Do you struggle with any of these?

  • Finding your purpose as a Christian
  • Feeling removed from God’s love and grace
  • Feeling like a fake when it comes to your faith
  • Tired of living in a culture that’s forgotten about God

Well, you’re in the right place! God takes our life and grows into what He designed us to be!  Yes, He lets us stumble and fall, but He always offers grace to become more than we could ever expect. Solid answers are found in the Bible. — I share my favorite lessons in spiritual growth. Join me as we look for ways to live out our faith with integrity.

Be encouraged!

Lessons from the Ruckus of Life

I’ve had lots of comments on my “living above the noise” name.   It has connected with many of my readers.  They say it gives them a clear picture and points them in the right

Make the Holidays Work for You!

What a great time of year!  You know that feeling – one of amazement (and a bit of disappointment) that another Christmas season has come and gone, and yet, there’s the anticipation and excitement that
We Broke the Mold and Raised Responsible Adults!

We Broke the Mold and Raised Responsible Adults!

Our family’s style of raising responsible adults may be unique to many of you.  We have homeschooled all ten of our kids. I’ve been at it for 29 years. (I know, I’m

Becoming A Woman of Worth

Do you feel undervalued or overwhelmed? I don’t know about you, but there are times that I feel a bit undervalued and overwhelmed.  Too much to do, too much I’m reaching for, and

The Sigh of Humility

Have you ever thought much about humility?  If you’re a Christian, I’m pretty sure you have. But have you really thought about what it takes to be truly humble?  To be completely at

A Woman in Politics – Stonewall’s Anna

Anna and Julia Jackson If you’re anything like me, with politics ranking somewhere behind going to the dentist, you might be surprised to find that supporting our government or our politicians doesn’t always
Just ONE Thing You Need To Know!

Just ONE Thing You Need To Know!

I’ve noticed something in my inbox lately.  A multitude of blog posts claiming things like: “6 Things You Need to Know,”  “5 Super Simple Habits,” “7 Ideas That Will Rock Your World.”  Okay, I get it!  Someone

Without Love, I Am Nothing – 1 Corinthians 13:2

“And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” (1 Corinthians 13:2)  Charity And Its Fruits
There’s More To Life …..

There’s More To Life …..

Life…there are a few things we know about it.  And there are a bazillian things we don’t.  These unknowns are the things that have slowed me down in recent years. As I began

What Do You Value?

What is the value of a coin? A car? A house? A person? A human soul? The term ‘value’ has many connotations.  What is valuable to one person may not be to another.  A coin
The One Thing You Need to Become Friends with Your Kids

The One Thing You Need to Become Friends with Your Kids

Parenting is a lifetime occupation — and with communication as the backbone of your relationship — it can truly be the biggest blessing you can imagine!
Marriage 101 – Lessons from the Chickens!

Marriage 101 – Lessons from the Chickens!

“But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; and the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.  Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you; and let the fish
Running into the New Year – Review and Plan for a Great Year!

Running into the New Year – Review and Plan for a Great Year!

  Replay from last post…….”What a great time of year!  You know that feeling – one of amazement (and a bit of disappointment) that another….year has come and gone, and yet, there’s the

Seeking Happiness – Or God?

We seek many things in this life.  Physical treasures, popularity, success, place, beauty. But after all is said and done (and we do that well, don’t we?) we find all that really matters is 
Would You Be Mary?

Would You Be Mary?

Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David;
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