How People See You – Blossom Tip 1

When I met James L. Rubart at the Oregon Christian Writer’s Conference last month, I never dreamed I’d quote a line from his book — which I’d never read — within five minutes of our conversation. “You can’t read the label when you’re standing inside the bottle,” I said. “Some old guy said that a long time ago — I […]

How People See You – Blossom Tip 1

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The Blossomy Best Way to Start Your Day

What’s your favourite way to start the day? I get up at 4 a.m. every morning — but you’ll be relieved to know I’m not saying you have to get up that early to Blossom! In fact, I’d call you crazy if you rose with me. 🙂 Even when it’s dark and rainy, I love the start of a fresh new day. The […]


The First Book in the “She Blossoms” Series Will Be Called…

Blossom: Finding Hope and Healing for Your Heart After Loss is the working title of the first “She Blossoms” book in my series! Of course, “working title” means it could change in 15 minutes. But it’s been the working title for over a month, so it may stick for another day or two. Last week, I polled my She Blossoms […]

First Book in the She Blossoms Series

The One Thing That Makes You Blossom Into Life

The One Thing That Makes You Blossom Into Life

I have a very serious job for you: find and value at least One Thing that makes you come alive. One Thing that makes me come alive — in all my Blossomy glory — is listening to podcasts while running and walking backwards up hills at 5:30 in the morning! One of my recent podcast discoveries is HopeWriters; I listened […]


Why You Aren’t Blossoming Yet – and How to Start

You’ll be relieved to know I’m finished writing the first chapter of my first She Blossoms book 🙂  … and it’s all about Eve. Yes, the Eve who ate the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil! The Eve who was banished from the Garden of Eden. The Eve who learned how to Blossom despite loss, pain, regret, and […]

How to Get Rid of Bitterness and Regret

3 Surprising Things About Your Past

3 Surprising Things About Your Past

Regrets? Sure, I have a few. And so do you. “I regret loving him,” says Anna on Words of Comfort When Your Heart is Broken. “I wish I hadn’t spent ten years with him. I knew I it wasn’t a good relationship from the start, but I stayed with him. I feel like I lost a huge chunk of my […]


What is Your Purpose in Life? 

I received a lovely email from a “She Blossoms” reader, asking how to figure out what he should do with his life (yes, even guys want to Blossom! 🙂 ). In 6 Practical Ways to Find God’s Call on Your Life, I share a few ideas for figuring out your purpose, mission, calling. If you don’t know what to do […]

How to Find Your Purpose in Life

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Tasty Treats to Help You Blossom

What was the last thing you ate — and did you notice how delicious it was? I want to know, because I just got back from the Write-to-Publish Christian Writers’ Conference at Wheaton College near Chicago…and boy, was the food good! Ripe juicy watermelon chunks for dessert (plus chocolate mousse, raspberry squares, sugar cookies), perfectly cooked oatmeal for breakfast (plus pancakes, […]


The Worst (and the Best!) News You’ll Get Today

In 7 Ways to Take Care of Yourself Through the Divorce Process , I shared one of the most painful truths about being an adult: if we don’t take good care of ourselves, then nobody will. Isn’t that sad? If you don’t take care of yourself, who will? And if not now…when? But wait a minute…what if this is GOOD […]

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