Favorite Books of 2021

Happy New Year, everyone! One of the things I like to do at the end of each year is look back over the books I've read and choose the ones that stand out from the others for one reason or another. I hope you'll enjoy getting a look at these favorites, and click on any of the books if you'd like to...

Decorate Yourself For Christmas

Christmas is next week. Can you believe it?! As I've mentioned before, the holidays can be difficult for me. They come with a bundle of complicated feelings. One thing I've found helpful is remembering that I get to choose what is meaningful to me about this season, and I get to choose where to...

Thanksgiving

My heart is ready for Thanksgiving. Most years Thanksgiving kind of sneaks up on me. To be transparent with you, I've had some awful Thanksgivings in the past, and I usually try not to think about the holiday season until it's unavoidable. I want to like this holiday more than I actually do, as...

Erin Mifflin

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